|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|Swindy (7811km): |
Dawesville, WA, AU
Looked promising but I seemed to be followed by a hole in the wind all morning, never in the right place at the right time. About 10 people out enjoying the sun and flat water.
|Shane121 (4645km): |
Albany, WA, AU Harding rd with one lonely kiteboarder. Didn't get the wind that was forecasted but the sun was shing and still enough wind to get out and have a sail Finally got to use the new trailer.
JP 121, S2 MAUI VENOM 7.7, DELTA 24
|Elmo (26996km): |
NP RS5 8.6m, JP SLW, NP RSX MWS.
Today looked a perfect day for a morning play yet I still managed to make a dogs breakfast of it.
Plenty of breeze when I first rigged the 7.8m by the time I got my wetsuit on it had dropped a fair bit, so quickly rigged the 9.8m.
Hit the water up hauled found the boom was to high so dropped the sail into the water sorted it uphauled and thought Ok this should be ok, no sooner had I hooked in and there was a huge bang, the sail went slack I looked up especting to see a folded mast only to see the mast plaug go sailing of into the distance, bloody webbing on the sail head had let go.
Dragged the gear in, rigged the 8.6 (for the first time) went back out, 9.8 would've been better, underpowered and with my shoulder the way it is I can't pump a sail onto plane.
Tack up wind second gybe flipp the sail and find out EXACTLY how much I can't pump the sail when I try to pop the sail over, pinched nerve affecting all the way down to the hand just managed to hang onto the boom to hook in.
Today was a bit of a testing day as I made up a quicky extension for the foil fusalage, I think it worked ok but susspect there was some flex in it.
Did manage to get a couple of short flights but was stuck in no mans land most of the time and did not have the inclination to sail to the extreme ends of the run then struggle to get back with the shoulder the way it is.
Geat to see Lunny and Duffy exploring the southern reaches and everyone else playing up around Liptons.
Even with the misadventures it was nice to get out, great to see everyone else having fun on a georgous morning
|Hardie (29908km): |
Olive Reserve, WA, AU (Cobblers) Fabulous Sail, cut it short bec so unfit, but couldve stayed out for another hr.
Went and checked out the Foilers at Dawesville and was amazed looking at Snides who was planing/foiling in the lightest winds I've ever seen anyone planing/foiling. For all those that have been frustrated by the low wind planing threshold of windsurfing, Foiling is definitely the answer.
Had got some money together and was going to buy myself a Slingshot 84, then the last storm damaged my roof, and Insurance company will only pay for internal damage, the external roof needs to be replaced at my cost, and My Pajero has just developed a major mechanical problem. So there goes my savings for the next 6 to 12 months.
NO FOILING TOYS FOR ME, so go easy on me foilers
Mike here, for some reason I don't like seeing 0 hours in our posts, so I've downloaded Joe's tracks from KA72 and processed them in GPSspeedreader, with these results.
GPS Team Challenge Category Results:
So I've changed the hr 0 to 5.419