|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Richard Reynolds: Rico|
|Billy Green Island|
|Freddy Burke (11788km): |
Great afternoon sail with the Billy and Benny...Binny came out for a blast as well. Slow start but the wind came in although there were a
few holes in it. Very enjoyable and great company.
RRD X-FIRE 102, KOYOTE 6.6,STING2-40cm
|Snorkel962 (8424km): |
Nelly Bay, QLD, AU. Wow tested out the SSW for the first time- unreal! On the Naish Titan with E-type 7.3
|binny (787km): |
Mid day session with the lads at Holloways, on the 6 Gator and 103 code:
Should have been on a 7.8 and slalom board like everyone else
Holloways Beach, QLD, AU
|dr cam (34618km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU SE-SSE 18-27 knots .Terrible tides .Gear JP 60 w 2019 EVo 10 7m2 Tribal sw 29 .
Goal today was to see if the newly discovered run at the Far East of the island works on a 0.6 low tide .
After much hype & excitement I discovered it doesnt .
Since the Greenland ice sheet melt the low tides dont seem so low....!!There was way too much water on the run & none of the coral walls that line the run were exposed .
Hell of a job getting there today -mostly overpowered in super rough open ocean with the tribal 29 constantly letting go -spewing +++.
Had to sail as if heading to Arlington & then pinch hard upwind to get there -came up short a couple of times then had to extract myself from waves breaking on coral bommies -not nice ...!!
Was glad to get back to shore unharmed -getting soft in my old age I fear ...
Keen to have another look but reckon it'll need to be less than 0.4 & a bit more east in the wind for the run to work ...
|Billy (7698km): |
Holloways Beach, QLD, AU
Sensational Winters Day at the local Mud Hole with Fred, B2 and Binny. The Captn popped in of course on his way home from the paint shop.
Light early but built into a very nice 20 kts out wide. I stayed in between the shark nets and the dredge barge, tyring to clean up my act when it comes to gybing. Spent quite a bit of time in the water but after smashing a heap of You Tube vids on the subject, we are on the way. Entry going well, exit is still a work in progress. I shot around so quickly on several occasions, that I was left standing still and the rig disapeared from under me and continued the journey.
Left B2 outwide smashing out the k's and am now enjoying a very peaceful evening with the bride.
Used: WT72, 475 BPR, 7.8 OD M2
|Benny McCarthy (3460km): |
Holloways Beach, QLD, AU
Super fun arvo sail at the mud pit with Freddo, B1 & Binny! Arrived before midday to find a jam packed car park due to the Sunday markets. B1 & Freddo were first to arrive and both looked keen as mustard to get out on the water- although I did notice B1 taking an eternity rigging up his new Severne sail... Looked like he was whispering sweet little somethings to it during rig up!...
Wind was a bit light on to begin with, but filled in nicely the longer the session went on. Freddo was sailing with his usual prowess (even with his smaller gear), B1 looked to be setting some time aside for gybe practice and Binny, who arrived a little bit later than us, did bloody well considering he only had a 6m sail with a smaller board & fin. Bugger still managed to spray me with some of his wash after I came off during a gybe attempt out wide! Ended up having a nice little run back in with Binny & got payback sneaking up on the inside, before blatting past & across downwind- not that my extra 1.8m of sail had anything to do with it!
Gaz dropped by for a quick chin wag, pie & chocolate milk before setting off for some exercise on the bike. Capt'n Kel was on house reno duties (arrgghhhh), but the lads reported he still managed to drop by also to say g'day- was let out of the house to pick up some more paint apparently...
Gybe practice seems to be improving- I guess it is a process, not an event! Happy with today's session in the rough stuff- always nice to snag a PB off the beaches!
Used "Big Woody" Futura 124, Severne OD R6 7.8, Venom 48
"Long May our Big Jibs Draw!"
| Eddy (17512km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU Managed an arvo sail wasn't much wind but just wanted to road test new E TYPE 7.8m North sail..Most people get excited about trying out new sails.But for me it has always been some thing that i find really frustrating..Had a' moment of weekness' today and read the rigging instructions for new sail and rigged it to their specs..Went for a quick blast in 13 to 15kts with a few gust out wide..Sail felt like a heavy unblanced peace of crap..Which didn't realy surprise me..So it was back to doing what i always do.Crank it down move mast back and go blasting..And thats pretty much what happened..A few more kts of wind would of been nice. Had to pump it on the plain after almost every gybe..Not sure what to make of new sail yet, need to go and abuse it on a windy day before i make up my mind whether i like it or not..Think it will be ok as long as it twist off nice in the big gust. It takes a lot of cranking down before top panels become loose.There was some'bullshit' i read in the write ups for this sail how it has been cut and designed differently to improve performance.. think that must have some thing to do with it...Guess it was worth rigging up for..Cheers ED..