FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2019-09-08
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Billy
28.74(D)
27.056(D)
15.644(D)
15.533(D)
24.048(D)
62.86(D)
dr cam
26.397(D)
23.765(D)
16.401(D)
17.464(D)
22.832(D)
31.855(D)
Benny McCarthy
27.68(D)
26.479(D)
16.595 [PB](D)
9.6(D)
23.567(D)
71.922(D)
Geoff Ringe
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Kel
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Eddy
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Jason
Billy Green Island
Trojan
Dave
Cootharabean
WindActionPete
Richo
Andrew
Brynoz
Ian
Flashman
Snorkel962
Bindi
Kiera
Islandboydaz
boxy
binny
Alvadave
Pencil Neck
Average28.2126.7716.5016.5023.8167.39
Billy (7940km):
10 days ago

Holloways Beach, QLD, AU

Now that was a very unexpected Top 10 Day at the Mud Pit. Just B2 and "Dereck the Dredge" for company today. Not sure where todays forecast came from but im pretty sure Livio didnt predict it so I was content just earning brownie points and spending the day with the bride. Well, that didnt go to plan. Today, I blew all of the available brownie points after getting a text from B2 indicating that there might be the possibility of a sail on big gear - see you in 1/2 hr. 

On arrival, the tide was low and building towards high, and there was white caps as far as the eye could see. Solid 15 kts with a few stronger squirts out wide where Dereck was busy doing his business. Super fun arvo and the last hour was the most entertianingh for B2 who caught me in the act of piroetting around the front of my board after recieving a not so well timed bum slap in the later stages when it was super rough and confused and very much oat the high tide mark. Gladly pulled up stumps whilst the current King ran a few more laps to secure his kingdom.

Used: WT72, BPR 47.5, 7.8 ODM2



dr cam (34716km):
10 days ago
4 categories

Clifton Beach, QLD, AU Light wind sail off the Beach from 12-1  on the big gear .Used the JP suoerlight wind Warp 9m2 & production 56cm carbon fin .

Nice little work out before an afternoon nap .

Gorgeous weather up here at present !!SmileCool



Benny McCarthy (3729km):
10 days ago

Holloways Beach, QLD, AU

Took our little princess Molly dog, who has now recovered from recent surgery, for a walk on the beach just before midday.  There was very little breeze on arrival but by the end of the walk the wind seemed to be building.  Checked the Arlington readings and they were looking very positive- SSE 18-21kn and on the up!  Decided then to have one the pigeons deliver QB1 a message to get his arse down to the beach for a sail on the big gear (actually, in this modern age, the message was sent via text).

The wife thought I was being very optimistic but how wrong she was!  Ended up being another Top 10 day at the mud pit!!!  Rigged the 8.6 Severne OD R4 along with "Big Woody" Futura 124 & BP 42.5...  15-20kn predominately ESE winds with a few stronger gusts here & there.  A little overpowered at times, even with the sail trimmed flat as!  Absolutely spewin I took only the one board & sail... the smaller gear would have been sensational out there today!!!

Happy to have had some sweet outward runs in between the swell lines probably close to equal on the inward runs.  QB1 was having great fun with some downwinders out past the barge just off the knob- cracked a nice naughty as well considering the lumpy conditions.

QB1 also put on some extra entertainment towards the end of the session flying straight over the handbars and I just happened to be in the perfect position when trailing to see the whole act go down-  Judged it a 10 outta 10 for the huge splash!  Laughing

Super stoked the weather man got it oh so wrong today!

"Long May our Big Jibs Draw!"

 

      



Comments
Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
10 days ago
Nice hr Benny congrats
Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
9 days ago

Thanks Maree! Smile  Really have to get my act together with the gybes!!

Firiebob


WA
Australia
9 days ago

Congrats on the team top hr and a PB today Benny Cool

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
9 days ago

Thanks Firiebob! Cool  Hangin to get back over to GI...  Tides are looking terrific for Saturday the 21st of September!-  Fingers & toes crossed!!! Smile   

WindActionPete


QLD
Australia
9 days ago

Nice light wind sessions fellas, looking good for the rest of the week. anyone going out to green island?

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
9 days ago
Iím working on my gybes to
Billy


QLD
Australia
9 days ago

Well done B2 on your 3rd HR PB in 3 or 4 sessions. Proof in in the pudding. Nail those gybes and then you will really start to see your Hr rise. Super effort in quite trying conditions. 

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
8 days ago

Nice sailing session with you QB1!  Hope you didn't pull up too sore today! Wink

Pete, the wind is looking ok for the working week!  But looks like we'll have to wait another 2 weeks for some cracking neap tides off GI...   

 

fangy


WA
Australia
8 days ago

King Benny, Queen Billy, you fellas are getting bloody good at a yarn. Must be a bit of Les Norton in the pair of ya. SurprisedEmbarassed 

KB, congrats on a PB and for such a show of suicidal stupidity bravery by posting on the internet that your wife was wrong. Queen Billy, can you let me know where to send the funeral flowers?

Sausage


QLD
Australia
7 days ago

Hey fangy, I've always thought you could start a team (you'd be captain just by default of your verbosity Wink) called the Yarners and invite those inclinded to the more loquacious but equally humourous session posts.  I don't get much time to come here anymore but boy I enjoy a good sailing yarn and to have then all in one place would greatly assistLaughing  Hope you and that fairybob character are well over in the west.

Well done on the PB too Benny.  looks like some decent wind coming your way tomorrow. 

fangy


WA
Australia
7 days ago

Snags it's a great idea, but like you I am busy. Of course, that consists mostly of helping Fairiebob with his rubber. Sometimes he puts it on inside out or back the front. You would think that it would be an awkward moment, but he justs laughs and rolls it off and tries again. Admittedly on really cold days he spends a bit more time fumbling around and it can be hard to get him excited, but he always seems happy in the end. Laughing

Firiebob


WA
Australia
7 days ago

I just pretend I'm having an awkward moment, it's strangly enjoyable having Fang help slip my rubber on, especially when he has his nicest Big W blouse on Tongue out

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
7 days ago

Hahaha, how long can this thread go on!!!- Fangy, pretty sure most of us ol' farts from the far North don't have to worry about the rubber in our far superior warmer climates... Laughing 

Eddy


QLD
Australia
7 days ago
Nice one didnít realise you guys got a session in. nice. 👍
fangy


WA
Australia
7 days ago

Snags, Fairie and I catch up quite a bit through our volunteer work. I am a volunteer Store Detective at Bras n Things, and Fairie volunteers in the fitting rooms of Johhny Biggarse Menswear. He has got quite the 'Are You Being Served" thing going on these days with his measuring tape and random inside leg length checks So yeah, we are busy, but it does mean we can go for a stroll together in our breaks to look at blouses, grab a coffee and enjoy some Top Ten Quality Time.

(Yes Benny, this thread is stillll going :-)

Firiebob


WA
Australia
7 days ago

Fang I used to be a doorman at the Cairns Yacht Club, it was 'Hello Sailor" in those days Laughing