|cookie (15558km): |
Stanley, TAS, AU, An early morning sail with Dave at West Inlet. Was only 12 to 15 knots when we arrived but the wind was suposed to
pick up after low tide. We rigged up then waited more than an hour for the wind. The first runs it was WSW which was a good angle.
The wind then switched West at 25 to 35 knots which made the run a little broard and rough. Would have been easier on a smaller board and sail but no complaints.
Iso 55, Mach2 6.2, CL26W.
|Steve Charles (27643km): |
Dorans, TAS, AU. New FF97, Warp 5.4 and Z31cm SLM.
Well that was just waaaaay tooooo windy. Crazy windy, super choppy and couldnt sail for half of that short session.
|Dave Morehead (19572km): |
West Inlet, Stanley
iSonic 55 | MACH2 6.2 | Tribal WS 23
Another sail at West Inlet within 12hrs (evening low tide, followed by the morning low tide)! As Cookie said, was good for the first few runs and then swung a bit too broad and increased in strengh quite a bit. Great spot and good fun, but a bit over-powered with the 6.2 on the 76L board once the wind came in. Tide was also coming in pretty quick, reducing the window of opportunity to work out where and how to get the best run! Can't wait to get back though, as a great spot to sail!
Drove back to Hobart and had another quick sail at Dorans. Same gear but with a 5.5 as it was howling. Well done Steve on your 37knot top spped, very gutsy in those conditions (windy-as)!
|TGale (7749km): |
Dorans, TAS, AU IS 76, Koncept 4.3, VDWS 27
Wild conditions today, but took it ultra-slow getting some confidence back after the big off last week. Used the Koncept for the first time, such an easy sail to handle in the wild wind, managed to resist all temptation to sheet in and power up but was still going 23 or 24 knots fully sheeted out in the gusts.