||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|
|Cootharabean (12437km): |
Lake Weyba, QLD, AU RRD 114/71W 7.0 R8 O.D. Out with Team Fox - FNQ Pete, Viking Greg and Chris, Solo Paul and later Brynn. Viking Mat and Ken also out having a blast. Conditions werent the best with the usual gusts, lulls and wind shifts but none the less it was still great to have a session again with the local crew
|dr cam (36696km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU Wind S-SE-ESE Mostly 18-22-the odd higher gust .Big tides .Gear Falcon speed 52,5 JP slalom 60 Evo 11 6.4 Tribal deltas/speed weeds .
Rigged for the forecast which looked great .
Sailed with Reuben Morgan but we both struggled with the up & down wind & big shifts in the tide -you'd just start to get comfortable then the water would either get too high or too low .
Sailing fitness is wanting at present -forearms were giving out today ...
Maybe tomorrow ..!!
|Andrew (2250km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
A nice lazy after work Friday afternoon sail. Bumped into the carpark and Billy from Smithfield was just leaving - having shagged himself out. Ed was still in the water - probably ended up doing nearly three hours. It was a bit sloppy and all over the place but the sun was out and the sky was blue. Rigged my 7.2 and Fox 140 - had some good runs and frustrating times but it was fun - maybe should have rigged the 7.8 = still, nice thing to do after work. Ed hung around and we had a chat = tomorrow is the last day of the wind for the moment - so I'm going down early with Ed and maybe Mark and Rick will be there - but a nice guy from overseas was sailing with Ed and he and his family are going to be around for the next 4-5 weeks - heaps and heaps of kites - everyone out there following their bliss. I hope you all had a great day.
|Pete C (92710km): |
Lake Weyba, Very gusty S-SSE, Fox105/ 32 fox WS /7.0 NCX and FOX120/ 36 fox WS /7.0 NCX
| Eddy (19361km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU..Billy got kicked out of home early to day so he loaded up one of his 'Hot Rods' and came to port looking for some action..He mannaged to get me down the beach by lunch time as i wasn't working so had no excuse not too show up early..Was a good breeze blowing saw Billy rigging a 7m i was to lazy to go and have a look so i rigged no cam 7m as well..Had a good blast but couldn't get really comfortable wind direction was a bit off and had a big tide running but still a good blast.Billy was running hot and i couldn't catch him he was way to fast and sailing well on his race gear..Wind dropped a bit so had a quick pit stop and put 40cm fin in 105 Fox and powered up 7m and went and did a few more laps wind picked up again and it was game on ..Had a couple of guys from down south up here sailing on go fast gear as well had a few drags with them when the sea got rough and to my surprise i could stay with them with out to much effort..all good fun..Andrew came out for a blast just as i knocked off he was getting some nice runs in and came in happy..But at the end of the day' Man Of The Match 'has to to go to Billy for going hard in a choppy sea. Well done mate....All good fun cheers Ed..
|Kel (34169km): |
Yorkeys Knob, QLD, AU
should have gone to Green!
Isonic W63 Overdrive 6.2 Drake DW32
|binny (1160km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU
Met Dr Cam on the way over to the island, he suggested my chioce of gear was below par! and that I should stay out on the water to 4:15
Really appreciate the loan gear (and you too Kel!) and the pack up for me :)
iSonic 80 and North Warp 6.3
|Billy (9260km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
That was the hardest day at Port i reckon Ive had. Had a day off to catch up on some sailing and hit the road reasonably early to catch Ed. Hit the water around 11 in the morning and it was on straight away. Nicely powered up and enjoying the smooth as the tide dropped out, albiet in a very southerly breeze which was manageable for the first 1-2 hrs, then it just petered away. Was happy with the initial 15 odd kts to start with, but by lunch it had turned off and became super gusty. Percievered for another hr or so, but by 3pm, gave it away. Ed had come in looking for something bigger to stick in his fin box in the hope that that would give him a few extra hrs on the water. Seemed to work..I left him punching out the Km's and it appeared that the breeze had filled back in.
So many out on the water in Latte Land, Kiters, 4 or 5 sails , local, southerners and even a Catameran joined in the fun. Sun, Boardies and great friends.
Used - Motion,CASL108, 36Tribal, 7.0M2 OD.