The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2021-04-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Peter Johnston
30.567(D)
28.928(D)
14.789(D)
20.904(D)
25.939(D)
45.444(D)
Sailquik
35.429(D)
32.104(D)
15.361(D)
22.651(D)
28.835(D)
40.975(D)
Spotty
37.089(D)
34.737(D)
17.923(D)
21.571(D)
32.333(D)
71.325(D)
kato
Mathew Robertson
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Josh
Average36.2633.4216.6422.1130.5858.38
Peter Johnston (7694km):
11 days ago
1 categories

Amazing autumn day at Sandy Point - really warm and cloudless. Nice sail with Daffy doing runs up to Yanakie and back in the warm NW wind. Gusting between 10 knots and 25knots made it challenging to select the best gear. We opted for 5.7KA Race sails which were about right most of the time.

CA SL 53 with 28cm Lockwood weedie (thank for the loan Andrew!) and 5.7 KA Race.



Sailquik (23938km):
10 days ago
5 categories

Sandy Point, Vic. 

Peter twisted my arm to go for a sail when I probably would have overlooked it. I'm very glad he did. That's what true friends are for. Laughing

It was an unusual true NW direction, quite warm and it coincided with low tide so we had a two hour window to sail the Yanakie Channel. It was quite hard to decide on a sail and board size when we were rigging with the Annemomter showing everything from 10 knots to 28 knots. We started rigging 6.3m and 6.6m, but it seemed to fill in a bit, so we switched to 5.7m's, and I think that was spot on for the most part. I went with the IS87, rather than the IS80 and I think that worked out better as well. 

I was keen to try another of Martin Loves Atomic Prototype fins and this was the perfect opportunity. I feel like a need a fin with a bit of rake here at Sandy these days, as there are small bits of ribbon weed in the water. Upright fins can lead to frustration when they catch one small sliver of ween and it kiils performance until you stop and clear it. On the other hand, 40 and 45 degree fins compromise performance where it is not really warrentad, so Martin made a couple of roughly 30 degree rake fins based on the Weapon foil and shape. I tested the 30cm version this session and I am very positive about it. It seems to retain the great characteristics of the upright weapon slalom. I will need to try it in a range of conditions, but it seemed faster and more secure than my other similar options. i had tried the 28cm verion before, and this 30cm one seems to suit the IS87 better with it's wider tail. Cool

The bank in the Yanakie channel was just the right angle for the NW wind in the stronger gusts, but  bit broad in the soft lulls.It was hard to get a good gust in the right place.

This is really the only place at Sandy where we can get a decent NM. Or it used to be, but now a sandbar has cut off the first 500m so we have to go around the corner at the end an do the last 6-700m on a tighter and slower angle. Still good fun, but not as fast. I was hoping to get  30NM, but pretty happy with what I got in the circumstances. 

Lots of people around today and even a few other windsurfers. Thanks for the arm twist Pete! Laughing

IS87 (2017), KA Speed 5.7m, Atomic 30 deg Weapon prototype. Mini Motion.

 

 



Spotty (7932km):
8 days ago
4 categories

LG, SA, KaRace8.7, Kinetic Centurian100_Frmla', Atomic Weed Weapon 24.  Easter and warm weather at BP, surf in the morn and sail in the arvo in boardshorts.  Heaps of glass up in Kev's Bay and down to spit with a few thick weed sections to navigate around.   Think it was windier around mid-day and missed the best of it but snuck in the 37 peak on first run back towards 5mile.

Mate got some drone footage from Kevs lookout before getting his maiden session on the lake on my 7.7 and 137,  he had a ball of course getting weirded out by the glass as you do and was frothin over it with a beer later.