Swan River Mob (WA, Australia) - 2014-02-10
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Recycle
37.95(D)
35.53(D)
14.61(D)
20.62(D)
24.61(D)
27.13(D)
25
38.88(D)
35.43(D)
0(D)
19.07(D)
24.51(D)
17.12(D)
Sammy the snail
37.001(D)
35.803(D)
25.595(D)
25.004(D)
33.751(D)
118.348(D)
Slowboat
43.056(D)
40.134(D)
17.511(D)
23.962(D)
29.959(D)
80.531(D)
Istaaack
42.2 [PB](D)
40.33 [PB](D)
17.65(D)
21.83(D)
25.84(D)
108.2(D)
Claude
42.386 [PB](D)
39.202 [PB](D)
15.174(D)
23.896(D)
29.613(D)
98.048(D)
Snides
41.15(D)
38.76(D)
13.64(D)
22.28(D)
24.79(D)
81.13(D)
Tim Stockton
Chris Adamson
Craig Mann
Dan Engdahl
Whitey
Matthew Langer
JC
Stringer
Neil Daffen
Linds
Spock
Gav
Mick
SAM WILLIAMS
Lachy
Aiden
Average42.7240.2321.6224.4831.86113.27
Recycle (17196km):
2377 days ago

Missed the tea party againFrown,short early session at Melville before daughters 16th

Manta54/6.4/vector sp weed 24



25 (13981km):
2377 days ago
2 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Very quick after work sail - on the water at 5.40 - a couple of nice gusts in nice flat water. Apparently it ws nukin earlier.

RRD Xfire V4 98, RSR E4 7.0, 28cm mXr UFO 30.

 



Sammy the snail (27443km):
2377 days ago
3 categories

LG - 15-18knts, then 18-22 with odd 24.. Great day with an unexpected pb in bonus Tongue out

Start up on 5.8 with 55

Went for an hour when they all went for speed.. wanted to see what to expect with the actual water level at the front.. Thats very good news

Tried some Alpha at the front too, and wasnt flat, so thats good news too for when the water gets better..

Then Jamie turned up and we decided to size down (a little optimistic), we went for some speed and play around on the 5m and 47

The wind never kicked in really and end up been a very cruisy sail. Just powered on 5m. Could probably hit 38+ on 5.8 but really enjoyed the 5. My NM was the last run from the speed run on the other side, blasting across the chops and passing on the front of the cars.

Great to meet all the crews, lot of people and PBs.. lot of smiling face Cool

Misty55, RSR5.8, Mxr24 - Misty47, RSR5, Mxr20



Slowboat (41563km):
2377 days ago
4 categories

liptons again yeehar some wind.

This time used 5.5m and started on SP47 with 23cm Tribal speed fin. Wind wasnt fully cranking and was getting a few 41s and 42 here and there on that setup on both sides of the estuary. The wind looked like it was starting to boot so back to the car for the SP41 and desperately unused Tribal 16 asy which I've been hanging out to get onto again.

Since the asy I have is for starboard tack I had to hit the other side of the estuary. But by the time I got there the wind had clocked around a little bit to the south and consequently got way more gusty with a frustrating wind line right on the edge of the choppy channel. Best run there was only a 42.

Back to find a sym fin for port tack run and it was nuking! The only one I had was the CL24 carbon weed fin and it was sitting proud in the box so spent a while fiddle farting around making it fit. Finally hit the water... sailing out from the beach hit a sick gust and just kept going into the channel with it for 41.2kts on the dial peaking near the channel marker in the chop... yeeeehar. I gybed and went the other way for 43.4 on the dial just before I crashed as I sailed into a lull. oops! Managed to slide on my bum hanging on to everything until I skidded to a stop in waterstart posi.

Then the wind dropped :(

Got a few OK gusts to round out some more 10 secs but was spewing I wasted the best of the wind in the shadow behind the headland on the other side with the asy, and then pissfarting around on the beach trying to fit too big a fin into the board (hence the crash).

Still a wicked day on the water. Great to see more PBs coming through and loads of smiles at the end.

So much fun to have enough wind to be on the speed gear again. Yeeeeehar!



Istaaack (4358km):
2377 days ago
2 categories

Peel Inlet, WA, AU

Awesome session down at Liptons and the otherside!

Lots of crew down which made it fun and also congested in the very lucky speed patch we were all fighting for and the lucky gusts.


I found speed heaven on the otherside and i was hammering away for a while getting about 41 knots and then i went back to Liptons where i scored a 42.08 , before going back to the otherside and scoring a 42.2. Very happy with the Isonic 87 slalom board and the reflex 5 6.2 is such an amazing sail the acceleration in the gusts and control are to die for :)

With these speeds im trying to convince myself i dont need a speed board. But i know that if i had a good speed board i could go an extra 2 or 3 knots faster

The otherside wasnt super smooth so you had to hammer through the chop with entry speed and then maximise the gusts and flat water for the last 300m or so. Liptons is much the same, need to enter with lots of speed through heavy chop. only got one good powered run there today was a bit dissapointing but the potential is huge!

Isonic 87 2014, Reflex 5 6.2m , Vector Weed speed 27

 

 



Claude (26710km):
2377 days ago

Mandurah, Liptons, another fun outing at this spot,

SS 49, 6.2 Reflex 5 , Choco weedy 24.



Snides (28012km):
2377 days ago
1 categories

Peel Inlet, WA, AU

fun day at liptons started on the e4 6.4 mistral47/maui delta 15 got a 38 on this fin early on before the wind kicked. as i came in to change fins the wind lifted to about 20-22kn requiring a rig down to the e5 5.4 and mistral 41 with a new loaner 20lockwood weedy. 2 runs later i had a 41.38 on the dial as the wind kicked to 25. 1 run later as the wind went ballistic i had a trip and went through the foot of the sail. This left a hole about a foot in diameter in the very foot of the sail. sailed back in and rigged the 4.7 which was too small in the bare offs. i think better speeds where on the card if i hadnt of stacked it..never mind next time. congrats to Claude and Isaac for firing today. Also to all the others as well,too numerous to mention.

Comments
Hardie


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Fantastic Numbers across the Board Sammy, and sensational 1HRCool

Red


VIC
Australia
2377 days ago

nice work Sammy!

Jimbob the Bogan


SA
Australia
2377 days ago

SmileSmileSmile PB Sammy mate you are smoking it. nice alpha and nm too.

Captain bogan


SA
Australia
2377 days ago
Great numbers Sammy and well done on the pb :)
STROPPO


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Acouple of pics Claude and Snides

Bender


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Nice one Istsakk, smokin speeds mate.

Elmo


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

HUUUUUUGE Hour there SammySurprised Well doneCoolCoolCoolCool

 

Hardie


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

WooHoo Claude, all you needed was the opportunity, and you got the speeds commensurate with your skills, brilliantCool

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Well done fellars super pbs CoolCoolCool

JJ


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Claude, Isaac - smashing it, well done Cool

powersloshin


NSW
Australia
2377 days ago

great hour Sammy, looking at your tracks I feel nostalgic already, my windsurfing heart is still at LG....

Elmo


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Great results Claude and IzaakCoolCoolCool

lao shi


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Great to see the machine back at the top of the table!Cool

Istaaack smashes 40 5x on slalom gear!Surprised and takes down the slow one on 5x!!!!!SurprisedSurprisedTongue out That is fighting talk!

Sweet Hr, Sammy!Cool

Snides


WA
Australia
2377 days ago
great hr Sammy well done! cheers for the pic Stroppo.
Istaaack


WA
Australia
2377 days ago
Love this spot for sailing has so at least 3 potential speed runs and some mayhem in the middle !! Would be interesting in winter if the storm surge doesn't ruin it. Congrats to all the pb takers on the day for all teams included!!
Slowboat


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

istaaaaaack & Claude! Didnt see you when the wind booted, Pt Grey side was a bit lonely but I did see Alby over there. Was sweet earlier on with a bit more W in the wind- water was so flat it was cheating. So I got lured back over there with my asy fin... Glad you guys made the most of the wind at liptons. Got a taste of it at the end. Was stronger than last time. I think most of the time there a small slalom board can be at least as fast as a speed board. Most of my fastest runs were on my 91l slalom board on Friday- and that was faster than I went yesterday. Easier to get in position to make the most of the wind thats there. But hey Istaac you should get a speed board to find out ;)

Istaaack


WA
Australia
2377 days ago
Slowboat!! I sailed non stop all day and the unscheduled 20 min break was not at the windiest haha ! Straight back out there !! You were on the beach when I got in fluffing around :p Yeh the slalom boards have huge potentials here they can enter the run with assumably more speed! I wouldn't know never really used a speed board would be fun Istaackiing one of those little needles!! :) I was getting consistent 41 and 42 both sides! But still think the pt grey is epic ! Most runs were well powered and if you can hammer the chop for a while you get rewarded with 10 seconds of heaven at the end with some nice bullets .
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Well done Claude on another set of PB's!

Isaac, I enjoyed witnessing your first 42 knot run and your excitement after you checked your GPS.

Sammy, congrats on a HUGE hour.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Awesome guys, congrats Cool

evets


WA
Australia
2377 days ago

Well done on the PBs guys.

Brilliant hour Sammy, glad the trip to LG is having some pay off.

 

Great speeds snides. Thanks for trying to encourage me even if it did not pay off :-(  I may have to wait for a good easterly to crack 40 :-)

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2376 days ago

Another pic of Snides gybing in glass on a 15cm fin 47wide mistralCool

Tomski


WA
Australia
2376 days ago

Text book snides. Perfect roost and sail position.......smooooooth.

 Must say green & gold looks sweet on the waterCool

ODIN


South
Croatia
2376 days ago

Nice one guys ,some good speed there..