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|Jeff ne hardpole|
|Windxtasy (8410km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU 85 Sonic, 32 Vector, 5.8 Koncept. I should have rigged bigger but I was warned about 25 knot gusts. I didn't see any.
2-20 knots sometimes in as many seconds!
My first run was a good one down toward Majestic Point, then the wind dropped so dramatically I had to uphaul to get going again and it took me about 20 minutes to slog back. Then the wind kicked in a bit and it was fun if not fast sailing. Nice rolling swell rather than chop. A fun winterish sail but not as cold.
Good to catch up with some of the team.
|Jeff ne hardpole (10783km): |
Melville Beach, a few others out. Managed to time packing up so I got as wet as possible. Good to get out after what seems like a long time.
Well done on the distance Scargo - beat mine (still trying to break that 100) !
Anita, I had the fun of wading back to find the wind picked up almost straight away.
|lao shi (40999km): |
Unfortunately I had plumbing issues this morning so wasn't able to get out with Scarrgo.
However I did stay till dark milking the last of the 2 min squalls for all I could.
2 identical display speeds of 33.82! How weird is that?
Typical winter day, sun, white out rain, wind and glass.
Great team turn out.
Big day, Scarrgo! Well done! You will find your 2 sec will be between .3 and .5 less than your peak normally.
|Pointman (11332km): |
Fun blat at Melville in a gusty westerly.
Futura 111 + 7.6 TR7 + 38 Sting.
First sesh on the new Sting (which replaces my busted 40 Talon). Very impressed. Rock solid in the chop and went well upwind. Not sure if it is as slippery as the Talon off the breeze, but very powerful and responsive.
Combo felt pretty good. I was overcooked in the gusts, but they were probably over 25K, so hardly surprising.
A fair bit of waiting around for the wind, but some good squirts when it did fire up.
Good to see quite a few Pinnaroos getting amongst it.
|scarrgo (8261km): |
Majestic Point, WA, AU
got down to the river nice and early got a good sail over most of the day had a display speed of 30.09 so a little disapointed with how far it dropped
oh well all up pretty satisfied
and fixed all the numbers now thanks windxtacy
finally third times the charm getting all three track files together
6.2 reflex, 76 isonic, 30 jp sl
|nebbian (8305km): |
iSonic 94, Ezzy 7m, JP Freeride 31
Tried out a new spot today, thought I may have overcooked the sail choice when some big 25 knot gusts (with rain!) came through but then I was glad of the extra metres when the wind backed off. In the end the wind died out completely and I had to walk back along the bank.
Very glad I put the booties on, I may have to start wearing a wetsuit soon... the boardies and rashie were OK when sailing but when you stopped the wind chill got a bit nippy. Perhaps the rain had something to do with it.
Still excited to sail the first winter storm of the season... Yeah!!!