Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2013-09-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Mineral
17.2(D)
9.24(D)
0(D)
4.1(D)
5.68(D)
7.4(D)
Grumpy
35.57 [PB](D)
31.43(D)
9.98(D)
21.32(D)
22.1(D)
37.72(D)
Windxtasy
21.5(D)
19.95(D)
5.27(D)
7.18(D)
11.07(D)
10.42(D)
JJ
37.21(D)
33.6(D)
10.29(D)
16.65(D)
20.31(D)
43.57(D)
lao shi
33.25(D)
30.81(D)
19.96(D)
22.52(D)
24.19(D)
79.3(D)
Pointman
28.99(D)
25.71(D)
5.68(D)
16.09(D)
14.37(D)
14.8(D)
Jeff
23.11(D)
21.08(D)
6.59(D)
15.82(D)
15.1(D)
30.52(D)
nebbian
Chris Porter
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
JC2
Jemma
Birdman
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
Ricey
WINGMAN
Bunyip
Sam
AC1
Hooksey
Lunny
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Flatchat
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Boz
Windmill
remery
Pacey
Jase
Woody-Mark
CrimsonFlash2
SRS73
Antman
AndreaMunich
Italy
kai
Gloria Jackson
Average36.3932.5215.1321.9223.1561.44
Mineral (4665km):
2532 days ago

Rocket, and 5.7 Hellcat. Bugger all to write home about, in the straps one only with any comfort,shows no sailing since March this year, breeze to on and off when this unco'd from no skills in the bag.Laughing

Came home to a nice how shower, and a hot coffee instead. Cool

 



Grumpy (8011km):
2532 days ago
1 categories

Crazy session from driving rain to sunshine. I've been playing around trying to get this board to go over the chop a bit better and I think I've got it. My previous sessions at Melville have been topping out at 32 in the chop.

 

Stoked with a PB especially considering the chop. Last time I did 35 was in flat water at Shark Bay so pretty happy with this one. Most of my other runs where either over powered or under powered so the 5x10 is a bit off.

 

6.3LB, 86Is, 32 Talon, Melville Beach, WA, AU



Windxtasy (10572km):
2532 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU 5.9K 74L tabou waveboard

A cautious comeback sail. I was hoping for a gentle sunny 15-20 knots as forecast today, but it was windier than that. I had put in the F111 and the 85 Sonic but it was more like 73L weather. I knew the Mistral speed board could handle the chop but I wasn't ready for it's blistering speed, so I played it safe and put in the old waveboard. It didn't even occur to me to put in a wave sail, but the combo with the 4.9 Koncept was perfect. Comfy, safe, nicely blanced, planing most of the time and fun. I didn't want to stop but was wary of overdoing it early in my recovery. 

No great speeds, but as I wasn't trying for any I am not bothered. Just happy to be on the water again. Good to catch up with some of my GPSTC buddies.

A bit of sunshine would have been nice.



JJ (25827km):
2532 days ago
4 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Caught a lucky gust on my first run...the only really powered up run of the day.

I thought I'd try the Isonic with a smaller fin I borrowed from Slowy - super slippery, went sideways a few times but no real scary moments.

Took the M137 for a spin for the last 20 minutes, wow, like a hovercraft over the chop, so smooth (compared to the Isonic) and 33.47 knots - 1.5 knot increase in PB for a board this size - stoked Cool

 

Isonic 86, CL29,    Mistral 137, CL40,   HSM GPS 6M



lao shi (41082km):
2532 days ago
3 categories

Morning session at Dutchies on a demo Patrik 85 trailer wave thanks to Steve's Surf Shed. NNW until it switched NW with ballistic rain. Some nice lumps coming through and really fun despite being the other tack.

Interesting concept with a very short 225 with most of the volume forward of the straps and basically a twin with a small central trailing fin.

Three full US fin boxes allow for a variety of set ups.

On the wave it was great! Trucked upwind, stalled nicely at the top and rocketed in to the bottom turn.

Short length was no problem with getting over the white water. Had to make adjustments for the low volume in the tail both on the wave and in the gybe but no real drama.

Coped with the 5.9 S-1 easily and felt good with the 5.3 Kaos.

Only downside was found it hard getting in to the back strap on the way out (however it is set at the furthest back position which may be the problem with my short legs) and so felt a bit sideways.

Thanks to Steve for the loan. Would thoroughly recommend giving one a try if you are after a proper wave board.

Afternoon session with the usual crew at Melville.

LB6.3, is90, GW32



Pointman (16122km):
2532 days ago

After work sesh at Melville.  By the time I got there it was WSW and very gusty.

Started on the M112 + 7.6 TR9 + 40 Sting, but way too gusty for the 112.

Grabbed the 135 Patrik + 44 F-Hot, which meant I could at least stay afloat in the lulls.

Barely worth the effort, but I managed a few planing runs on the 135.

Not a day for the working class Undecided



Jeff (11518km):
2531 days ago

Tarifa, AL, ES

Not quite as windy as yesterday, slept in and when I got to the club at 12:00 all the 4.2 and 4.7 sails were in use, so had to take a 5.3 and 115l board. Not the gear for the day but after an hour or two the others all came back so swapped to a 4.5 and 85l Joker with a 22cm wave fin. Was actually pretty good in the gusts (a little overcooked in the wildest ones but ok most of the time). Bit too small for the lulls but at worst just sat in the water and waited for the next gust to come. Wild variation in wind from 30K to 5K in seconds. You can see them coming and some of the 30K ones are quite large (especially when offshore). Sailed until about 5:00 with a few rest stops for some fruit and bread.

 

Feeling a bit taxed by it all today, arms a bit on the tired sign. Nice and sunny most of the time with the odd cloud moving past quickly.

http://www.ka72.com/TrackRecalc.aspx?fid=47715

 Sea state much rougher, a lot of waist \ chest high chop, good for turning on.

 



Comments
starboardsailor


QLD
Australia
2532 days ago

Well done on the pb Ian.Surprised

Damo


WA
Australia
2532 days ago
Nice one Grumpy,congrats on the PB,nice speed for sailing chop!
Sausage


QLD
Australia
2532 days ago

Well done Grumpy - I think you have me on the 2 sec too.  Yeppoon is throwing up some classic conditions today with 20+kn but work has put a stop to me sailing.

Grumpy


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Thanks fellas

Darryl I hope you're making the most of the SE'ster 

Snags, Pretty sure you're still faster at Yeppoon, when we say its choppy its nothing like yeppoon.

 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Well done Grumpy, in less than perfect speed conditions for sure! Not exactly PB weather. Your wounds are obviously not holding you back and haven't lost your style due to lack of sailing. Congratulations!

OOh, look at that ^ 6 jellybeans! I shall enjoy them for the few minutes they last!!

Mineral, good to see you got out on the water today. Where were you sailing?

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Haha. They'll be taken off me soon enough. So what did you change that helped you speed through the chop?

Grumpy


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Mineral may not be talking to you Anita, you just took 6 jelly beans off himLaughing

JJ


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Grumpy - stoked for you, great going getting a PB 2 sec in today's chop Cool

lao shi


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Awesome job, Grumpy!Cool

col


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Well done Grumpy What did you change.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

You're speaking a different dialect there Mark! 

paddymac


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Go Grumpy!!!

Vando


QLD
Australia
2532 days ago

Nice one GrumpyCool.

 

Grumpy


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Col, Anita

I moved the mast base back, went with a slightly larger fin and dropped the boom. The main aim was to get the board up on the tail instead of slapping into the chop. I dropped the boom to balance front foot pressure after moving the mast base back. I've been doing a lot of experimenting with my 101 trying to get it to work for me and I found it really needs to be flying on the tail to be comfortable. I always tried to get the board riding flat over the chop but its much better up on the tail. The 86Is still needs some trial and error but I'm pretty happy with the 101Is these days. When I came back from Shark Bay last Dec I was ready to sell it, good thing I'm to stubbon to give up.

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Super Grumpy getting a pbCool and nice speeds team pinners!

ray gun


WA
Australia
2532 days ago

Awesome speeds in that chop Grumpy, well done.Cool

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

Good one Grumpy Cool

Good to see the old worn out one having a go Laughing

Obelix


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

Fantastic speed Grumpy. Impresive. Cool

Congratulatins on your PB. 

Bender


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

Great work on the PB GrumpyCool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

A good team outing for a weekday. Good to see such enthusiasm for sailing. Well done guys!

Pointman


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

Nice one Grumpy, good speed for Melville Cool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

Grumpy, within 3 knots of Slowboat. That's a good effort on any day!

Jeff


WA
Australia
2531 days ago

Can only imagine what 35 at melville feels like. Awesome effort grumpy.