Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2015-02-20
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Matt
28.35 [PB](D)
25.14 [PB](D)
0(D)
16.07 [PB](D)
19.11 [PB](D)
16.82 [PB](D)
Ricey
24.41(D)
23.63(D)
13.71(D)
17.21(D)
18.86(D)
30.92(D)
Lunny
32.58(D)
31.26(D)
17.62(D)
21.92(D)
29.44(D)
87.72(D)
GS
26.76(D)
25.14(D)
8.92(D)
6.04(D)
18.66(D)
17.41(D)
Mineral
29.01(D)
26.48(D)
7.24(D)
15.17(D)
24.43(D)
45.9(D)
Birdman
29.53(D)
28.09(D)
20.45 [PB](D)
21.93(D)
26.15(D)
104.25 [PB](D)
Jeff
31.84(D)
29.31(D)
16.09(D)
18.11(D)
29.12(D)
41.9(D)
Lezz
29.96(D)
28.14(D)
14.34(D)
17.91(D)
25.45(D)
49.8(D)
JJ
36.46(D)
35.1(D)
12.79(D)
12.55(D)
18.53(D)
33.55(D)
lao shi
19.48(D)
18.01(D)
11.78(D)
15.56(D)
13.62(D)
29.89(D)
Windxtasy
30.74(D)
25.33(D)
13.37(D)
17.35(D)
26.39(D)
35.87(D)
nebbian
Pointman
Chris Porter
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
JC2
Jemma
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
WINGMAN
Bunyip
Sam
AC1
Hooksey
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Flatchat
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Boz
Windmill
remery
Pacey
Jase
Woody-Mark
CrimsonFlash2
SRS73
Antman
AndreaMunich
Italy
kai
Gloria Jackson
Average34.5233.1819.0421.9329.2895.99
Matt (28km):
1999 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU



Ricey (9521km):
1999 days ago

Pelican Point, WA, AU

Second time trying out my new Rocket 125 - love it, great in the chop and for gybing.

A bit overpowered on Turbo 7.5 but felt good because the board is so comfortable. 37 NP weedy



Lunny (38817km):
1999 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

Plenty of Pinnas ready to feel the groove of smooth... but it wasnt super smooth for long. A building breeze with a high tide chopped things up a little but still bloody good. That smooth glassy stuff certainly puts a smile on your face, and the crabs biting your feet....well they temporarily take the smile away, evil little buggers.

Thanks for sharing your playground again Mandurah

RRD xfire 103, Mistral 91, Severne ReflexII 7.0, delta 21



GS (4113km):
1999 days ago

Melville - IS101, CR7.0, Vector Volt 36.  One of the most uncoordinated sailing I've done lately.  Reckon the wine at working lunch is to blame.



Mineral (4665km):
1999 days ago

Coodanup, Started with a FR 6.6, grovveled about, changed up to an old 3 cam KA 7.5, more bettera Laughing Its an old sail, did the job until it poped a panel so came in to patch it (one more of manyMoney mouth) should have gone back to the 6.6 soon as then, as it was too hard to hold soon afterSurprised

So back in and up with the 6.6 for the rest of session, but buggered by then with handling the 7.5



Birdman (2707km):
1999 days ago
1 categories

Coodanup, WA, AU

Mistral Explosion 103 litre, NP V8 6.5m2 Maui Weed wave fin 22cm

A great afternoon sailing in flat water.  Great to see a good turnout from Pinnaroos (nice to finally meet Lunny),Jeff, Mike, Anita and Leon and a bunch of Mandurah /CST team including Fangy and Decrepit. 

 



Jeff (11518km):
1999 days ago
1 categories

Fangies playground, donated blood this morning and had promised I wouldnt do anything strenuous. Feel a bit worn out now.

Mistral 112, 24 weedy, 7.2 KA Koncept.

Weedy far too small but figured I just needed to concentrate a bit harder. Getting upwind was the hard bit but the runs in the smoot were great. Was watching the board trying to see if it was "sticking" but couldnt see it. Gybing is just such a joy, dont know if its the board or the smooth but its just so nice to carve around at 45deg. Should actually try and work on what I do after that I suppose. Few fish jumping out and birds. They dont seem to mind the smooth either. Just need to get a delta for this board so can actually plane through the weeds. Though I think I need to try it at some more spots.

Great to say high to a few others, too numerous to mention. I think Mineral is trying to bring the kiting activity of rescuing things from trees to windsurfing. Thanks Fin for spotting that one Smile

The person who has the most fun wins.



Lezz (4333km):
1999 days ago
2 categories

 

Pinnaroo Point, WA, AU Plenty of power with 7.5 easy. Started with 125 Rocket 36 jp weed, wind kept on increasing and during second half I used 105 Rocket. That gave me display speed of 30.5 kts. Good fun with a local crowd. It was a little less choppy towards Hillarys. But my best speed was on my last leg home.  



JJ (25827km):
1999 days ago
3 categories

Safety Bay, WA

Late run to SB - the wind didn't play ball (18 to 22 knots), too late in the season I guess.

Always fun to get on the speed board though.

Dodging kites is not testing enough, to spice things up today I had to keep tabs on a guy snorkling back and forth across the boat channel in the middle of the run Frown

Mistral 47, Koncept 6.2 (under-done), DWS 21



lao shi (41082km):
1998 days ago

After a disappointing session at a Northern spot the day before this session was Rock n roll!Cool

Nicely powered on the 5.4 with the 100 it felt like I was cranking some awesome corners both tacks and gybes! No video evidence so I can dream!

Even a few lumps to work on the clew first hits.

The Purelip is so much easier to throw in to the turn than my previous sails. It pulls you in to the turn but doesn't spit you off. Not sure whether this is the lower aspect to the sail but I had a ball.

Loft Purelip 5.4, Rider 100 quad, Big smile!Laughing

 



Windxtasy (10572km):
1998 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU M91, 5.7K 20 Delta slalom Lots of nice wind! 20-22?

What a difference a fin makes! After last week's session of struggling to get upwind with the 17 Delta, Fangy assured me a bigger fin would make all the difference. Leon didn't want to surrender my 23 pepeweed so Fangy lent me a delta from his personal collection to use. Many thanks to Fangy's Fabulous Fin Exchange (a fount of fine foils).

Got on the water a bit late after waiting for Leon to return from a previous engagement, then getting stuck in the frustratingly frozen Friday afternoon traffic on the freeway.

Coodanup wasn't it's usual glassy self (I think now that a lot of the weed has died off it may not be glassy until next season if a decent wind is blowing) but still a lot flatter than most places we sail. There were fish jumping and birds fishing everywhere. At one stage I had to change course to avoid hitting a watterlogged Shag as it was taking off. It is hard to imagine there are any crabs left after the hoardes of crabbers that have been out this summer but I still managed to step right into the jaws of one.

The Mistral flew upwind today and the 20 Delta didn't slide out once. My mission was to improve my gybing, so once again I didn't do any downwind runs until the nm run back to base to finish. What a blast that was! Fully powered up and going over the back of small chop, a little bit scary but in control. Nearly got to 31 on that run with a 30 5X in there but took a while to get up to speed so the nm was only 26. Still a top 3 nm for me.

The gybes - I really didn't gybe well today, even though the board is a dream to gybe and almost gybes itself. I just couldn't make myself get my weight right forward. Although I felt I improved as the session went on, my first gybes were my best alphas. The latter ones were all too wide. Frustrating. Anyway I managed a 17 knot alpha again, which I would have been thrilled with last week, but I was hoping for more.

Leon had a good time and is improving fast, He is using the harness and both footstraps now. He is keen to improve so if any of you want to stop and impart some of your wisdom if you can see ways to improve then I am sure he would welcome it. 



Comments
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1998 days ago

A great team session, with lots making the drive to Coodanup. Sorry I didn't get to catch up with all of you.

Matt, great to see you posting! A full house of PBs for the first post and more to come.

Adrian, well done on the 2 PBs. I know you have been after that 100km for a while. Sailing gloves are the go for distance.

Lunny, close to the 30 with that nm. Well done!

Lezzz, so close to a Pinnaroo 30.

JJ, Safety Bay is becoming more of a slalom challenge these days, avoiding the obstacles, kiters, shallow spots and now snorkellers! Good reflexes and vision required!

Jeff, it's the board. Those Mistrals just love to carve around a gybe, and much smoother in chop than the Sonic.

fangy


WA
Australia
1999 days ago
Adrian congrats on those PB's - well done mate:-) and great to see the spot turned on a Nauti PB for you too Craig: makes the drive down all worthwhile. Nice to catch up with Mineral and Windxstasy and Leon as well - seems like only last week that I saw you :-)
Jeff


WA
Australia
1999 days ago

Big jump in your hour their birdman. so gloves are the secret Smile good distance too.

Lunny, Next step 30 NM - been stuck on that one myself for a while.

 

sms09


WA
Australia
1999 days ago

Grats on the Pbs everyoneCool

paddymac


WA
Australia
1999 days ago

What a great spread of beans. Congrats on the PBs all!

JJ


WA
Australia
1999 days ago

Congrats Adrian, Craig and Matt Cool

lao shi


WA
Australia
1998 days ago

Welcome, Matt!

Nice naughty, Lunny!Cool

Great set of numbers, Birdman! Fantastic to see you back to health!Cool

fangy


WA
Australia
1998 days ago
As always Anita, awesome alliteration. You are right about the weed - I don't think there is enough left to deal with higher tides or winds. But I did shoot some video on Thursday that had some mirror stuff. I will send you a link soon:-)
paddymac


WA
Australia
1998 days ago

11 sailors on a weekday! Awesome.

Decrepit


WA
Australia
1998 days ago

Congrats on the PBs guys, nice to share the water with you.

Anita, I was tempted to stop and offer some advice, but I was in the middle of what felt like a half decent hr.

It seemed to me Leon had too much weight back, and he was ploughing through the water. Is it possible to get the mast track further forward?

That would probably help until he progresses to generating more mast foot pressure.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1998 days ago

Thanks Mike, that's what I thought too. I did move it forward for him toward the end.