||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km) |
|Lukie (12km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Coolrider 160 litre, 1.5m2 unifibre sail
I had a fun time and I caught some blowies in a fish trap.
|WINGMAN (156km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Coolrider 160 litre, NP V6 5.5m2
Gusty winds, great fun. Really enjoying getting the board planing.
|paddymac (10937km): |
Pelican Point, WA, Patrik 125, Cross 6.4
Great little blast on the river with plenty of like minded souls
|Jonah (2414km): |
Did the safety bay slalom today.
first slalom sail after the finger recon.
was doing well until i did the mother of a wipeout heading broad down one of the deep legs and tweeked the finger :0
Anyway got back in and strapped it up and ended up 6th overall
as instructed i then took my aching body off to do a couple of runs down the speed run which was super smooth. never quite hooked into a really strong gust which is a shame as could have been a PB
The SB event was really well run and great fun so well done to the team down there
isonic 107 7.0 reflex down to 87 and 6.2
Carlisle St, Safety Bay, WA, AU
|Windxtasy (10572km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU 4.9K, M41, 21 Tribal weedspeed
A bit of a frustrating session despite the PB. Got a peak of 33.6 on my first run (which is a second best speed for me) and I thought great! I can improve on that and get a PB. Sadly it was not to be. The wind dropped a little and the first run was the only one I was really powered up on. Added to that there were kiters galore and I don't think I got one clear run the whole afternoon. The weed was really bad today and the fin collected weed like a chinese mandarin's moustache (and I mean 50 cm strands trailing behind the board) and eventually I gave up. I should have changed fins and put on a bigger sail but by that time I couldn't be bothered. On the plus side, the board was an absolute dream - only the second time I have used it. It accelerated beautifully and it was actually fun even in the ocean swell and chop, and felt very safe. I almost felt like going for a run down to Pengoes just for fun. Love the Mistral board. Not so the fin. More rake needed at the top of the leading edge Mr Lockwood!
Great to catch up with JJ, Alan and Lester. Lester had a very good day and was a happy man. JJ's boom broke after one run but luckily I had my spare one with me, which he used. Supposedly Jake was around somewhere but I never saw him. I did think I saw Jonah going for a few runs. Jonah, I am very pleased that you were wearing your GPS, but are you sure the doctor is OK with you sailing so soon after your surgery?
|AC1 (2412km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU
6.0 overdrive, Lorch, 23 speed weed.
Very strange day, just couldnt get any speed out of this set up no matter what I tried
|Chris Porter (11725km): |
Got Jemma set up and looked after the kids for a while. After 2 runs she was back saying it was too strong. My eyes lit up!
In the end it wasn't anything to get excited about, but some good fun to be had. Only Mark and I and a couple of kites. Lots of swans down near the island, and almost collided with some dolphins, twice!
Good way to end the weekend.
CA SP47; Ram 6.3; CL Curtis 23.5
|lao shi (41082km): |
Late afternoon session at Wallyworld with Chris and Jemma.
Bit of testing with the M SL 91 / KA23 and the Loft switchblade 6.8.
Sail felt good but needs a bit more downhaul for the stornger winds on the smaller fin.
|Jeff (11518km): |
Watermans, havent done that for a while. 5m SE wave, 79l wave board. was first one out, although some kites were coming past when I was rigging. thought I had chosen too big a sail so pulled it out flat at first but that was too small, very twitchy. let it out a bit and then things were a lot better so 4.2 would have been too small. had the lifesavers on the beach and flags up so felt safe. High up on the fun scale today.
|JJ (25827km): |
Safety Bay, WA
Awesome team session at SB - Anita, Lester, Allan and Jake and one rather fast blow-in
Snapped my boom-end but luckily Anita had a spare boom (saved the day) - wasted the best wind getting it together and missed my adjustable outhaul on the run. Heaps of fun, tide was a bit high but some nice flat spots.
Wind was a good 20 to 25 just not many powerful gusts.
Mistral 47, Koncept 7. DWS 21
|Lezz (4333km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU F2 Axxis 278, 26 JP weed, Gastra Remedy 6m. Happy to break speed PB. That old leaky board is still working. Now it needs few days to dry out. I did 34.95 on my 3rd run and had trouble improving. I moved mast foot back a bit, gave the sail a little belly and I followed Chris. It took me over 35. It was Chris’s best run too. That was already with a broken batten. I realized I was in too shallow water for my 26 fin and came off quick and the batten caught the bottom. Shorter fin and bit more power would get me moving faster, although shorter fin would also make it harder to get back. Just the right time, place and right company. Thanks captain.
|Obelix (3335km): |
Pelican Point, just practising gybes on the big girl. 135L/7m