United Speedsailors of America (USA, United States of America) - 2016-08-16
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Barton
30.429 [PB](D)
27.63(D)
2.928(D)
10.618(D)
4.992(D)
5.439(D)
Roo
40.247(D)
37.867(D)
12.043(D)
24.342(D)
24.167(D)
33.962(D)
Peter
24.41(D)
23.14(D)
12.91(D)
18.12(D)
18.42(D)
47.94(D)
Nina
Bill
Flad The Inhaler
Dani Sfeir
Sabah Daaboul
Cesar SpeedSeeker
Bart Kornas
Dean Withrow
Boro
Nikita
denisspb
Speedy
Martin Schauer
Pollock
CdnGuy
Jon Shell
Alsosnoff
gonzalo
o-livier
Drew
LarryD
Mike
TBob
AlexG
Chris
Max
Chris Forenbaher
gregg s densmore
RS SSP
julo49
Kipps
Average35.3432.7512.4821.2321.2940.95
Barton (5291km):
1455 days ago
2 categories

Floris Lake, OR, USA

Sailworks Retro 5.5, Bolt 95, MFC Weedfin  Wind: 25 20G30 knots

Short session before the wind picked up to 30+ knots average, gusting 35 knots. Could/should have rerigged but was too lazy,cold, and muscles were already cramping from yesterday's execise, and I had already achieved my goal for the day of topping 30 knots. 

Got my first 30.96 knots on the GW052 dial on the second run. As I have been told many times, speed sailing is mental - even in small, less than one foot chop the run got my adrenaline pumping. Kudos to everyone that is in the 35+ catagory, especially the chop that Roo deals with Laughing.



Roo (13599km):
1455 days ago
4 categories

Hood River Sandbar Channel Course, Hood River, The Gorge, USA

Naish SP80, Loft RB 5.6 Vector Raven 26

Ah to be 40 again, 3 runs with over 40 knots today. Sweet session out in the Columbia River channel with only a small stretch of flat water before you had to launch it into the chop. Stopping was the hardest as it was a fine line deciding how far to venture out into the chop before you got bounced off the board. Not a lot of sand being lifted from the sandbar so hard to judge the gusts. Worth it though to hear bitching Betty belting out a 41! Billy no mates today, Barton has buggered off in the Hilton RV to the coast to chase PBs....pussy! Could have had flat water here.



Peter (41977km):
1455 days ago
1 categories

Kalmus, Cape Cod. Freestyle session starting on 6.5, switched to 5.6 when the wind picked up to 20 mph readings (actual wind is a bit higher in straight S). Lovely session at low tide, but had left the slalom gear at home. Still hacking away at upwind 360s since it's so nice to fall while the water is so warm. Watched Nina get closer and closer on the Flaka. Some of her pops with upwind 360s at the end look darn close to "girly Flakas". She may get one that she claims just in time before the ABK camp in 3 weeks.

Congrats to the PBs, Barton! Nice numbers, Roo. 



Comments
Alsosnoff


USA
United States of America
1455 days ago

Barton, I admire your persistence! You've done it! Congrats! :-)

Roo, well done!

Dean Withrow


USA
United States of America
1455 days ago

Barton... welcome to the 30 knt club!! Congrats my man! 
Roo... what can I say? Awesome! What a day you had, it must have felt great!
(not that I know what 40 knots feels like... )
Make me want to spend a month at the Gorge. 

Roo


W
United States of America
1455 days ago

Come on out Dean, lots of wind left. Then the Easterlies ramp up in September and ARooBar comes alive in October. You need to pop your 40 knot cherry before you get too old!

Barton


W
United States of America
1455 days ago

Thank you Roo, Peter, Al, and Dean. I squeeked past 30 a while ago but by such a slim margin as to make it really questionable. Today I had two 2 sec runs over 30 (30.429 and 30.254) plus a max at 30.96 so am now willing to say I did it Laughing.

Roo, well done!  

True, I could have had flat water at the Sandbar channel course but then I wouldn't have had the opportunity to be chilly in 65F foggy wind gusting to 35 knots Tongue out. One more day here on the coast then heading home. Next road trip in the motorhome is likely to Hood River now that I'm regaining some confidence.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1455 days ago

Well done Barton and Roo!