||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km) |
|Pip (Old codger)|
|kato (28808km): |
Started at 6.45am to get a run before work and drifted untill 10 min before i had to leave ,got 1 run,1 jybe.Finished work by 2pm ,fading wind and incomming tide so i concentrated on Alphas.GPS didn,t want to record any tracks.What black cat did I kill.2 Gps dead in 2 sessions I hope the rest of the team sailed
|Shelby (3731km): |
Blew a radiator hose on the way to the pit and did the last hundred K's on 4 out of 6 cylinders.But got there a bit concerned at 12 to find Matt out and some sand whistling off the top of the dune(20+).Put up the 6.2 again(my biggest) and caught about four or five rain squalls of 20+ with half hour spells of not much in the middle.
Got the car home on the smell of an oily bourbon.
|Mathew Robertson (8001km): |
Quite a nice day - dare I say, it was warm even... well 11 deg. water and air, but at least the sun came out occasionally.
Got on the water by about 10:30, then managed about half a dozen runs before myself and the wind died off around 12:30. It blew about 18-25kn, dead west - managed a GPS peak of 38.1.
The westerly wind direction made starts a little slow, but is was the taking back upwind that was exhausting, especially with the cold'ish water and that I haven't sailed for 2 months. The longer I sailed the more west it got, so much so, that the last run required 12 tacks, before I gave up and walked back.
Its nice to get out in the middle of winter - didn't even have to get the heat-packs out!
And Shelby turned up for a quick blast too, allowing us to at least get *some* points for this month.
|Nic R (13km): |
First sail since I hurt my back. Frustrating out of form, couldn't come to grips with the wind and high tide conditions. I figured I'd better get in session for the team and it looks like so did everyone else.