|Sailor||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)|
|Sailquik (21134km): |
Not a bad session but it was too broad for best speeds.
25-35 knots West. Started with 5.0 on CA40 with 21cm Lockwood custom fin and weight jacket (4.5kg). Did best run. Had a scare on the way back when my outhaul slipped and I got stuck in the channel and couldn't waterstart (didn't realise why until I finally got to shore ).
Changed to 4.4m without weight jacket and had a few nice runs but felt too broad and underpowered on the course.
Changed to KA 20cm assy to see the difference. Felt more solid but not quite as slippery.
Went back to 5m sail and did second best run. Walking back the sail whacked down on my helmet in a gust and a short split appeared near the the middle of the luff. Bugger! Didn't want to use it and make it worse as it was small and easy to fix. Went back to the 4.4m but again felt underpowered. Tide coming in, rolling waves getting larger, course betting broader, body giving out: gave up. Watched Tony W. for a couple of runs and left.
|Tom Chalko (688km): |
Thanks to Stuart Eustice for his assistance after my crash. Resting a while after the crash was not a good option because the rig was drifting away from the shore quite fast.
However, I could not sail without back footstrap and had to finish the session well before Andrew Daff did.
|Shelby (3731km): |
About as close to the perfect direction wind as you can get at the PiT these days I reckon! - not quite as strong as I could have handled being so broad but that probably would have made the rolling chop bigger than the 1 foot it already was in the pull up zone - so I didn't come a cropper down there
Screwed my Battens up that tight before I went out that I broke my main batten 4 inches behind my back hand - after it fully snapped on the second run I didn't have any draft movement issues after that!!!
RSR5.8,CA SP40,Lockwood oven baked 23.5 raked weapon.
|Stuart Eustice (315km): |
enough wind but way broad. felt too broad to be fast, but in the end certainly not a slow day. maybe just not comfortable. turned in a string of 42 and 41 10sec's but last one was 33. needed that one more run to make it respectable. instead got dragged way down on the avg. good turnout for a work day!!
Koncept 5.8, JP SP45, KA assy 21
|Mal Faulkner (9606km): |
RS6/5.4, ex fiberwoks cut & shut to 41, bringdahl 21 assy
great go fast conditions as shown by others