The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2013-10-17
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Sailquik
46.324(D)
45.024 [PB](D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
13.83(D)
kato
Mathew Robertson
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Peter Johnston
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Average
Sailquik (21134km):
2484 days ago
1 categories

Had a good day at the canal today. I just went for as many runs as possible and managed to get in 8 runs, despite the return trailer breaking down and stranding us at the finish for half and hour. Yell

Right after breifing the wind was 30 knots pretty steady at bend with gusts to 35-40. By the time I had finished rigging and got my gear on it was around 40 knots, again quite sready for here! Gusts to about 45. I saw Jacques do a good run on his 5.1m I went with the 4.6m. I felt pretty comfortable but after a few runs I started thinking I should have been on the 5m. Every time I thought that a big gust ripped through the start area so I changed my mind. In hindsight I think I was wrong as most run didn't feel totally powered. It is amazing the sail size you can use here because as soon as you start you turn so far off the wind!

Big 130+kg Thomas was using a 6.3 today!!!! Most were still on 5.4's and 5.6's!!!! but they are mostly big fella's here.

I used the new Lockwood 16.5cm speed fin the last two days. It felt 100% safe from spinout and very quick but seemed to be a bit more prone to steering the board up in the savage lulls. Once I realised that and anticipated it was fantastic. This would not be a problem at any other speed venue, but in this extermely narrow and gust channel it means you notice it. I put the TM48 back in for the last two runs today and it was just slightly more directionally stable but not faster in the slightly easing wind.

Jacque had a great day and I was surprised at the speed he got out of the 5.1m. Tony had a disaster day putting his head through his 5.4m sail before he even had a run. That was going to be his best sail today so he struggled.

 



Comments
DazzaJ


VIC
Australia
2484 days ago
Good stuff once again Andrew. Well done on the new 5x10!!!
Hardie


WA
Australia
2484 days ago

Brilliant Daffy!!!!!

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2484 days ago

Super 5x 10 Andrew top stuffCool

Captain bogan


SA
Australia
2484 days ago
Well done on the pb daffy:)
evets


WA
Australia
2483 days ago

congrats on the PB Andrew. Hope the conditions give you more.

Slowboat


WA
Australia
2481 days ago

Hey daffy, glad you had the chance to try the new fin... comparing 16.5cm to 20cm doesnt sound like a big difference in length, but proportionally the 20cm is 21% bigger. From a balance perspective its the same as comparing a 40cm fin to a 33cm fin. When you hit a lull you will stand up a bit, and that will cause the windward rail to dip a lot more on such a short fin due to the smaller rolling moment, so it will steer upwind more readily than a longer fin. For balance the 18cm one would probably have been a bit better in the CA40 (which has very similar tail width to the Mistral 41). Should rock in my 37cm board with a 5m if we ever get wind again...

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2480 days ago

Good going for an old codger Andrew Wink Congrats mate and good write up Cool