|Sailquik (21134km): |
Sandy Point. Vic
Wow! great fun session. Wind was a lot more variable than the forecasts predicted, but that was kind of good and a way as I could try to pick the squalls and swings. I got one beauty, but missed a coupl of others. Another good thing was that the tide was not that low and so it didnt start rushing in for quite a while. That meant the were no pressure waves until rigth at the last run.
First run I saw 40 on the dial. Thought, this is going to be a good day. Then the wind eased a bit and went SW so I struggled to get more than high 30's for a while. After missing a couple of nice squalls while walking back, I finally snagged a beauty with the wind angle spot on. Then wated for another black cloud but this one went dead west. By then the whoopdedoos had appeared amd the tide was getting too high so that was it.
I am convinced that the sand dunes are lower in the middle of the run sice last summer. The edge of the bank is much deeper as well, so with the right wind angle, it can be very fast again. The wind angle is critical though as there is not much curve in the run anymore.
I was slow to get down and rig up as I thought I would be alone. Luckily, Roy was there so I felt a bit more confident. he came out for some runs after a while on his wave board and 4m sail
Then Trent turned up and we had a crowd and a proper speed session. . Just after he came out we got the best squall.
A few more of those would have been epic. great to see just over 43 on the dial again.
The new 2020 KA speed felt great. Super stable and grunty. I love it already!! I recon the time tuning yesterday paid off as I seemed to have got it set spot on first try. Really looking forward to some more 35kt+ squalls now. All the discussions on how to improve the already great 2019 5.2m paid off. The tweaks we made are exactly what we had hoped for. That is really satisfying.
Had a close up view of a really nice get-off by Trent. Luckily, no harm done. Great to sail with you mate.
CA40, 2020 5.2m KA Speed, Tribal 18cm assy.