Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2013-03-16
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Pepe47
27.73(D)
24.93(D)
15.93(D)
20.22(D)
22.57(D)
38.43(D)
Decrepit
39.17 [PB](D)
37.6 [PB](D)
15.17(D)
22.5(D)
26.13(D)
102.06(D)
evets
38.6(D)
36.61(D)
15.61(D)
21.1(D)
25.05(D)
114.26(D)
Elmo
40.855(D)
38.926(D)
11.015(D)
24.034(D)
24.188(D)
64.51(D)
Hardie
40.063(D)
38.25(D)
11.177(D)
0(D)
0(D)
61.879(D)
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
SluGger
Basil
ratz
fangy
otts
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
(Flyin-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
Auz
waricle
Greggo
Frank
Rayman
Rocky hammond
Hammer
Lombok
The Scud
Average40.4638.5915.7723.2725.59108.16
Pepe47 (12846km):
2707 days ago

7.5m koncept, 125 rocket, 30cm sww. Nice early morning sail with Stroppo, consistent easterly and topped off with a visit by the local dolphins. Pleasure to be out in such fine company. Cool



Decrepit (49544km):
2707 days ago
4 categories

Fantastic fun at what I'm calling Lilacs, after our great accommodation in Albany, right at the launch spot.

Used the 43 with the 5.0 and started with the small 17cm weedy but changed up to the 19 woody weedy, this worked better with the 5.0.

 

Nice to get speed PBs in WA, think this place is WAs answer to Lake George, probably won't get wind as often. The weed is coarser and a bit more abrasive. But a lot less mud!



evets (18622km):
2706 days ago
1 categories

Albany, WA, AU

JP45sp, RSSII 5.4 Pepe speed weed 23

exhausted, there was more out there I could just not connect to the gusts. Well done to several others as you will see!

Update:

Mandurah mob 6 pbs..... fantastic. Mike your speeds are brilliant and show large sails are not essential for high speeds. Elmo your 2 and 5X are excellent and as for the alpha, now I have got to find another .025kt. Actually that is possible: did I mention I get flat water at my local? Mike looked so smooth on the run and kept going and going. Elmo was bouncing with joy with the speeds and thought he had a good alpha... pretty good mate!

Hardie just loves the flat water and flew, isn't it great having a WA flat water spot closer than shark bay.

To those who made the journey down I am really happy it paid off, the water is generally really flat and there is often wind but not often as windy as yesteray. Now you can see why my 45 and 54 speed boards have had a workout here.

It was great to have company on the water and give me others to measure my speeds against: sounds stupid but I really wanted more than 38.6 out there, 38.6 is 71.5 kmh so I know I should be happy but there was more out there. I carried on after all had seen the sense in stopping and managed another 37 which dissapointed me.... losing view of reality I suspect!

Several launch places possible PM me for info! Same goes for forecasts, often this year I have sailed 45/5.4 and 54/6.2 when the forecast has been 12 or 14 kts. it will be good to see this spot used.

If you look at my posts this year it has been rare for me to sail when Perth is working as the wind here seems to blow when Perth is still. Great reason to enjoy the delights of the Albany Highway (just don't speed folks, it is rare I do not see more than 1 police car on my weekly journey from here to Boddington).

For those who love them here is the GE image! I like them anyway ços you can see where to sail.

Albany tracks 16 3 13. Plenty of company as it was windy!



Elmo (27920km):
2706 days ago
3 categories

Tabou Thunder 70cm & 31cm JP Weed, Tabou Manta 54cm & Elmo Δ Weed 25cm, 7.0m RSR Eiii.

The forecast was good, the leave pass was granted, the bitch bus was fueled and loaded up, left home at 6am this morning collected the Yoyoman for DIDO Day attack on Evets Playground of Albanakystan after hearing all the "Bullshit" about how flat it was

Nice little drive down to the harbour pulled in and Holy Sheet they weren't lieing, bizare flat water and wind, who would have thunk it in WASurprised

Thought I'd have a play with the Thunder first to see what I could do with it, and sure enough it was a whole lotta funCool started out with a 35 and just kept gettig better although it did take a bit of tweaking trying to figure out best setting for flat water Super stoked to get a new PB for the Thunder of 38.58 (Realspeed 2 sec)CoolCoolCool

Went in for lunch (couple of Bananas) at around 1.30 and decided to give the 54 a go, straight up instant results with the speeds picking up, was quite surprised to find only myself out on the water at one stage as most people were in hiding for lunch, got a 39 then started picking up 40's on the dialSurprised was feeling pretty smug till Daryl rocked over and told me his numbers and then pointed out JJ had scored a mid 41SurprisedSurprised

More tweaking more good runs, started realising that there was some PB's up for offer, went chasing my 5x then got a 40.93 on the dialSurprised PB 2 sec baby yeeeeeehhhhhhhaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhh.

Even more surprising although the sail was a bit largish I'd managed to pull of a few sweet gybesSurprised which I was hoping and praying for some more PB goodness (Smug mode engaged)CoolyeeeeeehhhhhhhaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhCool

At the end of the session I was done, a couple of hard hits fluffing gybes, wrestling the sail had taken it's toll, I was feeling as old as HardieEmbarassed

Huge thanks to Evets and the Albany crew for their hospitality at this fantastic spot.

Great fun Sailing with Evets Hardz Decrep Yoyo Daryl and JJ

Congrats to all who scored some well earned PB'sCool



Hardie (31196km):
2706 days ago
4 categories

Lilacs Albany Tr-7 5.9m Nude 46 Decrepit 21 45 degree weed.  Wow what a day, magic place.  Firstly a massive congrratz to Alby, all he needed was flat water and decent wind, and proves he's right up there!!  Congratz to Decrepit, what an inspiration you are, ya just keep gettin better!!  Congratz to Steve, great PB, great session just learn whats needed for that extra bit buddy!!  Congratz to JJ, fab effort mate, to make that leap a testament to your skills!!!!!!!

 



Comments
Hardie


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

WAIT 4 ALBANY NUMBERS

lao shi


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Great stuff! A PB on home turf!Cool

JJ


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Nice PB Steve - sweet home spot, thanks for the info Cool

lao shi


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Decrepit! Awesome! Who needs to go to Lake George for Pbs!

 

Bender


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Woo Hoo Mike smok'n PB's, same to you Evets!!!

 

Was too busy playing dad todayCool

JJ


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Super PBs Mike - it looked like you were flying at the end Surprised

How much fun was that? 

paddymac


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Congrats Mike and Steve!

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Well done Mike and Steve sounds like a great sesh getting close now Mike nearly the forty club great effort aswell Steve i bet it was nice to see some more guys on the water at your local  smashing out fast runsCool

Rod


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

way to go Mike so close to the magic 40 congrats awsome effort Cool

Congrats on the 5x10s PB Evets nice goingCool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

Well done Mike and Steve! Epic day!

lao shi


WA
Australia
2707 days ago

The muppet is back with 3 PBs!!!Cool

Tomski


WA
Australia
2706 days ago
Well done guys. Smoking
JJ


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Huge congrats Elmo - got your corner PB as well. Fun sailing with you! Cool

Evets - see you again next time Perth is hot and windless and the easterlies are blowing on the South Coast. Thanks Smile

evets


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Thanks everyone, it was flat and windy out there, you just had to ignore despite the driving rain later on . Stroppo it was great to see several speed sailors here, normally there is just 2 of us and a few kiters at the southern end. I hope we get some strong seabreezes next year, this year has been good but this was the first strong wind. That said I have used my 6.2 or 5.4 9 times since January, would be more if I was able to sail evenings.

evets


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Pepe that sounds great, sailing the easterlies on the estuary has some wonderful memories for me and to sail with the dolphins is very special.

Pepe47


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Well done M-Mob. Great going guys. Nice corner there too Elmo. Going to have to get down there soon Steve.

PJ Bogan


SA
Australia
2706 days ago

Great swag of PB's people. Looks like a spot to check outCool

Vando


QLD
Australia
2706 days ago

nice numbers guysCool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Elmo, nice set of numbers, congrats on the PB's, but best of all you have resumed using your old nickname. Welcome back!

Fantastic alpha! I don't want to hear any more about you not being able to gybe. There is hope for me yet...

Nelson


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Good results guys Laughing

Some big numbers for the smaller guys Laughing

What size rag did you have up Alby?

Elmo


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

G'day Paul, I had up a 7.0m

Can I send you my file to have a butchers at? if so PM me through seabreeze

Pointman


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Congrats on all the PBs guys, great team sesh Cool

And thanks for the report Steve, very interesting.  Is easterly the prevailing direction for your seabreeze? 

Rod


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Big Congrats on all of the2 sec and 5x10 PBs and the PB courner very impressed Alby Sounds like you had a really fun day Cool CoolCool

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Smoking Alby and 3 pbs a nice reward for your effort Coolhow did yoyo go?

evets


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

yes Pointman the summer seabreezes are easterly here, they seem to have nbeen more reliable here this year than in Perth but like Perth not as strong as a few years ago.

Rudi


QLD
Australia
2706 days ago

Thats a fantastic effort MikeSurprised...40knts is so close now Congrats to you and the rest of the teamSmile

Jimbob the Bogan


SA
Australia
2706 days ago

Wooooo Hooooo

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Big congrats for some of the nicest guys in the challenge, well deserved Cool

Duffy


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Elmo!!! What a champion!

 

Congrats on the bag of PBs.

 

Da na, na na, na na na na na THUNDER!!!!!

25


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

well done all MMobbers on the PBs - who would have thought 'Bleak City' could produce! [sorry Evets].

sms09


WA
Australia
2706 days ago

Well done on the pbs, mike, steve, alby nice numbers thereCool

Johno


TAS
Australia
2706 days ago

Great stuff fellas

evets


WA
Australia
2705 days ago

Hi 25, I think it was a one off, no need for you to travel to this cold and dreary locale! ;-) How did you go at Melville on Saturday? (please imaging the the icon with the tongue sticking here).

I suspect you may make the journey one day, in fact I look forward to it as I reckon there would be some WA pbs for you on the right day Coming donw in summer may be sensible when the seabreeze obliges, it was grey and rainy on Saurday. All you could look forward to would be an easy drive (very little traffic) no uncomfortable flights . No excess baggage, no airport delays, non-crowded speed run (in fact a huge area of flat water so anywhere there is a gust becomes the run, no hire care issues, the flattest water you could ask for (so good even Elmo could gybe!) and even in autumn Decrepit was warm enough in a shortie. Park beside the launch spot on a bitumen parking area with a grassy rigging area. Oh and a friendly local or two! One sailor from Saturday has said to me it is not challenging as it is so flat. And the sand bar even appears to keep out the great whites.

p.s. for those who do not follow this Elmo and I have shared some abuse for who is ahead on alphas, ELMO is currently way ahead of me and also 25 was key to me getting a pb for 2 sec 5 years ago with rigging assistance which has continued over the years, thanks again PD, you have helped keep me hooked on speed  going fast on a windsurf board.)

 

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2705 days ago

Thanks for the nice words guys!

Yes what a surprise 25, Albany has one of WA's top speed runs.

Here's my GE tracks.

Lilacs speed run

 

You can see 2 launch sites, the morning was low tide so we drove 300m South to the public launch site, where it's a bit deeper inshore.

This is also when I did the more southerly speed runs.

By lunch time the tide had come in enough to get in and out at Lilac Cottages easily, so that is the Northerly launch spot, as the tide increased the run moved North. The shorter and more raked your fin the smoother the water you could get into. I had a couple of runs, where there was no RAT TAT TAT noise from the board, only the SHHHHH sound of my wake, Fantastic!

Unfortunately it was too wet to get the camera out and take pics of the action, but here's a shot the next morning at low tide from our balcony.

Lilacs weedbank

This is a slightly telescopic view so things are a bit foreshortened. The middle of the weed bank is about halfway down the run, as the tide comes in the weed is covered and you get nice smooth water.

 

As an aside, the cottages are well appointed, Hardy and I stayed in #6 it sleeps 6 comfortably, (if you're not too worried about privacy) 8 at a pinch

Snides


WA
Australia
2705 days ago

nice numbers gents!

i can verify Elmos numbers as correct

albeit i got a 10 sec ave of 38.95

well done mate!

Kimba


SA
Australia
2705 days ago

Nice PB's guys, sounds like a nice spot!

Elmo


WA
Australia
2705 days ago

Thanks Snides for the verificartion. I'll stick with my 5x for consistancy.

and yes, I'm the speed wierdo who doesn't appreciate truly flat waterEmbarassed

I can fully understand the desire for pursuit of the flat stuff but it doesn't get my ya ya's off as I feel like I'm not realy doing much more than balancing the rig and triming the board. Most of the time I was sailing blind with fogged up glasses (had to duck my head under water each time before a run to clear them temporarily) and the biggest problem's I had during the day was flipping the 7m sail into the right position to be able to water start.

That said this is the best place for flat water I've ever sailed (admittedly I havent sailed any of the legendary spots) glassy top, good winds and you can sail 7 & 4 oclock behind someone and there is absolutely no board wash from the other board because of the weed, that and being able to point and shoot from anywhere. Apart from the outright speed thing the potential of Alpha's is mind boggling

I did learn a lot about set up on the trip as flat water setups are a lot different to how we normally set up especially when a weedie is a necessity, next time first up I'd shift my footstraps right back to free up the board some more.

The weed is similar to Safety bay ribbon weed except its about 10-15mm wider and it's right up to and floating on the surface so a good weedie is needed, claytons weedies may struggle.

I will be back and thoroughly recommend doing the run down, The challetes which Decrep Dot and Hardz stayed in were awesome and literaly about 40m from the waters edge. I imagine when Perth troughs out next summer there will be a few vans on the way down.

Huge thanks to Steve and the Albany crew for finding and sharing such an amazing spot

Thanks to all who were down there creating such a great buzz it was fun watching everyone flying.

Congrats to all who got PB's and those who yeahared

And thanks to everyones kind words

 

I'll be back

Stringer


WA
Australia
2700 days ago
Happy days fellas!!