Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2014-03-14
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Hardie
34.941(D)
33.411(D)
13.944(D)
26.236(D)
14.085(D)
47.069(D)
fangy
32.095(T)
31.738(T)
15.145(T)
17.65(T)
25.964(T)
66.1(T)
Elmo
31.315(D)
29.252(D)
21.826(D)
20.62(D)
27.848(D)
42.45(D)
Sammy the snail
35.435(D)
32.951(D)
19.56(D)
24.721(D)
30.893(D)
97.704(D)
Man Over Board
31.04 [PB](X)
29.5 [PB](X)
13.53 [PB](X)
15.18 [PB](X)
23.65 [PB](X)
35.65 [PB](X)
Decrepit
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Firiebob
man of
evets
SluGger
Basil
ratz
otts
Stretch
Oaf
(Flyin-) fin
Shane121
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
Auz
waricle
Greggo
Frank
Rayman
Rocky hammond
Hammer
Lombok
The Scud
Average35.1933.1820.6925.4829.3781.90
Hardie (31196km):
2346 days ago
2 categories

Mainly went for alphas, thought that it may be the last decent seabreeze of this season to try and get a 26kt alpha, which is what I wanted, my goal has been to have a "top 5" of 26kt alphas, mission accomplished, feel very satisfied now. I needed to prove to myself I truly belonged in the 26kt alpha club, and just didnt get a couple of flukey gybes Embarassed Fave gear Manta 54, TR9 6.3m Pepeweed 23.5cm 48 degree rake.



fangy (18914km):
2346 days ago

Well I am spitting chips!I am not sure if a week of solid sledging has come home to roost but someone got revenge on me today. I hit the water just before 2.00pm with the aim of getting a solid session thinking it might be the last of the season. I had just got hold of the right size cams for my Koncept so I was keen to try it all out. First couple of runs were very ordinary and I went back in a whacked on a few shims around the place with instant results. Back in the groove and although the tide was a bit high I had a brilliant afternoon sailing around doing whatever took my fancy at the split second...absolutely no planning went into it, just all "in the moment' stuff. The wind filled in even more after 4pm and I had some absolutely stonking runs and in the last hour knocked what felt like my best speeds and alphas and I was pretty confident of distance too.

Toward 5 ish I was getting tired at the top end and got lazy in my gybe and ended up getting hookin halfway through - not sure what happened after that but the end result is a whole lot of bark off my left shin and a hamstring that got stetched further than Warnie's credibility when he was using Liz's face creams. So I end up lying on my back floating in the usual foot of water trying figure out how I am going to sail back with one leg. Turns out you can, just not well and with a few !@#$ thrown in.. I got back close to the car and then just floated in with the wind. There were no crabbers out today, supposedly because the crabs are running out. Unfortunately they missed a few. As I was getting dragged along through the shallows i ran into a couple and luckily only one of them had a chance to get a nip in. His aim was not bad and awfully close to a bullseye, so i then rolled over onto my side and dragged in with crown jewels in a more protected postion.

I ended up on the beach and lay there slowly trying to sort things out without being reminded of a leg muscle that was still complainingmore than Troy Buswell's front bumper about the treatment it had received. I got to standing up and figured I could hop ok. So i lay back down and took the mast foot out of the board and took a cup of cement before trying to hop up the stairs with my sail. But wait! A kiter has turned up and is running towards me! Hallelujah! he obviously can see my pain and my faith in fellow man is restored. He gets to me and I say " thanks heaps mate" as I balance on one leg and go to give him my rig so I can go back and get the board, quietly hoping he will go and get that as well. Instead he just looks at me, at little confused and says " so are there any restrictions on kites here?"  I wasnt expecting that, but he is a kiter and you have to re adjust your expectations of language processing when you talk to them. No worries, I will speak slowly and give him time to digest all this information, that is, water good, wind good, and then pause and give him time to focus on the more immediate problem of getting my kit back to the car.

Kiter goes " thanks mate" and runs off to set up his kite whilst I am still standing there like a fat Karate Kid on one leg...

To end this long story after crawling up and down the stairs I got my kit sorted and packed and thought to myself at least i will have some huge numbers today, time to check GPS - its flatter than a pancake, the last data recorded at 3.48pm (before the wind really filled and I got cranking) thereby robbing me of the chance of a few speed and distance PB's... The thought crosses my mind - Which sledge got me into this much trouble?. So here I sit with Nurofen and wine and contritely wish to apologise to ( in no particular order) Snags, Fairybob, Hardcase, Elmo and Decrepit.. 

 

Fangys on mid tide

 

 

 



Elmo (27940km):
2346 days ago
2 categories

Tabou Thunder 70cm, NP RSR Eiii 7.0m, LE 36cm

That was more fun than shaving my nieghbours pussyTongue out

Had a busy but good day at work which unfortunately had me getting down the run after 5, flagged the idea of Liptons due to time decided on Novara and see if I could bang out an hour.

As I was Nancy no friends tonight and was feeling a bit gun shy about breakages after last night decided to only do runs out to the platform.

Twas absolutely awesome fun nicely lit out in the middle taking flight over the chop, certainly got the heart pumping and gave me a huge shit eating grin.

Very happy with the hour considering I dropped 4 gybes out there today.

More effective than Viagra



Sammy the snail (27443km):
2346 days ago
2 categories

Lipton - Mandurah, not sure the wind.. 18-20 maybe at first

Started on 55, had fun laping with Stropp, then wind picked up a touch so changed to 47.. I should have stay on 55.. wind dropped but still good fun to meet anf sailing with some of of the crew..

Joe asked for alpha.. here it is.. happy to have found a corner for my side.. wanst sure what to expect after sailing the spot for the first time.. still trying to suse it out at the end.. Had a sweet naughty, Max was following me Tongue out

Cannot believe I done 100ks.. time pass when you having fun Wink. I will have to come back one day

Alpha on 55, rest on 47.. shame wasnt more wind!

Misty55, MXR24 - RSR5.8 - Misty47, MXR22



Man Over Board (68km):
2345 days ago

Melville - Gusty - 6<12" chop

2012 Ka Koncept 7.5, MOB Shalom 7'10 v 28", CL2 38cm

Testing new tail cutaways and footstrap positions



Comments
dr cam


QLD
Australia
2346 days ago

Nice Hardie  !!SmileCool

Pepe47


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Well done Hards Cool

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Great alpha Joe!! I'm not home yet!!!

fangy


WA
Australia
2346 days ago
The Alpha king still reigns supreme! ... Nice work Hardwired :-) Great work out there Elmo, nice hour but disappointed that no fin fun today for you.:-)
Elmo


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Nice Corner Hardz

 

Hope the leg gets better soon Fangy

Sausage


QLD
Australia
2346 days ago

That is one sweet alpha Hardie - well done.

Fangman, I think Fairybob has a little voodoo walrus doll he made and was last seen putting pins into its left flipper around 5 this afternoon.

PS - cracking story although it's not nice to laugh at someone else's expense...is it?

Elmo, Nice hour but Frangaman is outdoing you atm - story telling that is.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Fangy, love the story about the crab. Not so much your precicament but your wonderful storytelling skills. I really was laughing out loud.

Sorry to hear about your leg. I hope it is just a strain.

Now I know you were in pain, but the correct answer when a kiter asks if there are any restrictions to king here, is a resounding "YES", on the grounds of kiters being a public nuisance.

Had your GPS run out of battery power? So sorry you lost some good data.

Elmo


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Franga, I had a different bit of fin work today, had a big tail fin get disturbed a couple of feet in front of my board as I landed a bit of flight over some chop.

Snag's Franga can have the glory, my best normally comes out when I start Elmo'ing gear and myself, that I can do without

fangy


WA
Australia
2346 days ago
Sammy they are an impressive set of numbers ! Well done! Hope to meet you soon :-) Elmo, is it the time of year? I am noticing a lot of wildlife in the estuary at the moment, lots of rays and some small sharks and a loads of fish...is the estuary a nursery at this time of year for animals other than crabs?
STROPPO


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Nice alpha Joe another 26  well doneCool

Hardie


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

WooHoo Sammy so good to have you back on the teamCool

Hardie


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Fangy DOH!! I think you fell for the old "One Sledge too many and it comes back to bite you on the old Crown Jewels Trick"

fangy


WA
Australia
2346 days ago
Yep that's my mea culpa Hards ...but I thought that sort of thing only happened to muppets?
Elmo


WA
Australia
2346 days ago

Yep, there's definately some larger wildlife out there at the moment (more so than normal) chasing all the larger fish feeding on the juvenile fish.

 

I know I wouldn't be getting of anywhere near the channel at Liptons

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Great work guys!

Hardie can I book in for some alpha lessons?

Fangy, remember to charge gps before a session, and get that leg better soon.

We should be home mid next week.

Hardie


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Hey Mike, You dont need alpha lessons from me, you just need to be as obsessive as me in getting good at them!! 

JJ


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Nice one Adam - straight to 31 Cool

fangy


WA
Australia
2345 days ago
Hey MOB,welcome to MM, and nice way to start your account! So what was the verdict on the tail cutaway?
Hardie


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Geoff, a Muso? Well Dun Man Over!!

fangy


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Love to see the pics - I am trying to get my head around the foil. And something else for you to ponder my 2003 F2 Stoke 105litre (bump and jump board)Shaped by Patrik Diethelm, complete with cutouts, which is my  default board has a negative rocker immediately in front of the fin box. It runs  forward from the fin box to the front foot strap and at its deepest is 2 mm. Apparently it is not a defect, the holllow is there by design. I am told it was to loosen up the board - Any thoughts on effect on speed - to me it would seem to increase the angle of attack against the water surface, giving more lift and making the board looser at the expense of drag and therefore speed. Whadya reckon?

Man Over Board


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Hey cheers! Verdict..hard to say just yet..was kind of hoping it would make a 10kt difference..I think I have a couple of devices working at cross purposes now. There is a trimming foil about 3.5mm thick running from 700 back to the front of the boax that was put there to simulate adding rocker in the flatter section and to stop the nose dropping when approaching 30kn..there was too much lift in the tail - blinding accelleration from planing < 30 then nose was catching. I think I have to reduce and possibly completely remove the trim foil to free up the tail again. A better(and smaller) sail would have made a bit of difference I think but only a couple of knots with my skill. I'll try post some pics of the board so you can see what I mean in detail. I also moved the strap plugs forward 70mm so will need a few sessions to get into it I reckon!

fangy


WA
Australia
2345 days ago
MOB I don't know why but my post has ended up above yours so scroll up ....
Geoff


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Well done with the alphas Joseph - some great speeds around them corners!

Next PB, major and minor pentatonic scales at 26kts? Wink Given that it's off-topic, maybe we can have a chat about those things when we meet up.

Man Over Board


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

fangy


WA
Australia
2345 days ago
Cool, there is something weird going on today, I just noticed Geoff's post from a few hours ago has just been re positioned as a recent post...I will keep an eye on SB.
Man Over Board


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Hey Fangman I tried to upload but firing blanks. I can stickem on SB and post the link might be easier?

Man Over Board


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Here ya go!

 

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Review/Something-for-the-connoisseur/?page=-2#lastpost

fangy


WA
Australia
2345 days ago
Man that looks so cool! I don't care if it doesnt work, it just looks the duck's nuts. I look forward to this seeing this evolve, so I will keep an eye on that thread. I have one of Neil's wind tech custom slalom race boards from the mid nineties- I haven't ridden it for a long time, it just scares me to look at it these days, there is no forgiveness in its soul....
Decrepit


WA
Australia
2345 days ago

Hey, welcome MOB, be good to catch up with you when we get back.

evets


WA
Australia
2343 days ago

Welcome MOB, great to have anotther team member.

Brilliant Alpha and a great a chievement of 5 26s Hardie. That is elite! Perhaps someone has the time to tell us how many have achieved that milestone.

Sausage


QLD
Australia
2343 days ago

Evets, don't have the time but a quick 10minute search of Aussie sailors shows Hardie and about 10 others with 5 best alpha averages of 26knots + or better.  Sailquik has a straight run of 5 x 27kn alphas.  Snides just misses out with 4 26kn and 1 25kn - pick your socks up Snides.

fangy


WA
Australia
2343 days ago

My grandma parks her trolley faster than that!