|WazzaYotty (2200km): |
The Train, Southport, QLD, AU
F2 Vento, Ezzy Lion 6.5, Choco 36
Beautiful afternoon and SE breeze at just the right angle but I couldn't get in the groove altho' everyone else seemed to be going gangbusters. No matter as it was a great way to finish the sfternoon.
|Hardie (31196km): |
Liptons is Dead There is a massive exposed weed patch blocking Liptons, its killed the place. That leaves Point Grey which was offshore, gusty and lighter. WTF am O gonna do, was looking forward all winter and Spring to sailing Liptons, and its Farked Very annoyed, and not the mst enjoyable wsurf. First World Rant Over!! I'm alive, I had A WINDSURF, get over myself
|TOBYchef (981km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
GOT MY FANGY FIN!!!!!!!!
REALLY REALLY HAPPY WITH THE FIN! THANKS ROSS!
HAD PLENTY OF FUN IN THE SUPER SKUNK WEED!!! FINALLY HAD A GO AT THE SMOOTH STUFF BECAUSE I NOW HAVE MY FANGY FIN!!
MY LAST SAIL TODAY, OVER TO FRANCE TOMORROW. THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE GOOD TIMES AND ALL THE TIPS! HAPPY WITH MY PBS
|Decrepit (49507km): |
Well that was an interesting session, talk about getting the gust of the day at exactly the right time!
On my way to Fangys, toby texted me saying no wind there, but I wasn't deterred it was honking here on the ocean. When I arrived the wind had started fairly light, so I hurried to rig the 6.2 koncept and plugged it into the 65cm board with giant deltoid. I wanted to see how shifting the footstraps further forward, compensated for the fin centre of effort being forward. Took me a while to get dialed in, with the wind picking up all the time. I think the forward straps are better, but it's not perfect, I was still struggling for directional control. So changed down to the 48cm board with filleted 20cm 55d weedy.
This felt heaps better, and speed jumped from 30 to 32 kts, decided to check the outside bank. Wind kept increasing as I headed upwind. Looking at my track, I should have done one more tack, but the run looked close enough to go for it. But it was an upwind run to the start, and it's part of the NM.
All the same it's my 4th best ever, so I shouldn't complain too much.
You can see the run underneath has a better line, but the wind had dropped by the time Toby and I had got back there, and that run was only a 28.
But it was a great session, I was joined by Toby, Slugger, Pepe, Pas, Basil, Swindy, and Fangy can down for a post sail chat.
|(Flyin-) fin (12358km): |
The fangy weedfarm,...
With all the "wildlife" , and enough wind for a nice day out. Was trimming the weed back on the bank when I heard the weedfin complaining
that the gravel field wes getting too close.... buy the time I had managed to step off "gracefull like", the water was only jusy over ankle depth.!!
But no ingury. I wasnt going very fast.?!
Had the Old slalom52, ka con 5.8, and My weed55 17 no 16cm now.... .
Nice day out
|Swindy (8595km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU Pat 92 SL, KAR 7.1, FANGY FIN 20
Mission, to try out the new shiny and very quickly finished (couldnt resist) Fangy fin. Got there and all the usual suspects were out. Riged the 7.1 knowing it would be well powered to overpowered but I wanted to push the fin to its limits and Hadnt used the sail in that strength either yet. First few runs couldnt get comfy so a few stops to adjust sail and lines sorted that out. Sailing out to the creery end I was confronted by masses of weed and dubiously headed into it. Hardly felt a thing just a slight forward pull and slowing of the board which then maintained a reasonable constant speed. This gave me the confidence to not ease up through anything. Once i was up in all the good stuff the wind dropped a bit so more adjustments. Slugger came overr and joined me and we headed up to boundry island. All the time confidenc was building in the fin, I found that through the flat and small chop I could push on it as hard as i liked and it wouldnt let go at all and in the bigger chop had to be a bit gentle on it but thats a small fin for a 7.1 and 93kg pushing on it.
Came in with the bigest grin after a fangtastic time on the water.