|otts (5223km): |
Koombana Bay, WA, AU Foiling action.
Great day thanks to Ratz , Elmo , Stroppo , Firey
|Jonski (4757km): |
Fangland, WA, AU, Patrik 128, TRX 7.0, FF24
I think I may have forgotten to go speed sailing today but enjoyed a cruise anyhow great fun towards the end of the session using Mikes channel between the alpha markers.
|Stretch (13514km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU. FF113/GPS7.3/MUF21. A very enjoyable sail out with Mike, Ross, John and Barry. Speed runs throught the "weed channel", leaves Luderitz for dead!!
|Elmo (26217km): |
JP SLW, NP RSR E6 6.4m, NP RSX MWS
Awesome session at the Cococabana bay, Great to see a healthy Bunbury foiling crew.
Ratz and Firie going great guns for newbees with some solid steady flights.
Absolutely delightfull foiling blue water.
Best session ever!
|Firiebob (14380km): |
Koombana Bay, WA, AU Windfoil
Great day at a top spot with great guys, Otts, Elmo, Strop, ratz and kitefoil Dave. My best session and the best foil spot so far, I got a few good runs in (for me) but plenty of crash n burn runs also. Still a long way from getting the hang of this but great fun doing something new
A borrowed board (Thanks Strop), Fanatic foil, 5.8 Koncept, sunny day and boardies
|Decrepit (47144km): |
Hui was playing tricks again, I had an 18kt average before I started to rig, but only a 15kt average after I'd finished, so started off a bit underdone on the 6.2, 53 and 20cm@55, but after a while it liftted a bit and for most of the time there after, was just nicely powered. As Johnski says the alpha markers channel is just heaps of fun, but I forced myself to head furthe upwind for a NM run on the edge of the weed. This was my fastest run, I managed to hook into a good gust for just over half of it, but a hole just after the start had me down to 20kts very briefly. I went back for another go, it didn't have the big dip, but neither did it have much speed either.
John, I don't claim that channel, it was there when I found it the other day, you'll need to search further afield for it's creator/s
We found a nice little clear spot to gybe in, with a channel in and a channel out, unfortunately a bit too close together, probably only 30m apart, so made it a bit hard getting back out with a lot of speed.
AND! There was one weed burg right on the flip point. It wasn't big, but after I hit it and went over the handle bars mid gybe, I thought I warned every body, but Johnski did exactly the same thing a few runs later.
Also found some weed with teeth, my stainless steel leading edge is now very serated. Its just off to the side of a narrow channel heading to the small gybe marker. So stay up from the gybe markers.
Good fun sail today, with Stretch, Johnski, Fangy and Basil. I think I also spied Birdman playing close to the weed.
It was better with a bit more water, could still have done with more though.
|fangman (15475km): |
Fangyland fun day out cruising around with the Stretch, Jonski, Cap’n Calm, Basil, and I think, a lonely Pinna, Birdman.
My first inspection of the water at lunch had been pretty underwhelming, but Stretch turned up and brought some breeze with him, so I joined the Mobbers for a splash. Of course as soon as Cap’n Calm started rigging, it dropped off a few knots. That left me a bit short on horsepower for the arvo, but for the most part it was just a relaxing tour of the bay.
A channel cut through the weed by someone/something ( I thought it was the Capn’s doing) made for some fun little squirts and even when I went off piste, my luck held, and I had no handlebar action, just the odd solid tug or two in the thick stuff. I saw the other guys have a crack at making dents in the estuary with more success, but I can’t say I felt left out.
Top Ten Fangy Cocktail Cruising on the Barge sorta day.