FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2018-01-07
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
dr cam
32.2(D)
30.93(D)
22.863(D)
21.908(D)
28.363(D)
87.131(D)
Ian
24.434(D)
22.582(D)
9.335(D)
13.684(D)
20.277(D)
31.749(D)
Trojan
23.414(D)
22.603(D)
9.45(D)
11.282(D)
20.66(D)
19.751(D)
Andrew
20.673(D)
18.514(D)
7.735(D)
0(D)
15.3(D)
19.632(D)
Benny McCarthy
18.564(D)
16.888(D)
1.946(D)
0(D)
7.324(D)
8.924(D)
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Kel
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Ed
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Billy
Jason
Billy Green Island
Dave
Snorkel962
Bindi
Kiera
Islandboydaz
boxy
binny
Alvadave
Average28.3226.7716.1617.8024.5159.44
dr cam (31944km):
289 days ago
5 categories

Green Island, QLD, AU 15-19 knot ESE- a little higher at times .Gear Iso 107 Warp 7.7 Tribal SW 33.

Nice morning session on Green Island -sailed until the tide got too high & the water state deteriorated .Sailing fitness lacking at the moment -knackered when I got off the water ...Frown 

Followed the sail with a snorkeling session with my 13yr old -amazing fish life around the jetty -Coral trout ,giant trevally,baramundi cod ,wrasse ,cod -good times...!!



Ian (1984km):
289 days ago

Port Douglas, QLD, AU. Sailed with Ed and Andrew at Port Douglas this afternoon. light winds to start that filled in after 3:30 pm. Riged Aerotech 6M rapidfire on the Futura 90 with 32 Weedspeed fin.  Very under powered to start with, but more comfortable as the wind picked up.  Hope Ed's spirits are not too down after destroying another boom in his first run this afternoon.

 

 



Trojan (4541km):
289 days ago

Mackay, QLD, AU

Very gusty session with big holes in the breeze everywhere. Underdone with the 6.5, CASL70 and had a major dredge sesion to get home at the end. Still good to get wet.



Andrew (1829km):
289 days ago

Port Douglas, QLD, AU

A rare day's sailing here in beautiful Port Douglas.  Wind looked more consistent than yesterday.  Headed over to Port - initially it looked to be a solid 18-20knots.  Decided to be cautious, rigged 6.5 - Ian arrived from the Hill country - and then Ed strolled in with his cup of coffee.  I had my 120 litre Atomiq and 41cm drake fin.  Nice fat tides so no long walks out.  Got the board down to the beach and noticed that the wind had dropped off a fair bit.  Went back and rigged my 7.2 twin cam.  Spent the first hour or so getting knocked down the beach due to a solid current and flukey winds.  Walked the board back up to the car park and the wind had kicked up nicely.  Had a really lovely 90 minutes cruising along.  Such a joy to be able to sail at this time of year with that kind of wind.  Tristan and Simmy came down and Tristan had his first sail in four years or so he said.  ian seemed to be having a ball just like me came in with a broad grin.  Ed Wheatley has a reputation for destroying gear and today was no exception - after destroying his chinook carbon boom in less than a season - he borrowed old mate, Rick's boom and - as you might expect - gybing out wide [5kms offshore] the boom let go.  Ed had to rig it up and crawl back to shore.  Poor bugger can't take a trick these days.  But just a great day down the beach - hope the rest of you mob got out amongst it - sorry to hear about the GI excursion.



Benny McCarthy (1792km):
288 days ago

Holloways Beach, QLD, AU

Futura 122 Convert 6.7 Drake 40

Morning intentions were to head to PD today for a sail with some of the team.  Checked the forecasts and actuals just before packing the car and made the call to go local to mitigate travel time/possible disappointment.  A trip may have been worth it in hindsight...

Ended up being a short session on the water sailing with my good mate Johnnie McGlashen in the Holloway's smooth (rough as guts).  Very light SSE wind to begin with, picked up around 3pm - changed to a 15kn onshore Easterly with holes & gusts.   

J Mac seemed to be having some fun riding some waves & planing with feet in straps on his retro rig, even in light winds at times- Kudos given there!  We thought about sailing out to the big ship anchored off the coast at the beginning of the sesh to let his missus know dinner would be on the table when she knocked off work ferrying guests to and from land.  That idea was quickly abandoned as the wind wasn't giving us much confidence.

Then just as the wind picked up a little, poor J Mac got absolutely smashed by a wave which literally bent one side of his boom to right angles and snapped every batten in the sail- not a good day for broken gear...

I managed a few short sluggish planing runs.  Felt a big thump on my fin whilst planing in front of the creek mouth...  I am convincing myself that it was just a big fish or as Ed suggested, maybe a Turtle.

Good to read some Mobbers got some time out on the water today.  So nice just to get out there!  Fingers & toes crossed for some more wind for the next 7 days whilst I am on leave. 

Sorry to hear about the boom Ed...  Hey, ripper PB's on the West Coast Billy! - especially the NM...

"Long May our Big Jibs Draw!"       



Comments
Hardie


WA
Australia
289 days ago

Bloody good hour for someone that has no sailing fitnessCool

dr cam


QLD
Australia
289 days ago

ThanksJP-focussed on not falling in at the gybesWinkArent you expecting wind ??

Billy


QLD
Australia
289 days ago
Cracking day on the island Cam. Nice set of numbers to start the year 👍
Ed


QLD
Australia
289 days ago

The word on the street was that some of the crew were coming to Port Douglas for a sail,and the wind was looking ok..Was keen to start  the new year with a big session, but i don't have a boom at the moment, as my good carbon one ended up in the wheelie bin at the end of last seasion. So i borrowed a alloy one of a friend .. I new it hadn't done much work and should be good to go..Rigged 7.8m Gastra in full crank down mode,on 117 Isonic,wind had turned a little off shore so i headed out in to the big pool looking for some action, was fully lit up and thinking to my self this might be a good session, did a fully pumped gybe at least 4 kms off shore ,sheeted in hard for a good blast back...'And it all turned to shit'..Boom snapped and i was in the drink in a tangled heap..After a reasonable amount of frigging around i managed to change 'broken ass' boom around and try to limp home..But it just kept getting better, up haul rope broke and i was in the drink again..Was thinking this is gunna be a 'long day'.. some how managed to water start this peace of crap and had a long slow trip home..On the bright side of things the rest of the boys had a great session.. Andrew and Ian enjoying a nice arvo sea breeze..' And i didn't get eaten by a angary shark'..Cheers Ed...