Double Demerits (NSW, Australia) - 2009-12-31
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
FormulaNova
27.46(T)
26.55(T)
9.69(T)
11.95(T)
17.35(T)
27.95(T)
Jeff Maitland
27.5 [PB](X)
23.42(X)
12.53(X)
17.66(X)
17.7(X)
30.41(X)
Laff77
29.24(D)
27.47(D)
0(D)
17.43(D)
21.88(D)
20.3(D)
Jethrow
Karl
Waiting4wind
Peter (Wineman)
Adrian Vos
Roar
Carol
AlfaMale
Sparky
Artur Kowalski
Cheeky Monkey
powersloshin
Remi Dunoyer
Nigel
Barks
Palleaon
JohnM
Dean Seal
Starboard64
Andrew
Erik
Dieter
Rico
Lucdown
Rodskeg
Jules
Greg Kay
Average28.3727.0111.1117.5519.7929.18
FormulaNova (1242km):
3872 days ago
4 categories

Safety Bay on a 115L S-Type and a 7.5m KA Koncept



Jeff Maitland (485km):
3872 days ago
5 categories

Safety Bay on 102litre JP FSW with 5.0m sail



Laff77 (1278km):
3866 days ago
3 categories

My last session for 2009 so much fun! Port Phillip Bay once more, this time a decent Northerly so I launched from Green Point instead of Elwood. This time I had the right gear for the job, so was on my 93 S-Type and 5.0 North Infinity wave sail. Wind was up around the high 25's and while it was a bit gusty it was more consistent than it can be. Had a great time blasting back and forward, I think I definately prefer the S-Type powvered up on a small sail than loaded with the 6.6m. Last week was the first time I got to try some GPS sailing back in Melbourne, it's really interesting to see the speed differences not only in location but also with wind direction.



Comments
Karl


NSW
Australia
3871 days ago

Congratuations again on the PBs.

 

Will they start drying up soon or can you keep improving?

 

FormulaNova


NSW
Australia
3871 days ago

Hi Karl, we should see some more PBs come up. We are still waiting for some stronger wind and we are refining our sailing. Jeff has bought a new board and is still getting used to it, and I have bought a second hand board to see if I can extract some more speed. Feel free to courier some new boards to us by way of donation Smile

 

Unfortunately it felt a bit light yesterday and I could have used my bigger board and probably got the same or better speeds. I am impressed by the guys getting 31's in the 2sec peaks, so we will just keep plugging away.

 

Safety Bay is a sometimes a bit choppy, so we might have a look around and see if there are any other spots worth a sail.

 

 

Feilian


NSW
Australia
3871 days ago

good onya guys dale and jeff,dale you must be happy with the 26.55 5x10 , i'm out of action till my hand sorts its self out, yesterday i riged a 6.2 and couldnt get off the beachCry ,lets hope it doesnt take much longer

Karl


NSW
Australia
3871 days ago

Take it easy Keef, don't bugger your hand up for the sake of a windsurfing session.

 

Dale and Jeff, a trip down the coast may be in order. Around Mandurah or further down there are lakes and inlets. The Mandurah Mob post of the 31st covers a few spots where there is flat water. Dunno about couriering boards over. Most boards here would be a bit big for the windy days there.

 

 

 

 

FormulaNova


NSW
Australia
3871 days ago

Hi Karl, I have read about the runs down the coast and in particular Hardie's run. It sounds a little bit shallow for my tastes and I will see how we go. We are more likely to try out the river and maybe up the coast to see what we can find.

 

Boards too big? My biggest board here is a 135L and I think that's okay for about 25 knots.