Double Demerits (NSW, Australia) - 2014-01-18
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Adrian Vos
34.39 [PB](T)
30.59(T)
14.39(T)
16.18(T)
21.13(T)
38.59(T)
Remi Dunoyer
36.01(D)
34.16(D)
13.75(D)
23.5(D)
28.64(D)
61.21(D)
Artur Kowalski
33.35(D)
30.35(D)
16.87(D)
18.73(D)
24.08(D)
58.85(D)
Karl
30.2(D)
28.71(D)
12.67(D)
16.61(D)
23.44(D)
67.47(D)
powersloshin
26.99(D)
25.72(D)
7.98(D)
9.31(D)
18.37(D)
35.24(D)
Sparky
29.27(D)
27.53(D)
13.6(D)
18.52(D)
21.24(D)
35.39(D)
Jethrow
Waiting4wind
Laff77
Peter (Wineman)
Roar
Carol
AlfaMale
Cheeky Monkey
Nigel
Barks
Palleaon
JohnM
Dean Seal
Starboard64
Andrew
Erik
Dieter
Rico
Lucdown
Rodskeg
Jules
Greg Kay
Average35.2032.3815.6321.1226.3664.34
Adrian Vos (3749km):
2392 days ago
4 categories

Kyeemagh, NSW, AU

KA72 Link: http://anon.ka72.com/TrackRecalc.aspx?fid=55755

Quick sail as I got there late and had to go out for dinner. i97, RS Slalom 5.8, tectonics spitfire 30cm. Worked OK, but the fin did not feel as good as the C3 stings. No spinout, just not as controlled and forgiving when powered up.

Really strong at times, and then struggling at other times. Really on and off with some big gusts. Very lumpy. Got one huge gust near the end of my session near the runway, and the acceleration was huge. Never felt that before. But it was gone quickly and then I was backwinded. i suspect that was the 2s peak, as 5 10s runs wiere in the 30-32 knot range.

Great to see Artur and Remi out there. I expect some big results from those guys!!



Remi Dunoyer (17073km):
2392 days ago
4 categories

Kyeemagh, NSW, AU

20-30 extremely gusty NE

Exocet RS4 - Mauisails TRX 7.7 - Gasoil 6.3 38 & Deboichet SL4 38

Exocet RS2 - Mauisails TRX 6.3 - Select Vmax2 31

Didnt have much time to settle and enjoy the big gear, the wind came up pretty much as we hit the water, still did around 34+ kts on this kit (id need to split the file) and then all on the small kit well powered up at times, tricky to find some smooth patches timed with a gust.

Some drag racing with Rick to finish the day.

 



Artur Kowalski (21634km):
2392 days ago
2 categories

Kyeemagh, NSW, AU

exocet sl61 94lt mauisails tr9 6.3 fin select 29



Karl (3279km):
2391 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU

 

Bit of an LOL, laugh out loud windsurf session. Its crazy how shallow you can sail with an 18cm Delta fin. Also freaky how flat the water is there. I experienced a new sensation windsurfing at Budgewoi Lake today, the rapid tica tica tica tica sound as the board sails over very flat water with tiny ripples.

Its a great spot for speed windsurfing, really world class. Very long runs on very flat water no matter how strong the wind is from the NE. Makes heroes out of all of us.

Used my Tabou Rocket 105 and Hot Sails Maui Speed Demon 6.6m and a Maui Ultra Fins Delta 18cms. They are brilliant. I had a Carbon Art 55cm wide, 93L board at my disposal but did not have a tuttle weed fin. It would probably have been faster than the Rocket.

 



powersloshin (24573km):
2391 days ago

Kyeemagh, NSW, AU. 20-27knts  NE

i101/Koncept 6.6/Talon38

Overpowered and overtired, I had'nt sailed for a couple of weeks and did not take a smaller sail with me, but good to be out



Sparky (3994km):
2391 days ago

Kyeemagh, NSW, AU

JP Slalom IV 84L, Severne Overdrive 5.6m, Select 09 29cm

Great fun sailing in the washing machine. Using the 5.6 meant I was nice and comfortable in the gusts but obviously lacking power. 



Comments
OK, it's Mike. Just Mike dammit.


NSW
Australia
2392 days ago

Nice speed Adrian Smile

SeaSkip


VIC
Australia
2392 days ago
Way to go Adrian! You said you were gonna pick it up a bit, and your doing just that, well done!
Adrian Vos


NSW
Australia
2392 days ago

Thanks guys... Just luck of the drawer. I was trying down the runway every run, but just had one almighty gust on my second last run (did another to see if I could do it again, but no cigar). I had just put my boom up higher, and it pulled me onto my toes, and I thought I was going over the front, but managed to stay upright for a few seconds of blistering acceleration followed by what felt like nothing as I came out of the gust and was struggling to stay up back winded due to apparent wind at speed.

 

Nice PBs Remi!!

SeaSkip


VIC
Australia
2392 days ago
Nice sailing Artur, Remi, great effort!
Remi Dunoyer


NSW
Australia
2392 days ago

Great speeds Artur and Adrian, was it all along the runway or in the middle?

SeaSkip


VIC
Australia
2391 days ago
Woo Hoo Captain! personal top 5 2sec, 5x10 and distance today, well done!
Artur Kowalski


NSW
Australia
2391 days ago

Remi

It was along the runway but one of 5x10's which was 32. 4 kt was in the middle. Which is promising for future. Smile

Adrian Vos


NSW
Australia
2391 days ago

Awesome effort Karl and Artur. I know you were searching for that 33+ knots Artur, so nice effort. That is blistering speed from the Rocket Karl. Wish I had gone up there now, but stayed close to home as the forecast was not great.

Remi, Mine was down the runway. I am too much of a wuss to go for warp speed in the chop like it was today in the middle. I did have a couple of runs probably over 30 coming into the shore as it smoothed out, but I played it safe in the middle.

That is a great 10s Artur. My best was 31.37. 32.4 is awesome.

PBs around and everyone flying, but it is such a good month that nothing from today improved our score!! Cry

Matt D


NSW
Australia
2391 days ago

Hey Karl

Good to see you today and glad you had fun, you should have asked about a tuttle fin as there would have been lots around!

SeaSkip


VIC
Australia
2391 days ago
We've hit 'em high and hit 'em low, we've hit 'em with the old PB! But still they remain! Darn it!
Sparky


NSW
Australia
2391 days ago
Great results all round... apart from me!
Adrian Vos


NSW
Australia
2390 days ago

Sparky, this time last year, getting close to 30 knots 2S would have been a great result. I know I was happy if I got around 30 in a NEster. However with new team members, and new equipment, it seems the bar has been lifted by a substantial margin. I think if you had more sail up you would have been up there with Artur and I, but I have to say I can't see that we will ever get up with Remi!! The team is punching with the quicker NSW teams now. I suspect a day trip to Budgewoi on a good day would have us competing with other states also.

Karl, Interested in your thoughts on the MUF Delta 18cm. I want to get one for the i97 so I can use it at Canton/Budgewoi. I was thinking 20cm, but note you used an 18cm. How did that feel. My isonic is wider than your rocket in the tail, so probably needs a little more fin. Planning on using it with 5.8-6.7. 20cm is probbaly good for 6.7, but maybe 18cm is better for 5.8... maybe I should go 19cm to split the difference? Did you buy direct from MUF?

 

Sparky


NSW
Australia
2388 days ago

Yeah, thanks for the supportive words Adrian but I'm definitely feeling like captain slow when Remi's doing the same speed over a NM across the middle as I'm doing in a bearaway down the runway..! 

Adrian Vos


NSW
Australia
2388 days ago

Remi is a freak!! You normally do similar pace to Artur and I and most of the other quicker cockroaches. Remi seems to go 2-3 knots quicker than almost anyone else on a given day!!

For me to get closer to Remi speed would mean taking out more sail (Remi normally runs 0.5-1m larger than I), and then develop the confidence to head off the wind through the chop. Unfortuantely my board is on the large side for that, so I think I will just keep where I am at.

This season has had some belting NEsters. I got my new board because I was finding I rarely got enough wind to get comfortable on my JP FSW 92, but this season I have had the opposite problem where normally the wind is too strong for my I97!! I am looking forard to some light 15-20 knot days where I can cruise on the 97 with a 6.7 in flatter water!! Some of my most enjoyable sailing recently has been on days like last friday where you and I stayed out later after the wind had died back!