One Eyed Cantabrians (Sth Is, New Zealand) - 2019-12-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Stephen
37.808 [PB](D)
34.583(D)
7.94(D)
10.947(D)
15.578(D)
18.927(D)
Pete
27.715(D)
24.862(D)
3.419(D)
15.742(D)
8.814(D)
8.922(D)
Windsurfing Nelson
27.48(D)
22.475(D)
0(D)
16.815(D)
21.658(D)
6.465(D)
Mike Sinclair
Glen
Allan Taylor
Terry A
Scope
Dan
whererulucy
Ned Tamatea
Shane Blake
Dinks
Sean Patterson
Ben Collins
Terry Beentjes
Fred de Haas
g
Veeman
Steven Mc
Taylor
Dave
nzakka
Holly
Finn
Derek R
MrFish
Dan M
Ben
Tom O'Neill
Miranda
John Ross
Fenella Bowater
Allan Taylor
Vee
The Shop Grom
Average32.7629.725.6816.2818.6213.92
Stephen (1184km):
251 days ago
1 categories

Windy early morning session, too windy for most of itEmbarassed  First strong (35knots) N to NNE (instead of NW) we have had for a while and was great to test out the Ackerson Street channel (Nelson, NZ) on Starboard Tack. Due to the wind I didn't use all of the channel, instead just the bottom section with a slight slingshot into the rough at the end.  This allowed me to complete more shorter runs...and mainly in the lulls. Got a PB today, but really need a smaller sail and/or increase my weight (I'm only 70kgs!) to hold down a sail in that kind of wind (44knot gusts!)

KA Koncept 5.4m, W49, Venom 24. 



Pete (5147km):
251 days ago

Christchurch Estuary,  ..A comedy of errors for me today, had the right board in my car and took it out and put the wrong board in. Downhauled my sail too much and then wasted several minutes removing my downhaul rope from my boom - was very soon sorry about that when I found myself bacalmed in the doldrums between the NE and the NW. Still I did get a couple of very short planing rides in the end and just as the tide was almost gone.

Exocet RS1(80litres), Overdrive 6.2, fin Select 35/34

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Great speed's Stephen! 



Windsurfing Nelson (2335km):
251 days ago

A bit short, this... Atawhai, Nelson, NZ



Comments
Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
251 days ago
Stephen congrats awesome pbs
Mike Sinclair


Sth Is
New Zealand
251 days ago

That's a nice looking session Stephen.

Looks like you have a good sand bar to get in behind.

5.1 is plenty in those winds 

 

Windsurfing Nelson


Sth Is
New Zealand
250 days ago

Steeepheeeen!!!!

Stephen on his run

Dan


Sth Is
New Zealand
250 days ago

Well done Stephen. You seem on a mission of pbs lately.  Some good speeds

Stephen


Sth Is
New Zealand
250 days ago

Thanks everyone - each time I go out I learn things that I try to remember for the next time!

But having sailed the channel alot recently (its been soooo windy!) I knew how close I could get to the bank before hitting the bottom. I had to bail on some runs as I was not comfortable on the approach and didn't dare blast down the channel, this allowed me to check the depth futher up the channel and confirmed the bottom section was the best it could be for that wind angle.

Really think I can go faster here as the chop was not that bad until you came away from the bank at the bottom.....time will tell.

Be also good to try a smaller sail + smaller board and probably fin, but small (40cm to 45cm) boards are hard to find secondhand. 

Stephen


Sth Is
New Zealand
249 days ago

To add to my notes.... the tide was a 1.2m low tide and I went out when tide was 1.3m and came in when tide was at 1.2m.  The channel was not too rough but it remains to be seen how much better it would be at say 0.6m to 0.8m (which is the best tide for a NW).  My feeling is the top of the channel would be better (so you could do longer runs) as you can get closer to the bank, but it may not make much difference at the bottom of the channel.