SpeedEnz (Nth Is, New Zealand) - 2010-02-01
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Michael Harris
29.93 [PB](T)
25.84(T)
16.73(T)
17(T)
21.36(T)
34.78(T)
craiggoo
Splat
Chris Parkinson
MartinJE
Michael (icesurf)
Bruce Nicholson
Loomo
John Hodgson
jacksemple
John Kemsley
Average
Michael Harris (1478km):
3847 days ago
1 categories

CA xr68, MFC 38cm. Simmer 07 7.0m  Meola Reef, Auckland Harbour.

Easterly  18-25kn ?  A windy day for Auckland. Decided the east coast would  be too rough  and would try the upper harbour.

Launched from Pt Chev Beach 1 1/2 hrs before low. Never sailed from here before but the access was quite good down a short hill from the road parking on Harbour View Rd. The walk back at dead low was a bit further but quite managable and at least its all sand/ hard mud not like the normal Pt Chev launch further south down the peninsular. The best part was it's only a short sail of 100m or so out of the lee of Pt Chev to reach the wind line in an easterly.

 

It was hard to judge the wind speed from Pt Chev and I regretted having the 7.0m once I was out there. 6.5 or 6.2 would have been better.

Decided to try and concentrate on keeping planing to get the 1 hour speed up but managed to fall 3 or 4 times  in gybes during the 1 hour so can do better but still nice to get some pb's. Where was everyone? Lonely sailing on my own!



Comments
Scope


Sth Is
New Zealand
3847 days ago

Well done on the PB's Michael

Hardie


WA
Australia
3846 days ago

WEll done Michael!!!!!!!

MartinJE


Nth Is
New Zealand
3846 days ago

Congratulations on the PBs - so close to the 30!!

Work took me to Wgtn  Cry

lao shi


WA
Australia
3846 days ago

Congrats on the PB's, Michael and well done on braving the conditions alone.

Michael Harris


Nth Is
New Zealand
3846 days ago

Thanks guys.

30 knots is elusive. My previous pb was 29.70. Felt sure I must have cracked it when I saw 30.4 on the display...... but noooooo!

I need some flat water and more courage.

Loomo


Nth Is
New Zealand
3846 days ago

Good on ya, Keep at it, chase that flat water and sail deep!