Portland Pirates (Engl-S, Great Britain) - 2011-01-15
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
RedSurfBus
30.75(D)
29.78(D)
8.75(D)
0(D)
0(D)
39.66(D)
Normski
30.95(D)
29.19(D)
15.88(D)
19.2(D)
22.41(D)
79.76(D)
Griff
27.84(D)
26.51(D)
11.69(D)
15.43(D)
18.25(D)
45.34(D)
Camel
33.67(D)
31.96(D)
10.93(D)
24.31(D)
22.52(D)
29(D)
Ian Richards
41.64(D)
39.84(D)
11.54(D)
23.54(D)
33.27(D)
59.33(D)
Jim Crossley
40.08(D)
37.99(D)
7.29(D)
10.33(D)
14.77(D)
34.1(D)
Simon Harris
37.5(D)
34.63(D)
9.34(D)
10.11(D)
17.66(D)
43.39(D)
El Reg
41.44(D)
39.08(D)
9.94(X)
14.96(X)
20.59(D)
45(D)
Jesus
38.47 [PB](X)
37.09 [PB](X)
11.24(X)
20.94(X)
25.8(X)
39(X)
Woody
30.66(D)
29.45(D)
8.63(D)
19.04(D)
21.24(D)
51.6(D)
Gilesey
33.47(X)
30.66(X)
0(X)
0(X)
0(X)
0(X)
Duncan
29.41(D)
28.22(D)
0(D)
15.01(D)
0(D)
39.01(D)
Will
37.09 [PB](X)
33.9 [PB](X)
12.01(X)
0(X)
0(X)
0(X)
Goostaff
33.14(D)
30.93(D)
8.87(D)
17.99(D)
19.52(D)
0(X)
Swagger
The Matrix
will
JK
Woodbutcher
Tris
Jim
Dogfish
Cheese
Gav
SimonH
Chrisy
Dickie
Stinky pete
Sam Anstey
James Faley
TJ
TJ
George Fulton
Mark newman
Average41.5439.4613.9523.9329.5469.55
RedSurfBus (12429km):
2563 days ago

Good session, at first wind was up and down. Went out on 7m x15 but then put harness hook through just it just above the first batten! So went back out with 6.3, occasionally felt a bit underpowered but most of the time it was okay. Had a break and got cold, went back out and toes froze and had cramps in both thighs out of depth, it was a little scary at first then I managed to get up on the board, had one last run, then the biggest breakfast roll I could find. Nice, near my upper target for distance for the month now - done 40nm, need to do another 10more tomorrow.

 

Damn, .22 off joining the 30 club! So close.....



Normski (7782km):
2563 days ago

Good session for January....lots out at the Salty Lake!  Note to self....get fit!!

Isonic 86, Redline 6m, 31cm SL7



Griff (1642km):
2563 days ago

Good to get the first session of 2011 on the board.



Camel (3729km):
2563 days ago
1 categories


Ian Richards (18353km):
2563 days ago
6 categories

Great fun session at the Ray, SW winds meant the best speeds were done on the corner of the 2 courses, not quite fully powered up on 6.2. Nice to see the Portland hit squad made the trip, Will T was flying ( must be fatherhood done him good Lol), Well done to Mike G with first 40max ( 10s average next mike). All in all a good day if not quite perfect conditions, more please! 



Jim Crossley (5655km):
2563 days ago

First time in Southend!  If you don't mind rigging up on dog shit grass and then walking 3/4 of a mile through mud with your kit...its a great place!  If I can get over the trauma I would love to have another go in more wind.



Simon Harris (434km):
2563 days ago

First time putting a sail > than 6m on the little board. Struggled a little but its good experience. Change of  fin this time though and no  spin out and bad wipeouts so happy. Don’t have to explain to Mrs H or the boss at work why I look so roughed up! A good turn out today which makes it all more fun too. Didn’t get to see everyone from the team but will in time.

I trotted up wind for a while in prep for  a mile run to back up Ian only for the wind to drop. Abandoned the run thinking I would have another go and then didn't make it as  the wind  dropped more.  I only hope someone else did better than me on this. Its a lesson for me, I should have carried on with the run.



El Reg (1613km):
2563 days ago
2 categories

A good call to head for Southend today Tricky conditions spent a while trying to work out where best to sail but came good in the end. Good crowd out, with some great speeds and PB's well done to all. 



Jesus (199km):
2563 days ago
1 categories


Woody (1630km):
2562 days ago

Thought the 6.4 would be plenty but definately needed more on the downwind runs. Consistently just under 30Kt so more power or less drag required.



Gilesey (213km):
2562 days ago


Duncan (3163km):
2558 days ago

Must do better, and get the Java fixed on my work laptop.



Will (381km):
2558 days ago

good sail at southend for a first time, reckon next till will be the 40knots barrier :)



Goostaff (2301km):
2558 days ago


Comments
Duncan


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

I will post when I can get GSPAR software working again, cant run the data as Java has gone tits up on my laptop.   Lea if I can fix it It can I email you the files to have a look at, I ran it as two sessions.

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Well done,

Spencer i don't think you will have to wait long to get that 30 average keep it going mate!

Will be down there tomorrow morning tempted to have a go.  

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Send it to me Duncan no worries sorting it.

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Nice to have you on board Griff, by the way nice Alpha.Smile

Normski


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Griff...Hearty welcome and a cracking alpha.

Lea...You were going well today!

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Thought you were going  away Normski?

Did come down the beach and seen you car thought someone else had brought it....

Anyway good to see you got out. 

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Thankyou Normski, you too were hammering it past ferrybridge a few times.

Griff - Good set of PB's there, its so nice aiming for a different one every session according to wind direction.

It was the first time I have really gone for speed runs and felt comfortable and knew I can get a lot more with better technique. First few I found my wind awareness had to change as was just bearing off straight downwind from the academy to the peninsula, but after a while I realised I needed to get my speed up across the wind then bear away. My last run was the fastest, but my toes were so painful by this point and I had leg cramps, and was salivating at the thought of a hot sandwich from bites.

Earlier on I got several runs just above 30 but not enough above for 10secs average so I rigged the 7.0, then promptly went in with a crap waterstart and used my harness hook as a sail killer. Its fixed now with tape and should hold as its only a small puncture.

The Mistral 95sl is now quickly becoming my weapon of choice as it felt comfortable today, even with the 6.3simmer on which I found heavy in all past sessions, this session it just took the gust and held really well. I did appreciate this on the trek upwind as it was damn lumpy out in the chop about 2/3 of the way to the academy, and gusty! I just need a session with more west in it to have a good old practice with my gybes on the board without worrying about losing ground downwind for speed runs. I made a couple but clearly stalled which is why the nm and alpha times are 0.

Great to see so many people out in January.

Duncan, in future just email me the files, or Swags and we will sort them for you. If you have problems with Java then install firefox and it should sort it, did for me.

Griff


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Checked my Alpha as produced by GPSarPro and no way was it right when reviewing the track, deleted and reposted to gps-speedsurfing manually and updated here. I was surprised as it appeared to be an all time PB, used the 2nd one listed by the software which looks genuine on the track.

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Nice one Yorkie,

good to to see you got some speeds hope you get backed up.,...

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Is this a first? The Matrix does not have the 2sec, or 5x10average for the month now. Great speeds Ian, Jim and Simon!

I guess we will have to wait for The Matrix Reloaded.

lao shi


WA
Australia
2563 days ago

Great set of Pbs, team!Cool

Glad to see you guys have thawed out.

Baldy


WA
Australia
2563 days ago

Yes, great session. Looks like all their ice melted and flowed Down Under. :)

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Division 2? Tongue out

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2563 days ago

Well some very good times indeed just waiting for Will boy and Gilesey,

Just goes to show one good day makes such a difference! As for Div II thingy i suppose i have made myself look very silly indeed.Wink

Anyway well done all and hoping to be sailing with you all soon, find out if my ankle is ok thursday? Fingers crossed.....

 

Elmo


WA
Australia
2562 days ago

Woo hoo, Great session Guys, hopefully it won't take to long for you all to defrost before the next oneCool

The Matrix


Engl-S
Great Britain
2562 days ago

some more good points for the month great stuff guys .

Mike G


Engl-E
Great Britain
2562 days ago

Great to see you some of you guys in Southend. Cracking day!

Duncan: Try changing the command in gpsarpro.bat to "java -Xmx512m -jar gpsarPro.jar". A while back my machine refused to load GpsarPro and that did the trick for me (i.e. changing max memory from 1024 to 512).

Hardie


WA
Australia
2558 days ago

Great Team Effort!!!!!!!!1111

Sausage


QLD
Australia
2558 days ago

Wow guys - incredible team effort and 25 PB's to boot.  I see Jesus came fourth.................and said, let there be wind [boom boom]Wink

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2558 days ago

Frozen Toes, ya mad pommy bastards WinkLaughing Just warm, wet & no wind in my neck of the woods Frown

Truckloads of PB's & nice sppeds, big congrats guys Cool

Mineral


WA
Australia
2558 days ago

Well done guys, PB's all over the shop. Great to see the PP's on the water in jatz cracker freezing conditions.LaughingWink  well done on a top team effort.

Elmo


WA
Australia
2558 days ago

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr, there be a lot of PB's thereCool

Congrats to all great to see you all back out on the waterCoolCoolCool

Jez


TAS
Australia
2558 days ago

Well done guys, niiiiice speeds and PB's! GREAT team effort Smile

kato


VIC
Australia
2558 days ago

Good to see you guys back on the water. Must still be cold though

Goostaff


Engl-S
Great Britain
2558 days ago

Hi Mark

I have posted some speeds from windless portland the other day

Cheers

Adam

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
2557 days ago

Welcome aboard Adam! How did you manage such speeds without travelling anywhere? No distance result for the day, at least that will be an easy PB to beat. Did you not stay for sunday, it was another cracking day with more consistent wind down the academy end.

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
2556 days ago

No worries Adam,

Good to have you onboard lets hope we get some more wind soon??????