|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Ian Richards (18353km): |
Funny old day, well done to all those with great PBs, I struggled getting dialed in at all today, look out for some great speeds to follow i think!!
Nice to meet the dutch n belgian guys and some new faces hope you the trip was all worth it .
strongest winds i've ever tied to sail in, though a smaller sail would probably would not of helped much, with the big winds and better angle came some pretty deadly chop!! some spectacular wipeouts by many but thankfully no injuries to anyone, Pete Young impressed by wearing half his fin away on the wall at 45Knots definitely the save of the day, could of been sooo nasty.
|The Matrix (20924km): |
One of those rare days where I can definately say I could have done with less sail and a smaller board!
Lucky to get away unscathed after using the wall as a motox berm on my first run, trashed my best fin but could have been much worse.
Great day all in all was worth the trip just to watch all the legends in action some serious stuff going on!. Some great crashes aswell, Stu Trunkfeilds was the best I witnessed, bet that blew away a few cobwebs LOL.
And champagne moment goes to Bob Cuninghams run down the wall in at least 45 knots of wind........ with no harness! Now Thats Hardcore.
|Jim Crossley (5677km): |
A long day of changing winds.Â Pleased with PB but its never fast enough is is!
|Simon Harris (434km): |
Great speeds from Ian and Pete!
Got a few PBs so chuffed but was hoping to get the 40 knot average.Quite surprising how different the screen or 1 second reading is to the average. Nevermind, must eat more greens.
Good to see everyone and to meet Noman and Pete.
|Normski (7844km): |
My second visit to West Kirby...but my first time of 'trying' to sail in the strongest winds I had ever experienced. It was also my first time ever of seeing so many tiny boards and also my first time of seeing so many exalted speedsailors.
My attempts were pretty much limited to the lulls in the wind but even then the bear off seemed pretty scary and I found myself instictively sailing with the brake on. Self preservation I guess!
Congratulations to all those that sailed and I now see how the big boys earn their medals.
2006 Falcon Speed, North Ram 5.0m