WK Speed Warriors (Engl-NW, Great Britain) - 2010-08-24
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Mark Hayford
40.15(D)
37.36(D)
4.5(D)
0(D)
8.15(D)
20.65(D)
Neil Hardwick
38.12(D)
37.05(D)
6.54(D)
17.95(D)
0(D)
36.74(D)
trunky
40.4(D)
39.2(D)
4.32(D)
0(D)
0(D)
12(D)
Paul Burgess
38.76(D)
37.61(D)
6.3(D)
16.73(D)
0(D)
33(D)
Pete Crook
36.03 [PB](D)
33.92 [PB](D)
9.33(D)
0(X)
0(X)
20 [PB](D)
IRL250
OPH
Steve Thorp
Jack Bailey
Farrel O'Shea
Simon Moore
justal
Mark Bailey
Chris Bates
Average40.2838.417.9417.344.0834.87
Mark Hayford (6088km):
3641 days ago
2 categories

Not epic, but by far the best day for 2010 so far. Officially my 3rd fastest session all time. Stayed with the 5.8m as I felt the wind would pick up, but it did not. I felt underpowered most of the time and with hindsight, I really wished I had gone with the 6.3m which think might have been slighlty faster, but pleased with the results considering the lack of power. Was switching between the W44 and W53. The best speeds were done on the W53/30cm tectronic falcon which I am suprised at. Good turn out of UK speedies, Faz, Ian, Stu, Paul, Neil, Peter and Daz. Nice to see them all again after such a long break from speed conditions. Great day and learned a few things ready for next time:)



Neil Hardwick (757km):
3641 days ago
4 categories

2 Boards - Falcon 80, Falcon Speed
3 Sails - X-15 7.0, 6.4, 5.8
Fast run was on the kit listed for the session.
Wind started out W but went SW making the coarse square.
Gybing out of the question since I sprained (rolled) my ankle on Sat (missed the last step) and my fittness need to improve.
Good to be out on the water, Speed board felt very small, it's been ages since I've used it.



trunky (99km):
3640 days ago
2 categories


Paul Burgess (265km):
3640 days ago
1 categories


Pete Crook (58km):
3640 days ago
1 categories


Comments
Normski


Engl-S
Great Britain
3640 days ago

Cant believe its taken almost all of 2010 for WK to fire up....nice to see some real speeds for the UK!  Well done.... our innings this week is producing some epic batting...Aussies sweating??

Peter (Wineman)


NSW
Australia
3640 days ago

 

Well done.... our innings this week is producing some epic batting...Aussies sweating??

YEP - it's starting to warm up here Cool

evets


WA
Australia
3640 days ago
Nice going guys Frown(been a while since we had good wind here ). I know our turn will come but I hope it is soon.
Hardie


WA
Australia
3640 days ago

Nice numbers oys!!!!!!!!

Bender


WA
Australia
3640 days ago

game  on!!!!!. Great speeds guys, why no nm'sSurprised

OPH


Engl-NW
Great Britain
3640 days ago

good question bender.

Here's the reason.

WK Marina lake is about 800m long and 150-200m wide. WHen the wind is broad as with this session it's nigh on impossible to run the speed course, gybe at the end and get back up wind. We normally have to walk halfway back up and then sail to the start point at the northern end.

An NM would require about 4/5 gybes and some hard to wind beating , therefore not really practical.

1 hrs and distance will also be difficult to attain a reasonable result.

cheers

H

 

The Matrix


Engl-S
Great Britain
3639 days ago

Nice one Howard good captaincy sticking up for your team mates and protecting and wrapping them in cotton wool I admire your leadership.

Bender, I think you may need to take Howards reply with a pinch of salt, West Kirby must be one of the best places on the planet for alphas! NM max 2 gybes if you set out to do one.

*1 hrs and distance will also be difficult to attain a reasonable result*. Yes they always are you might find you have to try. LOL

 

Cheers P ,                         oops just realized we're supposed to be batting together for england, damn it I take it all back.

 

OPH


Engl-NW
Great Britain
3639 days ago

lol  Tongue out

You have to take anything I say with a pinch of salt Pirate! Smile

Yes ok Pete .... hands up! I almost got away with that one. If it wasn't for Neil stating the wind had swung square - wsw. I would 'have.

Yep agreed mate Wk is Gybe city ... what the feck is an alpha? ..... should I be having it on my cereal with Kelp mate?  Undecided

I'll be back at the Kirb soon and get the warriors a  little more disciplined ... I think the appearance of mr. elusive westerly flow must have caused a temporary lapse in memory.

Bender.

If the wind comes over the speed wall close to square it is possible to sail the entire length, pull off a nice fast gybe in flat water and sail back up "beam reaching" and pull off a half decent NM.

When the wind is broad ... NO Chance! 

First you'd be gybing in mega tsunami chop at the end of the run, then have to beat back up the lake in big chop on speed kit well overpowered, with kit that's tuned for max speeds when broad. You probably only make it over to the leeward wall about halfway up. There you would be confronted with 1m+ confused chop coming into the prom wall and bouncing back off it (reflective chop)  Not nice .. I've been stuck over there a couple of times and it aint nice.  Wave kit territory.

 

So wihen the wind is broad 125 degrees + on starboard (west - wnw) its way way easier to jump off at the end of the run walk halfway back up the speed wall,  and have a relatively easy sail back up wiind to the starting area.

 

What my esteemed shipmate pointed out above stands true when the wind is tight or square.Surprised

 

Can I get my breakfast now Pete?  Undecided (been up since 0440hrs + 2 hr drive in to work)