Gustbusters (NSW, Australia) - 2008-10-28
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Bristol
21.478(X)
18.74(X)
5.461(X)
12.717(X)
9.916(X)
15.137(X)
Ian Knight
29.42(X)
27.183(X)
11.07(X)
20.904(X)
20.114(X)
21.8(X)
Samuel Brain
24.659(X)
24.221(X)
6.521(X)
19.468 [PB](X)
13.595(X)
0(X)
Mudskipper
Paul Dorsett
SkindupTruk
Feilian
FormulaNova
Jeff Maitland
Jase
KA360
AUS2001
Anna
troll
mick
Pete
Geezer
rob
AUS3111
Ben Flood
Troll
Rhys
rick
Brooksy
Sam
road runner
Tricky Dicky
Peter Berckelman
Gav
Kye
nikipiki
Andrew
AUS-8
AUS-81
Brenden Dunn
Peanut (Liam)
MATT
COZA12
Matty Nix
Geoff
Geoffrey Two Dogs
Average27.0425.708.8020.1916.8518.47
Bristol (788km):
5712 days ago
3 categories

A late easterly change pushed in about 5pm. Wind, for once, reasonably solid, maybe 15 - 18 knots. Nice way to finish a day. Ian and Sam also sailed.

JP X-CiteRide 130, with Naish Sprint 7.3 and JP std. 44cm fin 



Ian Knight (4984km):
5712 days ago
6 categories

Easterlies are here at last.  Must have been about a dozen who read the vital signs and  came down for it .

It's only the BOM who's slow to catch on

"Winds on Lake: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h, turning easterly at 15 km/h this evening."

Falcon 110, 44 fin, 7.2. RS slalom



Samuel Brain (595km):
5710 days ago
3 categories

fanitic eagle 126lt 6.4m naish boxer slalom



Comments
Mineral


WA
Australia
5711 days ago

Great to see you guys post Cool Must be hard work  without consistent breeze we have on Ocean than on a Lake.

Bristol, if you have the standard 44 "black" JP fin, consider getting a Super Sport JP in the G10 material. You will be stoked with the difference Smile

Firiebob


WA
Australia
5711 days ago

Nice Alpha Ian Cool

Bristol


NSW
Australia
5710 days ago

Thanks for the feedback, Mineral and Firie. I will follow up on a fin upgrade. Smile

Yes, it is a bit different sailing on fresh water (not as buoyant), and the wind often swirls around. But, we do have the world's best windsock, thanks to the grateful taxpayers of Australia, namely the flag on the flagpole on Parliament House. When we see that flag go from limp to horizontal, we know the "easterly" is about to hit. When it arrives, the lake is as smooth as glass for maybe 1 minute, and the sensation is surreal, before the chop starts to build. Can imagine it's like Sandy Point, and other speed strips.

Cheers

Ian Knight


NSW
Australia
5710 days ago

The easterlies aren't all that gusty Mineral, but you need a bit of patience to sit on the bank waiting for them to turn up. Or if you're brave, as Bristol did last night, you can bob out to the east on the fading westerly hoping the anticipated easterly will bring you home in a blaze of glory. I don't attempt that anymore I've been bitten once. It's along swim back if the easterly stops at the airport.

There's a gusty nor-wester forecast for tomorrow, last hurrah for the month?

Thanks Fire Bob, I think  Canberra may have untapped Alpha potential,  are you up for an Alpha challenge next month? 

Hardie


WA
Australia
5709 days ago

Well done guysCool