Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2009-01-19
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
JF
31.744(X)
29.872(X)
18.987(X)
19.445(X)
26.151(X)
65.68(X)
nebbian
28.4(X)
24.408(X)
0(X)
15.764(X)
16.168(X)
8.12(X)
Snake
32.404(X)
30.519(X)
18.853(X)
21.904(X)
26.935(X)
76.259(X)
lao shi
33.01(X)
31.55(X)
13.63(X)
18.67(X)
19.55(X)
70.3(X)
Pointman
33.58(X)
31.38(X)
11.8(X)
16.44(X)
21.24(X)
41.4(X)
Chris Porter
Jeff
paddymac
JC2
Windxtasy
Jemma
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
Ricey
Bunyip
AC1
Hooksey
Lunny
tailwind
Flatchat
Snickers
Kenny
Pacey
SRS73
AndreaMunich
Gloria
Reg
Topcat
Clue Thirst
The Shroom
fingers
Finback
Peanut
Aiden
Average33.3031.4718.9220.6726.5473.28
JF (1703km):
5629 days ago

Peli... 6.8 Blade, CA SP60, Goldwing 33 cmTongue out



nebbian (8313km):
5629 days ago
2 categories

Pinaroo testing fins.  Loft Blade 6.8, iSonic 94, JP weedy 31 / Kai - Lockwood proto 34.

I was well powered up in 20 knots, dealing with the waist high chop was... challenging... to say the least.  The Lockwood fin beat the JP weedy by over a knot and a half.  I didn't do enough runs to be completely sure, but it definitely feels faster.

I would have been at Peli, but I forgot to pack the car this morning Yell.

Would have stayed out there longer but managed to sink the mast tip twice, with the associated difficulty waterstarting a luff sleeve that's totally full of water.  I'm really going to have to sort this problem out, either get a new sail or get a sailmaker to fix it up.



Snake (23888km):
5629 days ago
3 categories
Weird day out at Peli Point. Had my best speed across the wind and coming in, and best alpha was in the middle :-Z explain that! Used the 32 fin to start with but wind picked up enough to try out the 30 which felt a better match to the sail. A touch underdone most of the time on the 6.2 but still had a blast!!!! Was nice to have a sail after a few muggy days though and had a few races with some of the usual crew. Sonic 85, RS6 6.2, Goldwing 32/30

lao shi (41082km):
5629 days ago
2 categories

Made the trip from Mosman Park to Pt W. Promised a lot but should have used a bigger fin.

Got quite busy. Good to see FNQ mob as well as the usual crew.

Sorry Pointman on getting your hopes up and having the usual cheesegraters experience.



Pointman (25161km):
5629 days ago
2 categories

Pt Walter, SSW 0 - 22K.

Had a good sesh at Pt Wally (Dont't worry Mark the Cheese grater was quite mild today Wink ).

Hell gusty, with some massive holes, but also some solid gusts around 22-23K (Reading the other posts it sounds like Pt Wally was the pick of the river spots today).

Started out on the Manta 59 + 6.6 Koncept which was a tad ambitious for a heavyweight like me.  After dogging around for half an hour swapped boards and grabbed the Gladiator 115, which was much more comfortable.  Breeze seemed to get more consistent late and all my best speeds were after 7.  Some nice squirts down the strip, and great gybing practice, although I typically fell into a hole every time I drilled a nice one, so no good Alpha's.

Good to see quite a few crew out (met Stribo from the Southsiders).

I was gonna go to Woodies today, and I think I probably should have, but enjoyed Pt Wally more than usual.  I still reckon we should hit Woodies on days like today when the seabreeze is not at full strength on the river.  The Garden Island graph (which is probably a little higher than Woodies, but not much) was around 22-26 today, a lot stronger than Melville water (I sailed there on 23/12/08 with a similar looking graph and scored a 36 peak and 34 5x10).

Next time!



Comments
Snides


WA
Australia
5629 days ago

do you wear a life jacket nebbs? i recomend you should.i really cant see a down side to wearing 1 personally. it makes life easy when you are treading water at the end of the mast trying to clear it from the drink.

Snake


WA
Australia
5629 days ago

Nice work on the distance pb Jimbo!! Laughing

nebbian


WA
Australia
5629 days ago

Hmmm Snides, let's see..

Boardies, rashie, harness, booties, GPS, hat, sunnies... the kook meter is already at max!!

None of my other sails are anywhere near this difficult -- I think it can be improved a lot.

Mineral


WA
Australia
5629 days ago

Nebs, get a buoyancy jacket, or next time out, try my NP high hookCool

You sailing tomorrow? if so location, I can meet you to give you a try.Smile F#$%* all else to do til stitches come outUndecided

 

Pugs great to see a new PB, well doneCool

Snides


WA
Australia
5629 days ago

hear that minners? he's calling us kooks!Surprised........i usually get called something else with the same amount of letters!!!!.....Wink

lao shi


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

Well done James on the distance PB. Good to see you back on the water. It kicked in hard here yesterday so I was sure it was on. Best wind probably as I was rigging.Yell Got a 32 going the wrong way.

Pointman, happy to have a run at Woodies. Today?

Snake what are you up to?

Snake


WA
Australia
5628 days ago
Hey Lao, I reckon we give on of the categories a crack today. you keen?
lao shi


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

What do you want to try? Where?

Snake


WA
Australia
5628 days ago
I was thinking either speed or hour, so probably point walter or the swan but hardies isn't out of the question either!
lao shi


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

If you want to go speed ( I won't get a Hardie's pass today) Lets say Pt W or do you fancy giving Woodies a try?

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=woodman+point&sll=-31.954493,115.858555&sspn=0.048283,0.11158&g=perth&ie=UTF8&ll=-32.13492,115.766973&spn=0.048188,0.11158&z=14

Snake


WA
Australia
5628 days ago
Haha that's cool. Whatever will get the most wind really :P Haven't tried woodies before does it get a good breeze?
Pointman


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

Guys I might be tempted to give Woodies a crack.

Things are pretty slow at work at the moment so I could probably get away early for a sail (after talking it up the least I can do is offer to give you the tour!)

Breeze didn't fill in yesterday til 4.  Hopefully it comes in a bit earlier today.  Let's keep an eye on Seabreeze with a view to getting down there around 3 if it's on.

Woodies is no good for distance or NM, but good for speed and Alphas.

Mineral


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

If you guys dont go today, and do so later in week, yell out, stitches come out in morningCool

nebbian


WA
Australia
5628 days ago
Did you get some boots Mineral?
lao shi


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

Pointman. snake and I are on. Will text.

Mineral


WA
Australia
5628 days ago

Ben, been hunting high and low, size 12 and up only available in shops Northern suburbs, Yellwill keep lookingSmile