The Sailfish (Other, Australia) - 2011-11-05
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Nic
20.21(D)
19.26(D)
9.48(D)
11.71(D)
12.35(D)
22.63(D)
Michelle Sterling
Joanna Sterling
Sammy
Average
Nic (628km):
4609 days ago
5 categories

Melville WA Starboard Shyte Type 115, Neil Pryde Zen 6.1, Borgy's weedy

Headed to Mandurah to meet GPS crew. The rain didnt stop and the wind was lacking. Fortunately someone had a smart phone and with the BOM website indicating Melville was having good wind, bailed and headed back down the freeway.

Glad I did cause it was the best sail I have had for ages, although going faster seems impossible these days (any advice welcome). Thanks to the advice of the crew in Mandurah heightened my boom and felt the most comfortable for ages in the harness.

 

 

 



Comments
Jeffro


Other
Australia
4609 days ago
Well done on the PB, Nic. Great sailing :-)
Bender


WA
Australia
4609 days ago

Glad it worked Nic. Nice to meet yaCool

Nic


Other
Australia
4609 days ago

thanks Jeff, want to go faster tho. No matter what I do, cannot get the speed much higher..... any recommended reading / windsurfing technique books... plenty of time to read at the moment!! 

Nice to meet you Bender too and thanks again for your advice.

Jeffro


Other
Australia
4609 days ago
Have you been on seabreeze, forum, windsurfing, gps & speed sailing and go to "ask the speed guru" and read what they say?
lao shi


WA
Australia
4609 days ago

Nic, good to meet you today. Thanks for making the effort to come down. Sorry it was a fizzer.

We talked today about bearing away. This is the key to increasing your speed. Have a talk with Windxtasy about her learning curve over the last year +.

Jeffro


Other
Australia
4609 days ago
Good advice Lao Shi!
ray gun


WA
Australia
4609 days ago

Yes. lao is right. concentrated on bearing away today and got the results. not the windiest day either, but tried to sail as deep as possible in the gusts and it paid off. Just have to be patient and set up for downwinder.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
4609 days ago

Yes, it takes a while.

First you have to ask yourself if you are prepared for this to become an obsession which will take over your life? Seriously.

Cheryl


WA
Australia
4608 days ago
Well done Nic. More PB' to come I'm sure!
Nic


Other
Australia
4608 days ago

prepared for it to become an obsession" If it's a drug, I think I am already an addict.  All spare $$ have been put towards my "habit". I am at home with the kids on a Sunday having withdrawl symptoms.....Smile

Mineral


WA
Australia
4608 days ago

Dont feel too bad, it wasnt that flash down at Luck Bay. Then again a few light weights  were doing OK. Only us OFB struggled in that today.Laughing

 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
4608 days ago

Once you start chasing the numbers the addiction gets worse...