Double Demerits (NSW, Australia) - 2011-11-23
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Sparky
27.17(D)
25(D)
16.83(D)
16.43(D)
23.03(D)
34.19(D)
Jethrow
Karl
Waiting4wind
Laff77
Peter (Wineman)
Roar
Carol
AlfaMale
Artur Kowalski
Cheeky Monkey
George
Remi Dunoyer
Nigel
Barks
Palleaon
JohnM
Dean Seal
Starboard64
Andrew
Erik
Dieter
Rico
Rodskeg
Jules
Greg Kay
Remi Roques
Average
Sparky (3994km):
4566 days ago
2 categories

Kyeemagh, NSW, AU

JP Slalom IV 84L, RS Slalom mkIII 6.2m2, Select S09 29cm

My first time out in three weeks - I've been away on the few windy days we've had recently - and after just an hour I was knackered! Amazing how quickly the strength goes. After all the rain the Bay was not the most pleasant place to be - the water was brown and smelled awful, and there was debris floating everywhere. The wind was reasonable but the water predictably bumpy so no great speeds possible. Tried for a decent hour but was underpowered and occasionally off the plane for the last 20 mins so although I beat my PB it's nothing to write home about really.



Comments
Adrian Vos


NSW
Australia
4566 days ago

That is a pretty good 1 hour IMHO. I would be happy with it. To get a good 1 hour is more about conditions and consistently sailing then ability to sail fast or anything. Get out there and just keep sailing and don't stop!! My best 1 hours is on my big gear in medium winds. Nor Easters up at the top of the runway are can be pretty gusty and hard to get a descent 1 hour, and it can be tiring in the gusty conditions to maintain a full hour without a break. It would be good to find a really nice location with more consistent wind around 15-20 knots with out any "off the plane" lulls. Perhaps further into the bay would be doable? I used to sail much further down wind in NE at Kyeemah. It seemed the wind was more consistent down there... but the water was bumpier.

Well done mate!! I missed out last Saturday also.... not sure when I will get out next.

Sparky


NSW
Australia
4565 days ago
Cheers Adrian - yeah, looking at the PBs on here it does look fairly respectable after all. I agree about the NE'rs being stronger further downwind. I'll try for another hour when I'm next there - hopefully can improve a few knots at least
the new guy


NSW
Australia
4565 days ago

Nice PB Sparky Smile

The trick to a good hour is no lulls, no stuffed gybes, long runs and be unsociable...

Sparky


NSW
Australia
4565 days ago

Cheers Michael. Yeah, I imagine you rarely come within a mile of another sailor when you're doing your round trips of the bay..!