Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2012-05-07
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Windxtasy
26.59(D)
24.7(D)
6.58(D)
8.24(D)
10.38(D)
19.68(D)
JJ
33.85(D)
31.88(D)
14.1(D)
16.21(D)
28.38(D)
58.99(D)
Jonah
33.93(D)
32.34(D)
9.25(D)
15.5(D)
18(D)
22.14(D)
paddymac
30.29(D)
28.76(D)
12.09(D)
16.69(D)
20.23(D)
56.97(D)
lao shi
36.41(D)
34.28(D)
15.8(D)
18.66(D)
29.28(D)
96.1(D)
Pointman
34.82(D)
32.87(D)
9.91(D)
14.81(D)
16.78(D)
23.43(D)
Jeff
27.99(D)
26.88(D)
11.01(D)
14.64(D)
17.72(D)
31.85(D)
Lezz
29.57(D)
27.52(D)
9.08(D)
14.29(D)
18.64(D)
24.1(D)
scarrgo
31.68(D)
30.56(D)
13.64(D)
19.38(D)
22.59(D)
98.99(D)
Chris Porter
JC2
Jemma
Windtech
Ricey
Bunyip
AC1
Hooksey
Lunny
tailwind
Flatchat
Snickers
Kenny
Pacey
SRS73
AndreaMunich
Gloria
Reg
Topcat
Clue Thirst
The Shroom
fingers
Finback
Peanut
Average35.6233.5814.9519.0228.8397.55
Windxtasy (13853km):
4360 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU 4.9K, FO 28weedy, nonose

Good to have some decent wind! Pity about the super high tide + storm surge. Made for bumpy and challenging conditions. No flat water anywhere.

Disappointed not to get some better speeds but this was the first real session on Mark's board. By the time I had everything tuned and balanced I had run out of energy and decided to stop before I injured myself.

Nice to catch up with a whole bunch of Pinnaroos (and other buddies) and to finally meet Lester. It was like a party down there today.

Looking forward to seeing the numbers as they are posted tonight.



JJ (25827km):
4360 days ago
1 categories

Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU

Road trip with Lao, first to YoYo's which didn't look too promising as the wind was quite westerly.

Turns out that was the wrong deccision as Tom got a PB. Well done Tom Cool

On to Australind to be faced with pretty nuclear conditions - 25 to 35 knots, high tide and big chop.

Still great sailing though, love the long runs that are possible. Had one big off - quite suprised to come up un-scathed.

Was almost keeping up with Lao till he chucked the weight belt on late in the day and then he was off. Surprised

Crasher turned in a couple of huge runs too.

F2 Sx 81, Code Red 5M, Vector Delta Weed 25



Jonah (2414km):
4360 days ago

Point Walter, WA, AU

isonic 86 chris lockwood 28 (special) rss 6.2

arrived at point walter about 1615 when a pretty heavy squall came through, decided to gib and put on a 4.9 firefly, got 32 knots on that and then the wind died so came back and rigged the 6.2, the wind shifted around dusk and slowboat and i hovered around the top end of the bar waiting for a final gust but it was not to be.

My Gps said 34.something but have been downgraded!

Hope everyone else had a good session.

 



paddymac (10937km):
4360 days ago
1 categories

Melville Beach, WA, iS111+R6.2+Talon36, iS87+R6.2+32 Goldwing,25 Delta, RRD FSW 86 + KAOS4.7

Wow, great day! Plenty of wind. Fun sailing with scarrgo, Anita and heaps of others. Finally got to try the 87, pretty sweet but struggled to get good sppeds in the chop.

My first bear away on the 111 I caught some following chop with the rail and had an off that snapped my base tendon and broke the ropes = board separation. Thanks scarrgo for the replacement, really appreciated!

Best speeds were port tack along the bank. All my starboard bear aways gave no joy for the better angle. Had a go of scarrgos Mistral - way different to the iS, a lot more forgiving but harder to get planing. Best speed of the day with the wee Delta, good test in choppy conditions and it only let go occassionaly upwind.

Knackered after a while so pulled out the trusty FSW which was great fun without the clenching Tongue out



lao shi (41082km):
4360 days ago
6 categories

Glory Holes excursion.

Got there to find it looking like the swan river at its worst and Crasher recording 33knots on his windguage.

Rigged the 5m for the first time in a long time and it is still agreat sail!

Tried to sail right over to the other side to see if there was any flat but it was just super gusty.

Got a 32.7 in the middle in between sections of insane chop.

Had a few sessions of trying to run the front of a squall and managed a 34.19. Craher had a 36! Tide did start to drop and scored a bunch of 34s.

Had to fix a broken batten

Almost rigged the 6.3 as the wind dropped a bit but it kicked back in with a vengance. Put some weight in and immediately picked up a knot. Then a 35.8, a 36.5 and finally a 36.8 into a big spin out and relatively benign crash.

Really physically demanding with me puffing and panting at the end of each run.

Tried to go for the ton at the end but was really flagging. Long runs way up the Estuary with the back leg burning from holding the board through the chop.

Everybody had gone and decided not to push my luck too much. Derigged in glorious sunshine!Cool

Thanks to Elmo for the sacrifice and the Bendy one for the pass and Huey for the best bit of wind in a long while. That's better!Laughing

Lurch, 07 5m KA Koncept, KA/CL23

Well done Jonah on the Pbs!Cool



Pointman (25028km):
4359 days ago
2 categories

Short sesh at Melville.

Well-powered on the 90 XFire + 6.6 TR7 + 32 GW combo.

Some nuking squalls, and the board wanted to go quicker, but self-preservation prevailed and I bailed out of a few runs cos she was getting untidy in the mental chop.  Only one crash...fortunately I'd already unhooked cos she was bucking like a bronco, so apart from a big dent in the water no harm done Tongue out.

A great little sesh and nice to get lit up in the first good front of the season.  Good to see some Pinnaroo crew (Jeff + Sean) out enjoying the madness. Cool



Jeff (13393km):
4359 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU, slow day with the 5m but did enjoy it.

Maybe I should pay more attention to rigging it Laughing

Sonic 95 and green paddlepop

Nice to catch up with everyone.

 

See you didnt quite get the 100k there Scarrgo, I know the feeling (my pb is 99.75) - try using trackpoint instead of doppler



Lezz (4333km):
4358 days ago

Melville Beach, WA, AU

Great to meet so many Pinnaroos. If it wasn't soo choppy.... I tried 4 boards and the biggest 105l did best speed for me. More steady wind and flat water will come befoer I am gone to w :). cul



scarrgo (8964km):
4358 days ago
2 categories

Melville Beach, WA, AU

too tired to write up might make an attempt after dinner

6.2 reflex, 5.0 koncept, 57 mistral, 50 nonose, 34 custom pointer, 30 jp sl, 24 custom weedy

fastest combo= 5.0 koncept, 57 mistral, 24 custom weedy

EDIT: alright feeling better now, the sail yesterday made me feel heaps better..... while i was sailing felt even more sore when i got home and my arms still are a bit tender now, anyway i did plan to have the big day so woke up early and got everything prepared and ready for a good day, got down to melville at about 9 or 10 or so not actualy sure but when i got there decided to stick with the plan to rig both my 6.2 and 5.0 as it was looking more like 6.2 conditions at the time then came the difficult task of getting 2 wetsuits on, well worth it though was not cold one bit the whole day which i have no doubt helped me retain as much strength as i could through the whole session. went out on the 6.2 with the 90 litre and 34 custom carbon pointer, first time on this fin after my mods and first time back on the 6.2 after some major batten and cam mods in the bottom of the sail, so i was looking foreward to see how my hard work performed in some powered up conditions and i was not disapointed, sail was fantastic, rotation still not perfect but better than it was and the fin was great just the crap in the water was annoying me with the pointer a bit. wind was strong and i decided to try tone things down abit to preserve my self for later in the day, swapped fins out to the 30 pointer, alot less lift but still enough to go upwind ok but the junk i was catching was getting worse so i came in and swapped right down to the 5.0 and 24 weedy, i already knew the 5.0 and 30 pointer were a sweet combo but had no idea how awesome the 5.0 ,90 mistral sl and 24 weedy would be, crazy fast off the wind and really safe bouncing over the back of the melville break, but alas 90 litres is still a big board to sail upwind on in those conditions so it appears i may have found the limit of where the mistral is comfortable for me, so asked anita if i could borrow the speed board for the rest of the time, really quite uneventfull with the speed board, not so hairy upwind but slower downwind, tried the lead too hard and no extra speed, so just kept sailing untill we got one crazy last squal, i had lined it up nearly pefectly just sailing out from the cove when it hit i accelerated in relativly flat water under control but then i was hit with the full force and went over the front at 31 knots and managed to find the mast, very surprised nothing broke jeez these x3 masts are bullet proof anyway on that not that was the end of my session right there just sat on my board and floated in



Comments
paddymac


WA
Australia
4360 days ago

Congrats on the PBs Jonah!

JJ


WA
Australia
4360 days ago

Nice PB's Jonah - pity you can't get the speed gear out more often.

Bender


WA
Australia
4360 days ago

Nice speeds JJ. You looked very comfy out there todayCool

Bender


WA
Australia
4360 days ago

Impressive Loa ShiCool

Jonah


WA
Australia
4359 days ago
Pointy stole my beans! I see our fearless leader has a full quota again. Good work mark. Now I have the secret Lockwood fin you better watch out! Well done everyone!
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
4359 days ago

Once again the master shows how it is done.

Great sailing Mark!

Congratulations on the PB's Jonah.

I am used to being 5 knots slower than everyone else but 10 knots really hurts!

JJ


WA
Australia
4359 days ago

Thanks Ben - I like your local spot Cool

I think I need to learn how to tune my gear to try and get another couple of knots.

Snake


WA
Australia
4359 days ago
great numbers guys!
Pointman


WA
Australia
4359 days ago

Great speeds there Mark.

And nice PBs Jonah, sorry bout the beans Wink

Sausage


QLD
Australia
4359 days ago

Congrats on the PB's Jonah. 

PS - Jed says hi.

Slowboat


WA
Australia
4359 days ago

nice one guys, Its been a while since we've seen those speeds from you mark, you must be stoked. You smashed the locals (Northern Antarcticans). I couldnt be arsed driving that far for a short stint in moderately flat water. If the tide was the other way I would have been there for sure. Nice one Jonah, you were giving it curry in the squall- great to see. Glad you like the fin. Hope we get a few more this winter.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
4358 days ago

Good going to get a PB in that chop Lezzz!