SA Speed Demons (SA, Australia) - 2012-12-19
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Choco
34.79(D)
33.09(D)
8.7(D)
21.25(D)
23.65(D)
27.41(D)
hoppybogan
30.38(D)
27.77(D)
6.61(D)
8.77(D)
21.66(D)
12.72(D)
X
31.74(T)
29.83(T)
9.33(T)
18.24(T)
22.7(T)
22(T)
Chris Reiffel
Norman Clarke
Joe
Dave M
Dr Duck
Dazz
Kym Manning
Ricky Hamood
Kaz
Dee
Warren Mudge
PK
Hayden M
danny
Pineapple
Stan
Average33.2731.469.0219.7523.1824.71
Choco (14530km):
4203 days ago

Fun sail/swim

with Hamma, very hot northerlies gusty and swinging everywhere not big enough to get into top gear but water was nice and flat in places, ExOCET RS2 32cm  TR8  5.9m   Lake Bonney 41deg C

new sails should be here next couple of days cant wait to jump onto something bigger.



hoppybogan (25866km):
4202 days ago

Stansbury, SA, AU westerly 0-25knots

F2 sxs 90, 5.4 raf, LE 30 weedy.

No wind on the trip away so thought to try out the sxs for the first time. Rigged the 6.2 raf first up but was too much so changed down to 5.4 raf. Had to drop the boom down a bit cause shee's a lively beast and was wanting to fly. Must use the kA 5 koncept next time to hold her down. With the wind constantly dropping to nothing spent a lot of time in the water waiting to water start and learning to foot steer it off the wind to get going. Had trouble getting that back foot in the strap and practice is needed. Once going though it was comfortable and fast and i like it. Get a nice southerly blowing and she'l be a Woo-hoo time for sure. Was only a short session and was worn out.

 

Met Jaques at the beach at Queenscliff a couple of days ago and bought his F2 missile and sxs 90. Would have sailed with him but the wind gods let us down.

Also caught up with Jimbob at Millicent and had a few beers and a chat. was good.

Checked out Lake George and no wind  so didn't sail but had a good look around. The water at Beachport is so aqua blue and a great place to stay.

Checked out boggy lake too but no wind either. Went through Strath on the way home but was too late to catch up with Gareth .

 

 



X (4599km):
4202 days ago

A rough gusty sail at Boggy. Had my first catapult from a carp strike Yell, up by the reeds as I picked up speed bearing away in the flat water.  Luckily no breakages Surprised just a bruised arm were I impacted the boom seems the billows boom can take an impact from a fat bastard!.  Coming back from the top was a bit crazy over the chop I need to grow bigger balls I was chickening out in the bigger gusts.

 

Boggy lake SW 15-25 knots

 

Hot Sails Maui GP2 7.3, Patriks freeride 145, Black Projects Freeride 38

 



Comments
Jimbob


VIC
Australia
4201 days ago

Choco hell mate 41 was raining and low 20's down here.

congrats on a pb sws.

Jeff good to see you get her wet, was good to catch up and have a beer pitty the wind wasn't here for you.

I find you need to be off the wind a bit to get into the back strap easier, maybe my strap mod until you get used to it.

a lower boom height will help settle it down and I find mast track position is critical as well.

as we talked about the raf and wave sails have a lot of lift instead of forward drive the new short wide boards with the mast track further back need.I would never think of using a raf with the sxs or missile just dangerous. would use my 5 Koncept even if overpowerd to the max than even think of using my 4.2 or 3.5 wave sails on the speed boards.   weed fins also help hold the board down and have some more control.

 

Tricky Bogan


SA
Australia
4201 days ago

SWS nice PB soooo close to topping 30 great speed on big sail

X


NSW
Australia
4201 days ago

Thanks Tricky

My 6.5 SpeedFreak will be here in JanuarySmile.......mind you the sail was fine the GP2 is a very comfortable sail to sail with the problem was the chop and my fear.......flat water speed no problem speed over chop and I chicken out.

hoppybogan


SA
Australia
4200 days ago

Yes SWS, grats on the PB.

Looks like we're not going to get any wind now  before christmas so merry christmas to Speed Demons and GPS team sailers and a happy new year.Wink

X


NSW
Australia
4200 days ago

 

Still brused from my incounter with my boom Frown.

Thanks Jeff........next week is looking good for wind ....hope to have as many sessions as possible.Smile

evets


WA
Australia
4200 days ago

Ouch SWS> wildlife can be a real problem.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
4200 days ago

That is some bruise.

Tricky Bogan


SA
Australia
4200 days ago

SWS   AHHH No Pain No Gain !Undecided not sure if that is taking it far enought Wink

Firiebob


WA
Australia
4199 days ago

Yeow SWS Yell

PJ


SA
Australia
4199 days ago

Grats and ouch Foot in mouth