|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|Decrepit (51334km): |
We weren't real satisfied with yesterday's hour so went for another one today.
Totally different scenario to yesterday, started a bit late. Sammy said, "rig the same as yesterday, you're man enough to handle it".
But when I measure 25kts I knew he was wrong, it had picked up 5kts in the last 1/2hr.
So I riiged the 5.0, and plugged into the 48cm board, used the same 24 fin as yesterday, thought I'd need it in the chop.
Had a run across the lake and back, new right away, I couldn't do an hour like that, every gust was blowing me downwind, it was a continuous fight just to get back where I started from.
Applied a lot more downhaul and outhaul, went for another run and couldn't get going! And I was all over the place, @#%$#@ fin had picked up weed, it's 45deg, shouldn't do that! the run back felt much better, still very close to the edge, but I did have some semblance of control.
Went for a downwinder half way across the lake, to behind the islands. This is my max speed and NM, next time I'll start further upwind only half the run is downwind.
Started running between the islands and after 10min was in serious doubt about making the hr, right on the edge in the gusts, still getting blown downwind, but not as bad as before.
It was the longest hr I've ever sailed, couldn't wait to finish, so I started back up wind 2 tacks before I should have, the hour finished half way through the last tack back to base.
It was worth it though, beats my previous hrs by .3kt, it's a good match with yesterday's alpha.
Sammy was flying on his 5.8, and I've been told I'm not allowed to beat him, so lets hope he has a 25+
|Sammy the snail (27443km): |
LG - SE 22-26 knt
Absolute great session, great to catch up again with some of the naughty Demons , party is on ah ah ah
Great fun out there, still learning how to sail without doing the same mistakes..
Fantastic backup from my mate Mike again, after yesterday disapointment, we decided to try again today.. Thanks Mike, great job and fantastic PB yeeaaarggg , we done it again
Join Dan for the hour, a bit too late, was over board after 30 mins.. dropped a jibe at 45 mins!! Jamie came and tease me and was keeping up on 5m, yes I could have done smaller! But at the end I wanted 26 and I got it
Speed got done in the "Sammy's gap" how Jamie call it, which is between the islands
For the NM, looked my last time data and done the same, just harder
This place rocks, light or high wind, just greeeeat, pleasure is everywhere
Tomorrow should be another average session, dont have much hands left with all that sailing!!
Misty55, RSR5.8, MXR24 - Misty47, RSR5.0, MXR20