One More Knot (WA, Australia) - 2019-01-23
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
BSN101
32.219(D)
30.508(D)
13.792(D)
16.181(D)
28.696(D)
51.265(D)
Old Salt
31.693(D)
29.546(D)
11.386(D)
16.892(D)
26.11(D)
46.158(D)
nebbian
Zuls
Adam
JR
Streetbob
NZL12
Jol
Laurent MRU
Conductor
The Deputy
Menace
CQuin
Quinny
Average31.9630.0312.5916.5427.4048.71
BSN101 (13532km):
1973 days ago
6 categories

SB Sonic 85 Tribal WS 25 NP Hellcat 5.7

Finished work and raced up to GH for a sesh on the flats... not really suprised that with huge wind and no weed it wasnt all that flat. Caught some up north crew who thought that GH was the place to be but when someone posted a 40x2sec in MH thats where they all wanted to be. Off they went!

Steve and I decided to get into it at the old faithfull launch spot because we knew that there was enough water, no obsticles and as the tide rose we could venture further up the where the flats may be. Ratz was the only one who braved the conditions claiming the have just done the scariest 32knt hes ever done. It was a bit much on 6.2 so he pulled the pin and got dry & warm.

Spweaking of dry and warm the rest of OMK, or those that were dead keen decided that hot cocoa inside was way "cooler". Empty promises and dreams of less wind (WTF) followed by beer, thats gotta churn & hurt.

Steve and I stuck at it having a right old time and yes the conditions were demanding but thats how we roll. pretty happy with the 32knt 2sec and the distance. The real STAR is the Alpha as we only did a couple as the chop & wind wasnt helping so at 16.181 on the 85litre board is a hoot!

To end the session i had a blast on Steves Isonis @54 wide and such a totally different feel to the sonic. I fell into the deck hollow and almost lost it. A rocket.

Other highlight was helping a kiter get his lines out of a tree, he was safely on the ground.

And as we left the Stretchyguy showed up and was so intense about getting to the better launch spot drove out of the carpark with his rear door open spilling boards masts booties and $100 bills, it was a free for all!!!! well only his door open but it could have been worse. 

I was a heavy wind and challenging conditions but a great wintery day out on the water this summer...

Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU



Old Salt (13724km):
1973 days ago
4 categories

Yep, What Dave said above.

An eventful day, saw some strange things today. Kitesurfers stuck in trees, Ratz claiming the scariest 32 knots he's ever done, Stroppo chasing 40 knot rainbows, Decrepit without a helmet on Surprised

I was happy with the results of the day, trying conditions with a fair level of chop. Staying in control was the key, which is always a hard one. Maybe one day I will become an advanced sailor and nail it.

Great to meet our visitors from United Speedsailors of America, Peter and Nina, sorry that we couldnt supply enough water at the start, but glad you got a sail at Fangy's in the end.

And I'm way richer now thanks to Stretchs Armoured Van spewing out the cash from the open boot Money mouth

Isonic 54.5, NCX 5.5, Tribal WS 23

Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU



Comments
fangy


WA
Australia
1973 days ago

Anything over 30 in chop is ballsy in my world Dave, so damn good mate. Glad you dodged all those Busso sharks to make to GH and pick up a few of Stretchy's $100. I have only ever seen the pineapple coloured ones that he uses to plug the door seals and wallpaper the inside of his trailer, so nice to know he has some really big notes as well. (I enjoyed the write up too.Laughing)

BSN101


WA
Australia
1973 days ago

Cheers Fangy. I wasnt ideal but a lot less driving than what some others did todsy. Looks like it was pretty good up there. You didnt sail? 

Stretch


WA
Australia
1973 days ago

No photo it didnt happen Wink   Nice going guys Cool

STROPPO


WA
Australia
1973 days ago
Nice going fellars great catching up with you guys maybe next time we sail together 😎😎
fangy


WA
Australia
1973 days ago

My elderly parents have been in the wars a bit and knocking themselves about to the point they need close to full time care atm. But I hope to try a sneak out in the next few days for a splash.

SluGger


WA
Australia
1973 days ago

Great going  geezers,  Cool