One Eyed Cantabrians (Sth Is, New Zealand) - 2019-10-27
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Stephen
36.57(D)
34.182(D)
7.387(D)
11.633(D)
18.537(D)
21.144(D)
Mike Sinclair
Glen
Allan Taylor
Terry A
Scope
Dan
whererulucy
Ned Tamatea
Shane Blake
Dinks
Sean Patterson
Ben Collins
Terry Beentjes
Fred de Haas
g
Veeman
Steven Mc
Taylor
Dave
nzakka
Holly
Finn
Derek R
MrFish
Dan M
Ben
Pete
Tom O'Neill
Miranda
John Ross
Fenella Bowater
Allan Taylor
Vee
Windsurfing Nelson
The Shop Grom
Aaron White
SeanP
Olivia
Average
Stephen (4676km):
1627 days ago
5 categories

 A PB for me, super happy. Below are some notes mainly for my use, but might help anyone trying this spot. Nelson Haven, New Zealand. 

Wind was solid! a good 30 - 40knots NNW. It was hard to rig up, it was hard sailing and being able to hold down the power from the sail, it was hard packing up!

It was all about speed today but I was concerned about the 0.7m low tide. I hugged the main bank to avoid hitting various submerged sandbanks near by.This worked well, speed run on Port and stopped before running a ground at the eastern end. Then pinched up wind on Starboard where I would stop and jump off (depth often over head) but would then drift down wind a few meters until I could stand on the middle sand bank.  This had the benefit of lanching on a reach and not strait in to a broad reach as it would have been the case if I started on the main bank. 

Found sailing 0.7m tide really good as there was little chop, there was certainly more chop once the tide started coming in and tide level was approx 1.2m. The course was tight and I was getting pulled onto my toes when the big gusts came through, but after a few runs I tried to bear off into a slingshot when they hit and this worked well, they were very short slingshot runs as the channel is so narrow. I was getting faster and faster but evetually my body gave in and I had to drift back downwind to the launch site as had nothing left in the tank to sail back.  What a great day! 

Ka Koncept 5.4, Isonic W49, C3 Venom 24. GW52.

Boom 170cm, sail just not quite touching the boom. Boom height approx 1cm below middle setting. 30cm harness lines 3.5marks and 7 marks. Waist Harness. Downhaul 4cm extention setting and just over a large finger gap between sail pulley and extention, then added more so there was only a 'little' finger gap.Mast base towards back so plate was just covering the mast track entrance. 

NOTE TO SELF (edited 31 Oct) - downhaul used for this PB was based on prevous PB in light winds. I should try extention on 6 next time when it is so windy. 

 

 



Comments
Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
1630 days ago
Impressive 2s and 5x congrats
Stephen


Sth Is
New Zealand
1628 days ago

Thanks Maree -  it was loads of fun Laughing

 

Mike Sinclair


Sth Is
New Zealand
1627 days ago

Nice session Stephen. You're getting more action than anybody down here in Canterbury.