|waricle (10442km): |
Albany, WA, AU CA62 Mistral speed 95 Koncept 5.4 Fangy 21s . Very high water with storm surge. I started off in 6.2 then I rigged 5.4 for the squall that didn't last but the wind did pick up during the day and the sun even made a brief apperance.
Couldnt get my ducks in a row today, undercooked on 5.4 and feeling it a bit physically. Hope I've got enough left in the tank for tomorrow and thursday. I still have time to redeem myself.
A good crowd putting in some really good numbers considering the choppy (for here) conditions.
This morning there were only visitors. Ant, Stretch, Stroppo, Woody and I, Evets put in an early apperance but didn't sail. Morts, Shane, Cliff, Ron and Tony also sailed in the afternoon. I did a lot of standing around talking and a little bit of sailing.
Some picks to come
|Stretch (23084km): |
Albany, WA, AU. FF113/SCR7, then FF89/SCR6.3. Evets called a 7am, so since I was going to be there early, I thought I'd have a crack at 300km - Fail! Rigged the big gear first up, first run out was good, then the wind disappeared and I spent the next 2hrs planing 50% of the time. Could have given up, but I thought if I can get 100km by noon, I might still have a chance. Wind did pick up a bit before 10, now I could get the Kms ticking over. I immediately hit (another!) submerged object, crashed and put a split in my sail. Patched that up and out again, somehow still managed 100k by noon, so decided to crack on. During the arvo I slowly started to fall behind my distance "schedule" and was doubting I would make it, but only out of stubbornness I decided to press on. Then my watch went flat with about 45km to go, so I started counting laps. I completed what I thought I needed, then did a few more laps for good measure, so disappointed I fell short by quite a margin. Just wasn't to be today, IF I ever have another crack I'll be more selective with the conditions. Totally shattered now, but gee this beer tastes great!
Great roundup of keen windsurfers today. Always good to be out, even if preoccupied by a silly idea!
|Shane121 (6021km): |
Albany, WA, AU Harding rd
jp60, hsm gps 6.6, jp 25 weedy