Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2021-03-02
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
waricle
32.725(D)
30.771(D)
9.612(D)
15.546(D)
30.816(D)
34.966(D)
Stretch
37.221(D)
35.388(D)
23.908(D)
24.237(D)
34.064(D)
289.309 [PB](D)
Shane121
35.928(D)
33.556(D)
14.161(D)
19.639(D)
33.237(D)
28.122(D)
Hardie
Decrepit
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
ratz
fangy
otts
Oaf
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
WazzaYotty
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
remery
Auz
Greggo
Frank
Rayman
Rocky
Hammer
Lombok
The Scud
Stingray
Average36.5734.4719.0321.9433.65162.14
waricle (10442km):
272 days ago
1 categories

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.Smile

 

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):
272 days ago
6 categories

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!Cool

Great roundup of keen windsurfers today. Always good to be out, even if preoccupied by a silly idea!Laughing

 



Shane121 (6021km):
268 days ago
4 categories

Albany, WA, AU Harding rd 

jp60, hsm gps 6.6, jp 25 weedy



Comments
Kenny


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Congrats stretch.  Huge distance.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
272 days ago

That is a very big day on the water Stretch. Congratulations on a superb PB. Sorry you missed your goal. Sometimes the stars all align, sometimes they don't. Fantastc result anyway.

Woody-Mark


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Great effort and pb Rob. You were relentless in very difficult conditions today. Cheers and well earned Laughing

Hardie


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Rob is there any category you're not brilliant atSurprised

Boz


WA
Australia
272 days ago
Top effort stretchy whisker away from 300, your home turf would be easier for distance 7-8k runs😁
Jonski


WA
Australia
272 days ago
Congratulations Stretch thatís quite some distance
waricle


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Amazing distance Rob, congratulations.

Antman


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Was watching ya from the silos having my coffee,8 hrs later you was still going,amazing stamina. Well done Rob

Windsup


WA
Australia
272 days ago
Massive distance Rob, well done 👍🏻
fangy


WA
Australia
272 days ago
^ what they all said. Bloody hell Rob thatís a big sesh. Excellent way to pick up a Distance jelly bean Waricle :-)
Flatchat


WA
Australia
272 days ago
Geez Stretch. Get back out there. Thereís still time😎 Well done.
waricle


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Won't have it for long, the others haven't posted yet Ross

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
272 days ago

anyone would think they had a long drive home or something

Peter


USA
United States of America
272 days ago

Nice distance, Stretch! Getting the wind, hidden obstacles, and everything else to cooperate is at least as tricky as hanging on for 10+ hours. We had one distance try pretty similar to yours a few years ago - I first put a big hole in the sail, and then lost a fin 4 km away from the shore, which required a 2 hour walk back. I took that as a hint to stop. Nina kept going but also did not reach her goal of reclaiming the #1 spot in the women's distance ranking because the wind died. Next time!

evets


WA
Australia
272 days ago
Well done on the pb in far less than ideal conditions Rob. Before you launched we talked about there being so many things that need to go well for distance. We forgot to include batteries lasting. And as you launched you had two planing runs then the wind died☹️. Next time maybe🙂.
AndySails


VIC
Australia
272 days ago
Nice distance Stretch!
Dezza


NSW
Australia
272 days ago
Great distance Stretch! Did you use a motion? Had similar last week, itís data shows less kms than my unofficial device recorded, gw60 battery died at 200, Julien is looking at the file, will let you know if he finds anything
Stretch


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Thanks everyone Smile   Very interesting Dezza. I used a Mini Motion. No problem with battery life there, but my Apple Watch went flat (I forget to bring my charger). Watch went flat at about 255km, which is why I'm surprised I was out by so much with the remaining distance. 

Firiebob


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Long One go far SurprisedCool

Decrepit


WA
Australia
272 days ago

Well done Rob! I can identify with that silly idea obsession, it kind of grabs you and won't let go. But I have found that floating around in non planning conditions, can be counter productive, it just wears you out, for no good result then you don't have enough energy when the wind comes in.

Basil


WA
Australia
271 days ago

wow!

STROPPO


WA
Australia
271 days ago
Brilliant effort Rob Welldone 😎😎
waricle


WA
Australia
271 days ago

Pics as promised

Elmo


WA
Australia
271 days ago

Great distance Rob, congrats

Reg


WA
Australia
271 days ago

Fantastic endurance Stretch both physical and mental.  Being fast is a gift of God and only takes a few moments to prove ones speed but being good at distance is about grit, determination, being fit and being prepared.....and then hours of "doing".  Very, very, well done.

waricle


WA
Australia
271 days ago

More pics

Stretch


WA
Australia
271 days ago

Nice piccies PeteCool

sms09


WA
Australia
271 days ago

Big Ks  Rob well done Cool

PJ Bogan


SA
Australia
271 days ago

Great distance StretchCool