Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2021-05-03
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Lunny
25.952(D)
24.782(D)
14.076(D)
20.09(D)
21.11(D)
40.578(D)
Antman
39.433 [PB](D)
37.525 [PB](D)
23.179(D)
25.32(D)
26.589(D)
73.973(D)
Flex
23.804(D)
21.281(D)
5.083(D)
16.614(D)
15.259(D)
9.424(D)
Reg
0(T)
0(T)
0(T)
0(T)
0(T)
0(T)
Pointman
Mineral
lao shi
Chris Porter
Jeff
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
JC2
Windxtasy
Jemma
Birdman
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
JJ
Ricey
WINGMAN
Bunyip
Sam
AC1
Hooksey
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Flatchat
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Boz
Windmill
Pacey
Jase
Woody-Mark
CrimsonFlash2
SRS73
AndreaMunich
Italy
kai
Gloria Jackson
Average32.6931.1518.6322.7123.8557.28
Lunny (41807km):
10 days ago
3 categories

Windfoil, Foilville WA

A very gusty breeze from nothing to stupid with cruise in between.

Good to catch up with a few familiar faces

JPHF135, np80cm/c90/ph250



Antman (8162km):
10 days ago
6 categories

Albany, WA, AU

Took a 50/50 punt and drove down to Albany yesterday arvo,nearly never went but Woody fired me up.Checked the beacon at 430 am and saw a 41 knot gust that got me out of bed and rigging in the dark.Launched as soon as i clould see as i was worried that the wind would drop out.The tide was good and i was fully stacked on the 6.2NX,53 Patrick,18 ws.Was to lit to fight going to far upwind so kept to the inside.Some nice flat sections but as the tide rose and the wind spun more north the water state chopped up so called it quits by 9 just as Albany Ron was launching.



Flex (1947km):
10 days ago

Wilson, WA, AU  (Salterpoint) Was watching the wind and looked a bit brutal in the am but around noon seemed to be settling down so decided to have a cack at Anita's spot at Salter point.  Wind looked quite nice and rigged the 6.7, first run out was perfect and looking to be very nice.  A wind shadow about 1/2 way across meant gybing well before the convict fence.  The the wind all but died and I struggled back.  Decided to derig and go bigger as the wind seemed to have lost steam.  Started to rig 7.8 when the wind died further and arrows at Melville turned yellow so went big guns again with 8.6.  Of course as soon as rigged a huge gust came through but then died again to nothing.  By this time I was boiling in the wetsuit so just went out to see what would happen.  I was so dam hot I was wishing for an off which was soon granted.

Wind was all over the place, nice, then lots of holes (on/off every 50m), then really gusty, then almost nothing and barely moving with the 8.6, wind seemed to come from the east then south east, sometimes wind shadow, sometimes not.  Thus had a few offs and can confirm water depth is about 1.8 meters with about 30cm of goo at the bottom.  Had no trouble water starting the 8.6 which I haven't managed with the 7.8.   The big sail was brutal in the gusts but not enough to plane in the lulls.  The only way to win today would have been to stick with one sail size and keep at it for a few hrs and deal with the stuff in the middle.  

The whole time out a pair of young Aboriginal kids watched me.  On coming in you could see they were transfixed.  They were so polite and curious I didn't have the heart to ask why they weren't in school.

Whilst it wasn't a great day I noticed there were a LOT of markers around that could be used for Alpha references..don't think any records will be set here but certainly sailable in an easterly and not too choppy.

The other thing of note was the Curtin Uni rowing club was getting rid of two of their boats.  One beautiful handmade wooden one had been cut up into 2m-3m lengths.  The fibre glass one didn't seem so special but there was 3 or 4 really nice wooden sections including wooden seats and foot holders that look perfect and if resanded would come up well if one wanted something like this to repurpose.  

On coming home and driving over Mt Henry Bridge , I noticed that the area just east of Mt. Henry bridge looked way better than Salter point as far as consistent wind patterns in the water across the run (seen at least 3 times now since Anita mention Salter point).   Lots of nice launch points on the south side and super close to home for me so if easterlies prevail might be worth checking out...but not on weekends as is water ski area.

120 Tabou rocket, 6.7  RRD Move then 8.6 Severne Turbo M4 with a 33 TWS



Reg (1388km):
8 days ago

Salter Point, Wilson, WA, AU.  My GW60 was flat today so I have posted using my Garmin (hence the "T") just to give some indication of how Salter Point was as a likely spot.



Comments
Reg


WA
Australia
10 days ago

I thought I'd have a go at Salter point (opposite Shelley Beach).  Typical easterly wind.  Not a bad spot.  Do we call this place Anita's??

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
10 days ago

I was bang on about the Easterly picking up at 9

Hardie


WA
Australia
10 days ago

WooHoo Ant top shelfCool

Woody-Mark


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Excellent Ant! Stoked you made the most of the opportunity and got rewarded for it. Never underestimate Lilacs. Nice jump up on the 5*10 too and edging closer to the 40+

dr cam


QLD
Australia
10 days ago

Nice Ant Smile

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
10 days ago

A huge effort Ant, on a very dodgy forecast, which unusually, delivered in spades. Congratulations on two very big and well deserved PBs, and a top 5 hr and alpha also.

Did Woody go too?

Good to see us on the board for May with some decent numbers

 

Flex


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Go Antman!

waricle


WA
Australia
10 days ago
The early ant catches the worm........good on you mate!
remery


WA
Australia
10 days ago

The Saharan silver ant (Cataglyphis bombycina) is the fastest ant in the world at 855 millimeters per second.

The windsurfing Ant is faster.

Reg


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Anita, you were....I think you should apply for a senior management position at BOM.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Nice one, Remery, and as an entomologist you would know.

Lunny


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Well done Ant!

Flatchat


WA
Australia
10 days ago
Top stuff Ant. Oh so close😎.
Reg


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Antman, a very rewarding trip to sunny Albany, well done that man on your PB's, they are hard to get after a while.  Flex, I leftthe Canning River at 1pm and didn't see you.  I quite enjoyed the other side of the river.

Flex


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Reg, According to my GPS I turned it on at 1:03 so I was rigging whilst you rigging down at different spots.   I would say my spot is better as has toilets and closer to the water.    I see you drove some of your tracks with unapproved device so take a picture of your Jelly beans as they are short lived me thinks.    Still Antman stole the show, he was saying he was going to Albany for today with a sort of crazy glint in his eye when we were at Chook pond and true to his word he did and delivered.  I'm starting to look at ants differently now.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Ant did have a glint in his eye didn't he? When I saw the strong wind was going to be in the middle of the night I discounted it, not expecting people to rig before first light to catch the best of the wind and lower tide. 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Reg, Flex is correct. I must ask you to move your numbers to the comments section and place Zeros in the score section.

People, keep your GPS charged!

Cannonball


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Fantastic Ant!

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Antastic?

JJ


WA
Australia
9 days ago

Ant - will you just get that 40 already so you can come foiling with us Wink

SRS73


WA
Australia
9 days ago

Nice going Ant. The spot for your 2 sec wouldn't have been the flattest section at Lilacs so it must of been hectic! 

Stretch


WA
Australia
9 days ago

Terrific PBs Ant, not long now Cool. Very impressive commitment too, Albany at dawn was not very inviting!

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
9 days ago
Congrats Ant
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
9 days ago

Terrific Pbs Ant! Enjoyed the writeup Flex. Sounds like you had some east coast winter wind conditions..YellUndecided

Boz


WA
Australia
8 days ago
Congrats Antman, paid off for the early morning start😁