Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2021-06-09
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Flex
26.273(D)
24.086(D)
12.102(D)
17.426(D)
20.853(D)
48.941(D)
Reg
29.002(D)
27.405(D)
8.061(D)
18.779(D)
19.149(D)
14.928(D)
Woody-Mark
34.873(D)
32.355(D)
14.515(D)
21.887(D)
28.294(D)
60.571(D)
Pointman
27.632(D)
26.046(D)
9.11(D)
14.637(D)
23.585(D)
16.881(D)
SRS73
35.03(D)
33.204(D)
18.322(D)
21.997(D)
30.384(D)
74.842(D)
Antman
34.254(D)
32.927(D)
18.39(D)
22.446(D)
29.417(D)
77.04(D)
Mineral
lao shi
Chris Porter
Jeff
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
JC2
Windxtasy
Jemma
Birdman
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
JJ
Ricey
WINGMAN
Bunyip
Sam
AC1
Hooksey
Lunny
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Flatchat
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Boz
Windmill
Pacey
Jase
CrimsonFlash2
AndreaMunich
Italy
kai
Gloria Jackson
Average34.9533.0718.3622.2229.9075.94
Flex (2407km):
11 days ago
1 categories

Point Grey, WA, AU  Got started early as planned to make the most of the wind.  Since the tide was dropping through the day rigged the small board and 6.7 for all day clearance.  Went out and didn't remotely look like getting going so came in and rigged 7.8 and the big board.  Wasn't that well powered but figured going bigger would be madness as all forecasts 22knots.  Wind picked up a little and slowly made my way upwind toward Austin Bay.  Got about 1/2 way and wind died almost completely..decided to head back and either stay close to van or rig bigger.  Just about got back when wind kicked in a little and this time just did laps close to shore with one explore to Point Grey.  Fairly choppy so not likely to bag speeds so started trying NM.  All this time it had been raining with ice cold rain.   Found some way points to judge distance and started on them when wind became inconsistent and kept coming off the plane.  Then wind died again to nearly nothing and chugged around a bit but by this time I was getting very cold.  Came in and just rigging down when Antman and Woody turned up.   It was all over for me so got out of there quickly to warm up and went straight to wetsuit shop as instructed by Antman.

Shop assistant convinced me I needed a chest zip wetsuit so tried for 20 mins to get into one of those...got one arm half in and gave up so tried the next size up.  Finally got into this after 20mins...do you think I could get out of it?  No chance...eventually asked a passing punter to help me out and even with assistance took a good 5 mins to get one arm out.  Settled for a back zip one that was quick and easy to put on and remove at the expense of pure warmth.

Got home to be greeted by a text from Reg saying Meville was 24knots and dead flat so headed down.  Oil light came on so needed to stop and chuck some more in.  Got there to find Slowboat, Reg plus one unknown hard at it.  Got out and everyone came in so seems I missed the best of the wind.   Was better than Boombas and I was snuggly warm now...got carried away and managed to hit the sandbar at speed but saw it coming and managed to eject in time.  Kept going till wind died.   120 Tabou Rocket, 7.8 Severne Overdrive M2, FF28



Reg (1419km):
11 days ago

Well, I tried! Broken foot and all.  But I was competing with Chris Lockwood and Flex!  iSonic 90, Mach3-5 metre, 34cm Maui fin and a very, very thick wet suit.  Apart from the cold I enjoyed the N to NNW wind.  The water was nice and flat in the Cove and to the south of the Attadale sandbank.



Woody-Mark (8050km):
11 days ago
2 categories

Point Grey, WA, AU

Arrived late morning with Ant to see Steve de-rigging with stage 1 hypothermia who then promptly left to buy a steamer. On and off for a while waiting for the blow which only came in 18-25 for an hour or so once Scott arrived. Had some fun runs in the unusual choppy Boombas and tried to work up to Austin Bay but the wind was too NE. A decent blow arrive mid avo which gave us the last opportunity to get into Austin Bay. Did a few quick runs and left Scott and Ant to it. A much needed and fun session. Manta 61 Evo12 6.6 wp29



Pointman (17877km):
11 days ago

Majestic Point, WA, AU

Quick fang at Foilville in the late arvo.

M137 / WT64 + 7.8 M3.

My 137 sounds like a wobble board Cry

Big delam.  I blame Snides.  He put the mockers on it when he said how old she was today Wink

So I switched to the 64 for a couple of twilight fangs, nicely powered, across to Peli and back.

Nice to get powered up on the slapper again. Cool



SRS73 (9664km):
11 days ago
3 categories

Point Grey, WA, AU

Fun session with Ant and Mark at Boombas and Austin Bay - thanks guys for showing me around and for the fin-saving advice. Mostly underpowered but a late blow made up for it and had some good runs in Austin Bay. 

AV 62, S2 Venom 6.3, 27 WSP



Antman (8371km):
11 days ago
5 categories

Point Grey, WA, AU

First time sail at Bombas and can see the potential. Rocked up late morning with Woody to find Flex derigged and freezing his blks off :o he promptly departed on his way for a new steamer.Was expecting some big winds and was dissapointed with what we faced,gusty 15-18 knots and frustrating trying to plane.Things started to look up when Scott arrived and the wind filling in with a few 25 knot gusts.Glad i never pulled the pin early in the light stuff as wld have missed out on experiencing Autin bay.Thanks Woody for showing us the way. 6.2 NX,98Falcon 25-29 ws.



Comments
Reg


WA
Australia
11 days ago

Well done Flex.  How do you pack so much in one day!  That Chris Lockwood really pisses me off.  I thought I was going bloody fast and he came past me waving!

STROPPO


WA
Australia
11 days ago
Nice one fellars great to see that you had a sail there Scott when itís on its on just keep turning up on the good forecast and sooner or later you will get a great sesh a good breeze and the right water level and there will be some amazing stretches of water 😎
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
11 days ago

Nice work, team!

Some good numbers there. Good to see the numbers boosted across all categories. Looking forward to Ant's post.

Flex, what wetsuit did you start with?

Reg, I would have thought a broken foot was a good excuse to stay warm... N - NNW? - seabreeze said NE all day

Boz


WA
Australia
11 days ago
Well done guys, nice NM Scott.
Flex


WA
Australia
11 days ago

my wetsuit is/was shorty 2mm....works fine for me if I keep moving but today was so intermittant with constant freezing rain and I was idle too long so it was all over.  Lose the rain and/or have consistent workout I would have been fine.   Looks like the location was good, just came too early (story of my life)..ready for next time at least.    As for Reg's wind direction no clue, must just be artifact of some good drugs for that broken foot.... was NE when I was there and getting more easterly as time went on.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
11 days ago

Great session, Ant! 

As a team we have some very respectable numbers early in the month

Slowboat


WA
Australia
11 days ago

good effort- reg should be used to the cold though. 2mm sounds pretty thin for today flex. I had a 3mm (chopped off the arms cos they fell to bits- must be my muscles were too big for it... or shredded by wind resistance or something...) Were there any snotburgs waaaay down south?

SRS73


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Chris, I did run into some weed just after crossing into Austin Bay but it looked fairly clear otherwise. Lots of unknown dark patches around ... tide was dropping but not sure of the depth.

Reg


WA
Australia
10 days ago

Scott, good to produce a confident NM at a new venue...well done.