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|Flex (2407km): |
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): |
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): |
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): |
Majestic Point, WA, AU
Quick fang at Foilville in the late arvo.
M137 / WT64 + 7.8 M3.
My 137 sounds like a wobble board
Big delam. I blame Snides. He put the mockers on it when he said how old she was today
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.
|SRS73 (9664km): |
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): |
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.