|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|sboardcrazy (20730km): |
Patchy 3 - 24kts NNW- NW Wippi reserve Coal Point, NSW, AU
Sailed 11-1pm with rig change
7.5m turbo- Windtech64 ( 112ltres) - 32WT weedy
then 5.7m Gator - WT64 - 32
3-4-5mm + rashie , helmet - gloves , booties then later windjacket over the top and a neoprene hood. The latter combo kept me toasty even waterstarting..
Cold. Hardwork. Pretty patchy from trying to balance and cope with windshifts in 3kts to hanging on with the big sail in 20kt plus..
It started to get some 20kt plus patches and I was holding the big sail but it wasn't much fun and getting dicey so I rerigged the 5.7m. The 7m turbo would have been better.
The 5.7 was great in the strong stuff but that was only 10% of the time and the rest I just slogged. It was also harder to handle in the veering gusty wind.
Back out at the end with the big sail but it was mainly 3-12kts with the occasional 15-20kts. I was getting pretty cold so I called it quits.
Of course it came in really nicely and pretty consistent after I finished..
Andrew worked his way up and kept me company for a while. Not a bad place to launch in that direction. I'll keep it in mind for other days.
At it's best..
As I left
It was pretty good. The chop was only about 30cm max. It's a pity the wind wasn't more consistent when we were out.
|Andrew Haigh (34848km): |
Coal Point, NSW, AU. NW 0-20 kts
Stingray, Whisperer and 5.5m
The cold weather had me thinking twice about heading out. But it wasn't the cold that was the problem, the wind was patchy and super gusty.
Fun for a while, but you don't need long sessions on days like these. Just me and Sue.