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|Reg (1324km): |
Blustery at Liptons! A few talented, mature locals were out going fast, Hardie, Decrepid, Waricle. I left the water just as the wind picked up.....damn! My new/secondhand JP 54 slalom is a very nice board for a person of my stature and with the 5 metre Mach 3 race it went well for a first outing. Just needed a bit more wind.
|Flex (1870km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU Since the dodgy knee has been responding positively to abuse as the physio advised I thought I throw a longer than normal session in to see if could get further improvement. For sure Meville delivered its gusty, shifty, holey best. Rigged the 6.7 sail to start which was perfect in the gusts but no good in the holes so rigged the 7.8 which was totally over cooked in the gusts and pretty much the same in the holes so at around 70Km mark was going to call it a day as it was all too hard and I got cold. The wind was shifting from SE to SW and gusting from what felt like zero to completely cranking so was just hard work (which was what I had wanted I guess). Up to this point had the place to myself. Had a chill for a bit and watched another sailor rig whilst trying to warm up. Decided to put the wetsuit on, rig the smaller sail again and give it another crack. Good thing too as the wind became a bit more consistent. Around 3pm Ricey (nice to meet you) joined me for company and he had timed the wind well as it really kicked in nicely around then. Around 4pm I could see 150Km could be achieved by just hanging in there but the wind was really cranking now. At 148Km on the Apple watch odo I took a look at the main GPS and was gutted to see it was dead. I was starting to make a few errors and since nothing officially recording called it quits. Numbers posted are up to when main GPS died (flat bat). 120 Tabou Rocket, 33 Choco Weed, 6.7 RRD Move and 7.8 Severne M2 Overdrive
|Antman (8108km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU
Dawn patrol session in the safe pond with a dying wind and a afternoon sail at liptons with a building wind.7.0 NX 54 Patrick 20 ws at the pond..70NX 96 3xs 29 ws at liptons. Nice going Reg and Flex with the pbs.. Saw you at Liptons Reg, lkd like you were flying :)
|Pointman (17795km): |
Nice sesh at Peli in a gusty frontal Southerly.
WT64 + 7.0 TR9 + 34 CL SL2.
Set up was on the money, a bit underdone in the lulls, but comfy in the 25K+ gusts.
Really high water, so I didn't worry too much about speed, it was more fun having some drags with Whitey.
Stoked with the alpha, cos there was no flat out there and it's always challenging keeping up the speed through the gybe in chop. I had another one at 24.67K.
So overall a pretty good sesh!
|CrimsonFlash2 (6785km): |
Point Walter, WA
Quick sunset session off Bishops reserve opposite Point Walter. Missed the best of it as didn't get on the water until near 6 but was good to get wet regardless. Cruise Missile with 7.8 Loft RB & 34 pointer.
|Ricey (10121km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Could not get settled today with the gusts more variable than normal. Did not trouble Flex who looked very comfortable over a great distance.
125 then 105 rocket, 6.5 2XC, 22 the 20 delta.