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Arlington Reef FNQ (southern arm) Wind 18-23 SSE Seas Horrible Xfire 105 Sting 38 RSS mk 4 7.0
Set off with Vando at 845 for a quick NM session .Crossing going over wasnt too bad 6klms down of down wind blasting through messy seas ...
Wind was very patchy for the 1st run but improved for 2nd & 3rd runs .A couple of holes in the middle ruined the score but awesome fun with some 35 knot peaks during the gusts .
Headed off home at ~945 sans Vando -1/2 later arrived back at GI sans Vando MMMmmm-he's such a competitive B I figured he must have kept sailing until he started clipping the reef with the fin .
After another hr he limped into port sporting a "not happy"face ,a busted base plate pin & a 94 l board with a 3cm deep gouge in the deck -not good .The fact the he had a 47knot peak speed on his GPS unit didnt even register a smile ...!!!
The complete GI experience !!!Total carnage over the past 3 days 1 RRD x fire 90 1 sonic 94 1 RSR 5.8 1 NSX 6.6 1 sting 30 1 slingshot 23 1 sting 34 .Challenging/rewarding/unforgiving but overall amazing place to sail .Thanks for coming to share your speed sailing brilliance with us Vando !!!