|Stephen Squirrell (29814km): |
Interesting day !!! Our son came back from uni for the weekend so went to be late,3 hours sleep drive to Southend,arrive at 6 in the rain :( Sail choice is always a nightmare at the Ray as it's such a long way to come back to change !!! So that was my first mistake rigging the 5.8 which was abit under most of the morning then when it was windy enough it was too rough for me on the fastest west course and I was knackered as I was finding hard going getting upwind :( Managed only 35 kts so slow compared the the more experience sailers but actually managed my second best average :) As my technique lets me down the ssw wind was not broadÂ or windy enough for me today but it was fun sailing fast down the west course and round the corner on the super flat east course.
It was great to be out with Dave White,Steve Thorpe and Ian Richards and thanks for all the rigging/techique tips I received and can't wait to try them on the next windy day.
So apart from the long long walk rigging 5.8 instead of 6.4 and wearing a full wetsuit instead of a shortie a good day was had by all :)
Well done to those with PB's especially Lance who is now a member of the 40 kt club !!!!
|Tris Haskins (882km): |
Nearly a perfect day... just too square. Had one wind shift that gave me a good angle... other than that, all runs around 35-33 knots... another day !!!
2005 Manta 49 ( Thorpey cast off )
5.2 Tushingham X15 (2007)
Select Caspar 23cm
Hunstanton bank - got horrid dog leg in it now.... nowhere near as straight as it used to be :-(
|Lance Newbery (133km): |
A great day, warm weather and wind. Finally managed to get 40 up on the dial if only as peak speeds but still progress nonetheless with some new PB's. Getting used to the board and sail and feeling more comfortable. By the time the wind really started going though I was exhausted and then trashed my new race sail so time to stop.
Good to see lots of people out, let's hope it's not six months before the next go!
|Mike G (11070km): |
Best speed session this year. A 38 knot peak speed, new PB for the nautical mile (32 knots) and I very nearly scored a 24 knot alpha... just outside the 50m. At least a few of the guys saw the gybe... around them as I recall, lol.
Spot / Conditions: Southend-on-Sea (England), 20 knots gusting 25 knots
Kit: JP Speed 45, 5.4m NP RS:Slalom MK II, Choco Mach 1 22
Tech Details: Navi GT-31 V1.3 (B1123t), GPSResults v6.90, Doppler, Cubic Spline.