|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Ant (5703km): |
Yet another hard day at west kirby, the conditions was tricky being quite broad at times and choppy, very cold.. was finding it hard to keep focused after seeing Will's crash.. get well soon man!
Would have liked to have done better today but happy with my speeds. Â
|Ian Richards (18353km): |
WOW what a day, Â it never fails to amaze me how much fun this crazy sport is, as long as you are not stacking it big style like Will and Mike in recent sessions, no more please!!!!!
Â Â I was on a mission today after recent frustrating sessions and so pleased to have broken that tricky old 45average barrier, especially in these conditions. It could of been a 46av with just one more good run and we all kept trying but it only got slower.Â
Nice to meet and sail with Oisin, congrats with the Irish 10sec record and your PBs.
Will I'm glad you made a full recovery and hope your wife lets you out to play on the next one lol.
Tris going well on his new Evos
Till next time
|Will Trossell (2021km): |
It looked a very promising day but cold. The wind was unusually gusty and the angle changing frequently meaning you wouldnt quite know what water state to expect at the start of each run. For some reason I just didnt feel comfy on my set up - not enough downhaul?too much?outhaul?fin? board? or just me? who knows. After a few runs I hooked a big gust and it felt like I was having to force it to go fast. Just as I unhooked I think my board caught some chop and i stopped dead in the water, no bouncing - lucky to be unhooked but the force of stopping dead at 45-46kts felt massive. More than anything its probably a lesson of how fast things can go wrong when its cold. I quickly had hypothermia on top of concussion and bruising to arm/shoulder etc Luckily help was on hand - thanks to everybody who helped with the recuse especially Jim and Ant who collected me and my kit back to the car park, very much appreciated. The ambulance ride and the trauma unit at hospital were a first for me :-)
Good to finally meet Oisin - congrats on your PB and of course congrats to Ian as well who smashed it in very tricky conditions.
Mistral 41, EVo 6 5.0 and Gasoil Tribord 19 assy