|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Shifu (27796km): |
Lyttelton Harbour, NZ
Good solid windy day on the harbour, choppy and pretty over powered at the end. Had hoped for a bit better alpha time as some gybes turned out great but sadly it didn't happen.
Great to be out on the old Mistral Flow again. I don't think I've sailed it since early 2011. Such a nice feeling board in the rough stuff. Especially good when you put the supplied fin on :-) That didn't prevent probably the biggest over the front crash I've ever had though. It was totally punishing and I am here writing this with a cold-pack on my forearm.
Tried out a my new locally made wettie today as was really pleased to find that even though it's only 3mm it is very warm indeed. Just what you need when your breath is making steam while you're rigging up.
Daylight saving is about to start so looking forward to long afternoons and strong northeasters.
Ezzy Wave Panther 5.8 , Exo Cross 104 -> Mistral Flow 96
|Magnus (8524km): |
Golden Beach, QLD, AU. M55/7.0R2/29 Caspar. Like yesterday but worse. Wind came in late. Still better than renovating...
|Helga (20906km): |
Lake Cootharaba, QLD, AU 7.5 koncept 113 fanatic 131 f2
There was wind with holes when we arrived but as soon as I got in the water there was just holes and no wind.
|Rudi (34440km): |
Lake Cootharaba, QLD, AU F2 132 o/d 7.5 Like Helga said Just in time to be too late
|Pale Rider (7193km): |
Golden Beach, QLD, AU
Very nice sail. Futura 111 and the Hellcat 7.2, Fin Select 37 S10.
Have a few non GPS friends there today was great to see them again.
|Astrid (20351km): |
Sandy Point, Vic, AU
Left for Sandy Point at 9.30am for the 2.5hr drive down there. (have been staying with family in eastern suburbs). Wind was howling all the way down there and had to avoid a few tree branches that were blown onto the road and large potholes. Got down and tide was still too high to get onto the beach. After coffee at the NSW rental house we all headed back down about 2pm. Was absolutely freezing cold with thunder and squalls coming in from the wrong direction! Rigged the 5.0 Koncept and waited. Wind swung back to be straight west so went out for a few runs on the f2 speed board with a small fin curtesty of Kato (thanks). Very frustrating that the wind angle was wrong both days I was down there and it was very challenging with the 50 knot hail squalls! Still glad I made the extra effort to drive down, met some great people and was an experience driving on the beach and seeing just how rugged it is down there. Cold totally sapped my energy quite amazed I did 19km! Thanks also to Mat for letting me use his wetsuit hood and beanie and Daffy for the booties and to Kato for the wind reports and organising accommodation for us on the first 2 nights. Derigged when it was almost dark and enjoyed a thaw out hot shower before the drive home- back about 10.30pm (after getting a bit lost in the dark arhh those confusing crossing motorways around Dandenong!) and was totally exhaused.