|Decrepit (45501km): |
Arrived at Boombas to find Roger and John coming back in, wind was too westerly. So Roger, Rob, Auz and I headed to Fangys to meet Ross there.
Still off shore at S Bend, so not quite enough westerly in the wind. Looked flater than Boombas, so rigged the 5.4 on the 48 with 19cm 50d. but the flat was illusion, by the time we were in the wind it wasn't anywhere near flat. I went looking for Fangys outside bank, flat spot, but in the rain, couldn't see any sign of it. Pounding through the chop to get there wasn't fun. So had a few runs on the flater water just out from Creery Island and Wamba St. Wind was very gusty there, and the 5.4 was a tad too big for the gusts. Thought I'd go back in have a cuppa, and think about changing down. Almost made it back out to join Ratz, but another rain squall drained my enthusiasm.
|otts (4802km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
5.2m 86lt F2 rough conditions just surving big stack.
mother nature always has the surprises.
|ratz (9613km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
an interesting sail at fangies
rigged a bit big to start with a 7.0 and was getting my ass whipped on the gusts
despite my 105 kgs of body mounted ballast.
was thinking about changing down when karma had a chuckle at my expense and i cleaned up something
at 30 knots plus.
ventilating sail in the extremely messy result.
voila instant 5.5...
went in to mop the blood up and put up the 6.2
also changed board to the iso 86.
used a 7.0/5.5 severne R6 and a 102 rrd x fire/ 23 muf delta
sb iso 86/25 vector s weed and 6.2 severne overdrive
best speeds on the 6.2
|Swindy (4240km): |
Point Grey, WA, AU Pat 92sl, fw 5.7, BP 24 @ 50
Got to boombas early with expectations of an epic morning, John and I headed out just to find that there was a touch to much w in the wind for it to be any good. While I was doing some adjustments saw John charging down wind towards the shore fully lit up on his 6.3 warp. Time for a change of nick name, total respect John. After a few more adjustments, left John changing down and headed over the far side looking for something better, yes the water was flatter but full of huge weed bergs or islands. Had an enjoyable upwind slog back to the van to find Mike and Auz had arrived and then Ratz soon after.
Decided to call it and headed to Fangys but couldnt raise the enthusiasm to go out again.