The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-09-24
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Barton Brown
19.817(D)
17.412(D)
0.606(D)
8.587(D)
4.366(D)
4.521(D)
Roo
Roo Jr.
Marc van Swoll NB2
RD
Average
Barton Brown (3788km):
23 days ago

Langlois, OR, USA - Floras Lake

Sailworks NX 7.8, Goya Bolt 125, MFC KPR-44 Wind: 8G15 knots

Launched about 3:45. Made a couple of runs. With pumping, I can get this kit on a plane in 15 knots of wind but don't have a chance of getting it on a plane in 8 knots. So typically I would slog half way across the lake before getting a decent gust. Spent an hour watching kiters then made a couple more runs about 5 PM. 

Probably my last session for this year in Oregon. 

Looking forward to getting on the water in Bonaire with my new-to-me 'Taty' gear Laughing.



Comments
Roo


W
United States of America
23 days ago

Good luck in Bonaire Barton, hope you get lots of PBs on your new gear....if not don't bother coming back!Embarassed

Barton Brown


W
United States of America
23 days ago

Thanks Roo. I'll give it a go. From my perspective, Alpha is the one I am most interested in increasing (to me it means I'm a better sailor), followed by km (getting backk in shape). The straight-line speed ones are more mental and condition dependent, and we already know I have a mental issue Laughing.

Roo


W
United States of America
23 days ago

You need speed for a good alpha!

Barton Brown


W
United States of America
22 days ago

Understood, but I'll settle (for now) with 30 knots going into an alpha Laughing - understand that (again, for now), a good alpha for me would be low 20's...

Barton Brown


W
United States of America
22 days ago

Roo, just for grins, in order to back up my perception with some data,  I looked at your Aug 5 tracks where you had an alpha of about 22.4 knots. Turns out your run-in was in the mid-28 knot range with a run-out hitting mid-24 knots. Since your entry and exit speeds are speeds that I have a chance of hitting on Bonaire, my goal of a low 20's alpha is a possibility, assuming I can start nailing the laydown jibes. 

Good, now I have a 'realistic' goal to work towards Laughing . Thank you for the data!

Roo


W
United States of America
22 days ago

Targets should be 28 to 30 knots in, 11 to 13 knot minimum and 24 to 28 knots out. Hit those and you'll be a jibing guRoo! Remember if you don't lay it down you'll look like a clown.Surprised 

 

Barton Brown


W
United States of America
21 days ago

I think I'll make a poster out of your last comments Laughing. I like it, especially the guRoo part!