|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|Hardie (27440km): |
Liptons for a Freesail, and bugger me, one of the best windsurfs I've had in ages. expected little, the wind picked up, expectations were far exceeded, long runs from Liptons to Point Grey flat chat, long carving gybes (not alpha 50m ones), just fabulous. Reaquanited myself with the Manta 64 what a great board (I hope Binny doesnt read this).
Manta 64w/98L, Fave Sail TR9 6.3m and Pepeweed 22/48.
Collected my brand new pepeweed 20/48 today, looks sweet as with a stainless steel leading edge........ thanx Pepe!!!!!!!!!
|Stretch (11717km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU. Light wind cruise with Lachy, Otts and John
|Elmo (25830km): |
JP SS 100L, NP RSR E7 7.0m, JP weed 31cm.
Well that was a whole lot of fun.
Originally went down to Novara to get some lumnpy goodness but chatting with Deano on the shore he said it was a bit religeous and not wanting to get caught out, decided to head over to Liptons as I could see someone in the distance zipping along.
Over at Liptons, That someone turned out to be Hardz working on his fitness doing run after run across the chanel.
The wind didn't look all that flash so I thought I would just do runs straight accross and back to do as many gybes as I could before the wind dropped out.
Well It didn't got a bit light at times but with a bit of shimmying of the board not enough to dropp of the plane, towards the end of the session the wind filled in quite nice.
In the end I got a solid 1 hour 19 mins with no stops, 37 gybes with only two wet ones and two stalled ones which I was able to get on the plane quite easily.
Twas a bit daunting over on Point Grey as there were a few sting rays cruising around.
What an awesome session, no great speeds just a whole lotta fun.
|fangman (14322km): |
Fangyland with Gregg and later joined by Sammy, Craig, Strop and a few others. There was not a huge amount of breeze, but the day was just beautiful. Blue skies, clear water, lots of wildlife for company, and some very cruisey runs. I slipped the brain in neutral and grooved in the smooth. A day to reconnect with sailing for the pure enjoyment of water, wind and the elemental nature of what we do. In fact I zoned out so much, that at one stage I suddenly realised I could not remember the half dozen few gybes. So much better than medication, Top Ten HippyFangy Day :-)
Oh, and also I started to build a really big wall as part of my 'Make Fangy's Great again' campaign. I will post some photos later.
This is taken from the top Creery Car park looking west on a low tide. I guess it is the Council's response to Unhinged Prado-man getting bogged in the Creery Wetlands a few months ago. They are still dumping rocks when I took the photo. The rocks are large boulders in size, some would be 2 metres in length. On a winter storm surge water level the outermost rocks may be close to being submerged. It may also create a nice little alpha spot on a westerly.
|Sammy the snail (26478km): |
Coodanup, WA, Fangys good fun in the sun, cruising on the smooth
I though I better to take today coz there is no much coming
Same gear as yesterday but way less wind, had just an hr then the wind dropped!