Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2010-01-20
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Chris Porter
37.91(D)
34.32(D)
13.39(D)
21.06(D)
20.93(D)
32.5(D)
Snake
34.654(D)
33.087(D)
11.95(D)
22.902(D)
32.021(D)
47.034(D)
nebbian
32.336(D)
31.095(D)
22.176(D)
24.305(D)
28.687(D)
101.562(D)
James Dinsmore
34.41(D)
32.18(D)
13.94(D)
23.6(D)
31.36(D)
61.5(D)
lao shi
33.34(D)
30.75(D)
18.83(D)
18.73(D)
30.13(D)
81.1(D)
Jeff
23(D)
21.3(D)
10.9(D)
14.5(D)
16.5(D)
24(X)
Pointman
Mineral
Marcel
paddymac
JC2
Windxtasy
Jemma
Birdman
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
JJ
Ricey
WINGMAN
Bunyip
Sam
AC1
Hooksey
Lunny
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Flatchat
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Boz
Windmill
Pacey
Jase
Woody-Mark
CrimsonFlash2
SRS73
Antman
AndreaMunich
Italy
kai
Gloria Jackson
Reg
Flex
Richo
Average36.2833.7020.5023.9531.6991.33
Chris Porter (11725km):
4340 days ago
2 categories

What an epic session! I had a lot of fun today!!!

A few things came together for me today... First time on the CA SP47 in a decent blow; First time on a newly acquired North Ram F8 5.4m; and a slightly higher than forecast tide. Wally world showed its true potential just before 5pm this arvo... and I was the only one out!!!

Not much of a story to tell, except that I felt totally comfortable on my kit. I think this makes a huge difference! I was usually surprised at the speeds when I checked the GPS as the runs felt pretty cruisy, but infact I beat my PB 3 times today.

The fastest run I remember well. I approached the bank heading upwind in fairly strong breeze, but could see the gust on the water ahead of me. I started to bear away and made sure to get my body outboard and solid ready for the acceleration (I'd failed at this on previous runs and had been unstabilised). The aceleration was incredible (30 knots to the peak in under 10 seconds) and before I knew it I was out infront of the gust absolutely flying and heading into the next patch. I shot out the front of this gust too at the peak speed. By this stage the chop was pretty bad and all I could head was the board smacking the chop. Through the whole thing the board was rock solid (well done Lockwood on an extrordinary design!).

I was a bit nervous pushing the limits with no one else out to pull my unconcious body out of the water, hence I'm home already whilst its still light and windy. Stoked outta my mind and cracking beers in celebration.

I think I've found a great little setup, and hope to improve on the fin one day (but to its credit I don't think I can pay out on it anymore as it held its own up to 37.9).

CA SP47; Ram F8 5.4; FO Weedster 260



Snake (23888km):
4340 days ago
2 categories

Awesome team session at Peli Point today with Mark and James!! Doing team NM runs was a blast to start off with, then joined the slalom racing for a bit until the wind died off. Don't knwo how mark was hanging on to his 5.7 !! MEGA STOKED !!!!!!!!!! with the NM PB for the river, I reckon it can still be a tad faster even  Tongue out

James was killing the racing as per usual and gave me a few handy tips too. Thanks mate!

Sonic 85, Ram 5.4, Goldwing 30

 

CHRIS!!!! MEGA CONGRATS ON THE PB's TODAY, GOTTA LOVE THE NORTHS AY!!! CoolCool



nebbian (8313km):
4340 days ago
2 categories

Hardies.  Ezzy Wave SE 6.0, then 5.0, iSonic 94, MFC Weedburner 29.

Had a lot of fun with AUS1111 chasing alphas and speed runs up at the top of the estuary near Kite beach.

Pleased with my alpha, if we were still using trackpoints then this would be a PB for me (24.9).  What numpty decided to use doppler for all alphas in 2010?  UndecidedWink

Fun came to a sudden stop when I hit the one rock up there, note to self, avoid the far end (SE) of the area around kite beach...

Great to see Elmo, Sam, AUS1111, Decrepit and Pepe all fanging around.



James Dinsmore (2794km):
4340 days ago
3 categories

Wow GREAT team effort today lads!

I'm pretty tried after an excellent day on the water. I arrived at Dutch Inn to see Mark flying across the horizon on racing gear but succumbed to the lure of the wave gear and had a fun session on JP RWW 91 and Combat 4.7. Marcel was also out making the most of the occasional wave.

Then on to Peli Point to join Snake and Mark for a few NMs before the evening slalom. I think we can all be pleased (and proud!) to have put 30 knot NMs on the board given the conditions. Snake 32knots is a great effort in those lumps! I was surprised to find that the three NMs I tried were over 30 knots. There's still a bit of work to do to get anywhere near Jesper's 34 Swan effort (!) but I think if I'd had a bit more energy to give the NMs then I could have gone faster.

Slalom was good fun as always. Sadly the wind dropped after the first race as I had been pretty comfortable on my JP V 60 and NP RSR 5.8 JP34 combo and looking forward to giving Jesper a bit more of a run for his money than it turned out!



lao shi (41082km):
4340 days ago
3 categories

Congrats Chris and Snake. Awesome stuff!

How many wrong choices can you make in one day?

Wrong choice number 1. Believe the forecast and go for some Brownie points by not going to Hardies with Nebbs.

Started the day with a walk and by 10 the ocean was already whitecapping. Got home and seabreeze was showing 15-19.

Got to Dutchies and decided to go for a cruisy run up to Leighton and do a downwind hour to back up Nebbs. Wrong choice number 2.

By the time I got to the pedestrian bridge I realised I was in trouble. Wind had picked up to over 20. Decided to keep heading upwind hoping for flatter water up by the port. Wrong choice number 3. By the time I turned I was getting absolutely hammered. Seabreeze shows 24-27 for the last part of the downwind run! The wind blown swell was up to head height and trying to get downwind was pretty exciting.  Clocked up 30 Nmiles but pretty tired.Pleased with 28+ in these conditions on the JPFSW 91 and a freeride fin. Happy with the stability of the warp 5.7.

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Plan was always to go home for lunch and then head out for the afternoon.

Went to Wallyworld and it didn't look very windy so decided to go to Peli. From Chris's post wrong choice number 4.

Got to Peli to see Jake rigging up and thought we might get a good hour in. Rigged the 5.7 again as I had looked at seabreeze and it only showed 20-22. Wrong choice number 5. Went out on first run and front foot was knocked out of strap by chop and over the handlebars. It was windy! Sailed to the far side of the river through horrendous chop and sailing boats. By the time I got back I was knackered. I should have rigged the 5m but of course I did not put it in the car. Wrong choice number 6.

Put on 5kg weight. Outhauled a bit more, put the track forward a bit and did two more runs. Get in to see Jake saying he already had a 34+ and the best I got was a 31.5!

Decided to try and keep going for distance but the wind was absolutely nuking and I was really flagging. Jake had been doing some fanging runs from Majestic and called my bluff to come and join him.

Couldn't get as upwind but put in a sphincter clenching 29.79. Went for one more and headed further off the wind. Stoked with a 30+ even with a big spin out toward the end where the speed dropped to 25. Amazed at Snake's 32! He wasn't even going that broad! His track was on the run on my far left of the below image.

realspeedmile

After this I was done. Briefing for the slalom was called but I was stuffed. Decided to slope off for a sneaky run at Wallyworld. Drove to Mosman Park side and it didn't look too windy. Rigged and decided to head across anyway. Wrong choice number 7!

Got half way to Pt Walter and the wind crapped out. Just got back inside the Yacht club but then had to swim the rest.

Snake at number 5 in the 2010 rankings!!!!!!

Chris at the top of the Pinnas speed ranking. Glad the new toys have shown you that you can kick arse!

Sorry you found a rock Nebs and well done on the alpha.

Great mile back up James.

Cmon Pinnas!



Jeff (12249km):
4340 days ago

Finally got my car back but then was stuck at work until 3 (with no time for lunch). so a short mettams to sorrento after some wheetbix seemed the go - got into water about 4:30. great fun but no great speeds. The ocean was lumpy !

 

Well done everyone else !



Comments
Marcel


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Awesome chris... that's crazy fast dude. I"ll crack a beer for you!! Cool  Well done!!

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Mental Nm for the river Snake!!!

Yeah the north feels good. Despite their poor track record for kind treatment of their labour in Sri Lanka, they make a pretty good sail.

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Thanks Marcel. 2nd beer already cracked...

Snake


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Cheers Chris! Would have smashed it 3 times again today, same as last time had 31.518, 31.502 and the golden run!

nebbian


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Well done Chris and Snake on the PB's!  Great work guys Laughing

Snake


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Great numbers all round today guys!!!! Go Pinnas!!!

Mineral


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Huge numbers guys, well done, bugger nobody out with you Chris. Cool  Well thought out killing it off, being on your own and all.

Ben sounds like you had a good day, can you post your tracks to show the area of the rocks you touchedSmile

Whitey


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Very well done Chris!  I saw you out at Wally World on your own and you looked like you were fanging!  I ended up going down to  to tea bag land (Woodies) where I was also the lone voice in the wilderness.

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

You did well at Woodies Whitey! I wonder why no one thought to sail the speed spots today?

paddymac


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Heyzeus, Hoseph and Marrrry - you guys are cracking some awesome numbersSurprised Well done Porka and Snake, fantastic PBs. I'll crack a celebratory ale Cool

nebbian


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

I AM ALPHAMAN!!!!  CoolCoolCoolCoolCool

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

you definately are!

lao shi


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Well done Nebbs.

And Snake congrats on cracking 6K.

Top effort team.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Very nice PB improvement Chris, congrats Cool

Awesome river Nm Snake Cool

Pointman


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Awesome set of numbers there lads!

Well done on the PBs Chris & Snake. Smile The SP47 is a sweet ride eh Chris...she gives you the confdence to go hard off the breeze.

I had a bloody site visit to Dampier today, and was spewing I missed a great sesh.  I was watching Seabreeze on the Blackberry and silently cursing all arvo! Yell

To top it all Huey was taunting me big time...it was blowing 25K in Dampier all day!

Slowboat


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

nice one porka. Glad u like the board. Was going to join you at wallyworld until I discovered my only small sym fin was missing its brass inserts!  So stayed at smellville on the asy. I should get over there next time its windy (if that ever happens again this summer).

obi one tobi


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Nebs u is alphaman!

Snake us is slippery!

Laoshi ur day was lousy!

James u always amaze me!

Hardpole- i feel your logistics pain

and Chris- WOOOO HHHHOOOOO!!!!

Elmo


WA
Australia
4340 days ago

Congrats Chris and Snake on your PB'sCoolCoolCoolCool

and Neb's for the AlphamanWink

Pepe47


WA
Australia
4339 days ago

Huge alpha Nebs, at least YOU had the chop sorted Cool