Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2010-02-02
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Pointman
40.39(D)
37.28(D)
0(D)
11.93(D)
18.22(D)
16.3(D)
JF
31.7(T)
29.14(T)
13.63(T)
16.6(T)
24.18(T)
35.34(T)
Jeff
22.51(D)
20.14(D)
10.952(D)
13.9(D)
14.749(D)
24.46(X)
lao shi
39.86(D)
36.65(D)
12.22(D)
21.42(D)
21.35(D)
65.9(D)
Mineral
Chris Porter
Marcel
paddymac
Snake
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
Average40.1336.9712.9319.0122.7750.62
Pointman (19449km):
4373 days ago
4 categories

Windy as hell at Woodies.  25-30K, gusting to over 30 by the time I prematurely called it a day.

Fully lit on my brand spankin 2010 6.4 Koncept + SP47 + 23 KA assy.

It was shaping up as an epic sesh...heaps of wind, highish tide and no kites Smile.

Speeds were getting progressively quicker.  First run 36.9.  Then a couple of 37s and a couple of 38s.  Didn't feel quite right, then I loosened off the starboard harness line and it all felt good.  Got a nice gust coming in at the top of the strip and a nice squirt of acceleration...I knew it was quick.  Then in a nanosecond I lost the backend in the chop,  which was quite bad for Woodies, tripped the rail and had a high-speed stack 3 seconds after nailing my 2 sec PB.  Over the handlebars, boom exploded and my ribs smacked the remnants of my boom hard.  Came up gasping for air and hurting like hell.  Think I've busted a rib Yell.  Also snapped a batten and tore the batten pocket in my brand new sail!  What price a PB huh?

Fortunately Mark was on hand to help me ashore and carry my kit up the beach.  A pretty good lesson in why we should always sail with a buddy (I've sailed solo at Woodies plenty of times in the past, but after today I won't do it again).

Rapt to crack 40 (at first I thought it might have been a spike from the crash, but it precedes my stack by a few seconds), but anxiously awaiting the doc's verdict and contemplating a stint off the water which sux arse Cry

Hopefully it's just bruising (I always wear a bouoyancy/impact vest, could've been a lot worse).  All I know is it hurts like hell.  Also wondering how much quicker I could've gone today.  It was getting stronger as I packed up, gusting to 35K.  Looks like more PB rain in Perth today, how good is this summer!!

Edit:  doc' verdict; Just bruising...bring on the red wine and pain killers! Tongue out 



JF (1703km):
4372 days ago

Ribber... sailed across to Pt Wally briefly... Was reminded just how gusty the ribber can be... start, stop, sink... start....whoa... sail almosr ripped out of hands... stop... sink... and so onUndecidedLaughingLaughing

 

Lorck Divison S, 83 l sinker... Loft Blade 5.6. Really nice combo when going... really sinky combo in those melville glassy bits...



Jeff (12392km):
4372 days ago

Thought Id see what the ocean was like. The normal Mettams to Sorrento.

Wild conditions, so much wind and swell. Lots of people windsurfing at Mettams and heaps out surfing at Watermans.   Wondering if I should get a 3.5 for days like this. Spent most of the time either pointing upwind to slow down, or surfing downwind with the sail luffed. Running across the wind was just too hard to control. Then when getting near to sorrento it seemed to pick up !

4,2 Kombat 79l



lao shi (41082km):
4372 days ago
6 categories

Well. What a difference wind makes.

Headed to Woodies with Pointman to find a low tide and all sorts of kite ramps and slides on the course. But only one kite.

Had a few runs at 36 but the wind had not filled in yet. Got a 37 and stopped to watch Greg come down the run. He had an absolute screamer then, BANG! One of the nastiest crashes I have seen. He cartwheeled twice before going through the water. He came up holding a piece of boom.

Sailed over and he was clearly in pain so we carried the pieces back to the bottom car park. I sailed back round and packed up because I didn't want to sail with no one around. By then the wind was really hammering.

Drove to Wallyworld to find it heaving!

Rigged up and put more downhaul on the 5.7 (on Ado's advice, I suspect sabotage!) but it felt horrible. Kept dragging the foot in the water and the sail felt floppy. Tried moving the track but made no difference. Let off the downhaul and managed to score a couple of gusts with a 39.98 then a 40.14 on the display.

Didn't really get settled and got one more 40.08 display. Still very pleased with top 5 2 second over 39 (all of which would have broken my PB last week).

Well done to all those that broke 40 today. Awesome speeds from 25, Ado and Slowy as usual.

Boy has the bar been raised this week!



Comments
Jacques Kint


VIC
Australia
4373 days ago

Well done on cracking the 40!!Smile

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
4373 days ago

Awesome Greg, well done. I made the sacrifice for you all today.

Mr IDGAF


NSW
Australia
4373 days ago

great work Greg, you have to suffer for your craft Wink Glad it's only bruising.

Adam


NSW
Australia
4373 days ago

Congrats and welcome to the 40 knot club Pointman

Hardie


WA
Australia
4373 days ago

Welcome to the 40kt Club Congratulations!!  Glad your not too hurt?

JF


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

MASSIVE CONGRATS POINTY...

paddymac


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

WOOOOHOOOO! Onya Big Fella! Stoked for you. Hope the ribs heal quick.

Bender


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

HUGE effort pointman.CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cool

Jeff


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Pointman, glad to hear your "only" bruised. I did that a few years back and couldnt believe how painful it is. My father in law, a retired GP, commented "its not broken you would be in more pain if it was !" - how would he know how much pain I was in was my thought.

nebbian


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Wow, well done Pointman!  I guess you have to push the envelope to get that sort of speed, what an epic tale Surprised

Slowboat


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

nice one Greg! Spewing about the spinout. The runout is often scarier than the highest speed bit. Got to keep a little pressure on the windward rail to stio the fin from ventilating. Scary when it happens at speed!

evets


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Amazing few days, well done to all.

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Good backup Lao Shi. Would have been a PB before Saturday!!! Vely Vely Fast

Hardie


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Great effort again Mark, and Karma will come your way for helping out Greg, well done!!!!!1

Chris Adamson


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Great stuff Pointy - the wounds will heal but the 40 will live forever!!!

...amd Lao Shi, it's raining 40's for you now eh!

25


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Super stuff Greg! 40 is 40 and it should override the pain after a couple of you favourite poisons!

Elmo


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Congrats Pointy great stufCoolCoolCoolCool

Mineral


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Great numbers Pointman, Cool As 25 said cupla shandy's and you wont feel a thingWink Glad Mark was around to help you out. That's team spirit for youCool

Guess the idea your 42+ may have been a fluke is now washed away in that little session Mark, well doneSmile

obi one tobi


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Well done Pointman- agree totally with the buddy system, 'cos you need someone to see the PB smile!!Smile

Jesper Orth


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Great stuff pointman!!!!!!

Hope you are all right today,,,

Pointman


WA
Australia
4372 days ago

Thanks for all the congrats guys.
Had a lie in this morning and the pain isn't too bad...chucked a celebratory sickie anyway Wink

Should be back on the horse within a week.

Epic couple of days we've had in Perth, seems like the 'good ol days' when 30K seabreezes were a regular occurrence.

MintoxGT


WA
Australia
4371 days ago

Hey Pointy,

 

Awsome effort mate, Remember I have footage of you with a snapped spreader bar from a 36knt day on the river, I know you go hard and you deserve the numbers.

 

No pain and ...... Well you got the gain Cool

 

Congrates heaps GT

Scope


Sth Is
New Zealand
4371 days ago

Superb Pointman well done, good story, sad about the gear, good about the ribs