Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2014-11-13
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
fangy
32.331(D)
30.532(D)
12.514(D)
20.81(D)
24.963(D)
60.4(T)
WazzaYotty
28.46(D)
27.28(D)
15.12(D)
0(D)
24.14(D)
63.36(D)
(mu-) fin
28.24(D)
27.64(D)
18.25(D)
20.67(D)
24.77(D)
210.4 [PB](D)
Decrepit
33.03(D)
31.65(D)
20.66(D)
21.16(D)
27.28(D)
218.87(T)
Hardie
Binny
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
ratz
otts
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
Shane121
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
remery
Auz
waricle
Greggo
Frank
Rayman
Rocky
Hammer
Lombok
The Scud
Stingray
Average32.6831.0919.4620.9926.12214.64
fangy (20377km):
2582 days ago
2 categories

Fangys with Captain Calm, Fin, Wazza,JJ and Windxstasy, on a SE/ SSE that in the early stages was awfully religious.


A funny sort of day for me. I could not take a trick with my rigging and board combinations. Of course this is made complicated by Captain Calm and Wazza each providing conflicting wind influences. The Capn doing his usual thing and leaving me in holes but then Wazzza went home to get a bigger sail which made it blow again. Unfortunately in the meantime I had got grumpy with the holes and had gone in to change up to a bigger sail. Now Wazza was back I was way over done, but managed a couple of fun times on the F2waterlog, before sinking into the holes again.

I was left in a bit of a Goldilocks situation,the F2 was too small and the QE11 too big, neither just right. But when I get my restored Loreena back from Adam I reckon its going to plug that hole nicely..I cant wait! 

In the end I just could not get my mojo sorted today and so was always uncomfortable and fighting the rig. When I was not doing that I was sitting in my own little puddle of calm. The end result was I got tired way too soon and had to chuck it in early.
In the meantime Cap'n and Fin just kept rolling out the miles - I reckon they are going to have a massive distance post when they finally come in!!. Smile

Wazza has just turned up and shown me his Delta. It looks like a jaw of a crocodile down the leading edge. Low water levels and maybe some sand in the weed being the suspects.

As far as the Mobbers are concerned I reckon its going to be a Top Ten Fangy Day.Laughing



WazzaYotty (2200km):
2582 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

 

Forecast was for S-SSE around 16-20 knots all day. Oh yes! . A scan of the horizon showed whitecaps all around. A chance to use the North Sails 5.5 Idol? Quite possibly.

 

Fed up with always being at the bottom of the leaderboard, I contrived to think of options to increase my hull speed that would obviate the need for either increased sailing ability or increased effort on my part. Over several cups of double-shot expresso followed, furtively, by a couple of those tablets that Warnie liked, I  hatched a cunning plan. Wind resistance?  Retiring briefly to my boudoir,  I rummaged around in the wife’s drawers and found the necessary implements with which to  sculpt and gel my leg hairs and eyebrows  into perfect aerofoils. My calculations clearly showed that nose and earhole hair were minor players and , in any event, I figured that the recent caffeine hit would make trimming them a potentially dangerous proposition. Hull and fin resistance?  A can of Mr. Sheen made the underside of the F2 positively gleam in the sunshine with the unexpected and not unpleasant bonus of smelling of summer berries. As an afterthought I emptied the rest of the can into my wetsuit. Certainly the F2  was now more slippery than a politician’s handshake. Now for the fin. Taking to the Delta’s leading edge, which hitherto had borne a striking resemblance, both in profile and in thickness, to that of Bill Lawry’s nose, with assorted wet and dry papers and with a great deal of care I rapidly reduced it to something more akin to one of Michael Jackson’s later efforts. Horrified by this dermabrasive disaster, I hurriedly adding some more epoxy  to the ruined proboscis , added a modicum of concentration and  the Delta slowly morphed into a high tech, frictionless, underwater, uber-guidance thingy...the Namibian Needle.

 

After a  nutritious “ The Original Lance Armstrong Breakfast”  there was a brief delay while I tried to locate some Band Aids and a used needle disposal container. In desperation I tried the public toilet block over the road  in the park but found myself attracting unwelcome and persistent  attention from several middle aged men who had, apparently, been conducting some sort of meeting in the block. Probably the legs and eyebrows I thought so I turned around and, being careful not to mince in the process, returned to the car and headed off to John Street to locate the gathering wolf pack.

 

At John St. proceedings were well under way as was the tide …. most of the way out to Madagascar. What the….? . Fangy, Fin and the Capt’n were already out and about and WindXstacy was rigging up. Fangy came in for a sail/board change. The wind seemed to be dropping so I dashed home to collect the Challenger 7.8. On my return JJ had arrived and the wind was picking up. I settled on NP Excess 6.4, F2 Vento and the Namibian Needle Delta 22, slid, noiselessly, into my aromatic wetsuit and had lovely runs across and outside the weedbank, up to the island…fantastic. But the tide was dropping all the time and the weedy stuff was thick on the surface and constantly grabbing at the fin. I had some great broad reach runs into the weed and was in mortal fear for my well-being but I had no stacks and only partial groundings. It felt as though I had broken the all-comers speed record and I was, accordingly, very pleased with my efforts. I was not pleased, however, to find that I had only achieved 26 knots! It wasn’t possible, surely, for me to be only going 26 knots…everyone else was in hyperdrive...all of them. Fin, Fangy,the Capt’n, WindX and especially JJ seemed to be flying along. I had thought I had been too.  Surely it’s no possible for me to beso scared at that speed..no way.  After a damn good talking to myself  and a somewhat optimistic  thump to the GT31, which failed to make it register 53 knots, I returned to base before I had a serious misadventure. My cunning plan had failed miserably but I had had a great sail and a fun day.

 

When I derigged the Namibian Needle looked as though it had been used primarily, and apparently very successfully, as a nulla nulla. The leading edge had been battered and worn away all along it’s length and especially  right up near the fin box, presumably by the weed sitting horizontally on the surface due to the depth, or lack of depth, of water . My eyebrows were frazzled and  the wetsuit had neutralised my leg hair. The hair thing was a mistake, I realised, as I watched the Capt’n flying along in all directions, in perfect control of his bodily functions. He has almost certainly never been offered any sponsorship from Schick and seems to be coping with life just fine.  I fear that it might have been a disappointing  day for me, results- wise. My only conclusion is that I need to be more courageous downwind..in a nutshell, I need to grow a pair. Probably to replace the ones almost certainly shrivelled by the Lance Armstrong breakfast.

 

POSTSCRIPT : the thump I gave the GT31 has made it see the error of it’s ways….after downloading it now concedes me 28.46 knots. Not a bad day after all. Bring on those breakfasts!

 



(mu-) fin (13188km):
2582 days ago
1 categories

 

       Peel Inlet, Coodanup, WA, AU.

What a day, wind a bit up and down, had Windextasy & JJ join us, and the other usual suspects that turne up at fangys.

After a full day of sailing, am totaly spent. the old custom slalom52, 6m lightning, 50/55 supaweedy witch is about 17cm, after

all that weed scrapeing.

 

 



Decrepit (51804km):
2582 days ago
6 categories

Distance and hour attempt today, but wind was far from steady frequently changing direction and strength.

Tide was also very low, making the inside banks a tad "iffy" and the surface weed more draggy.

Started off with the 65cm board, (to get through the lulls) with the 23 x 29 super weedy and the 5.8 koncept to handle the gusts.

As Ross has said, it was very hard to get a comfortable compromise, after a few hours the gusts got stronger and the big board and bagged out sail was too hard to handle in the gusts. So after lunch I changed to the 53cm board and Keefs 17cm 40deg,.and tightened the sail up. Started off great, thought I'd get an hr in, but half way through another big lull. Didn't get an hr's worth of wind until the last hour when I was buggered, so I didn't make the most of it.

Felt more powered up today in the gusts than I did yesterday, but the bigger board and more draggy weed didn't translate into better speeds

 

tracks coming up

Apparently not, not sure if it's because of the big file but gpsvisulizer is not cooperating. So here's the plain ordinary mono colour google earth view

fangys distance 13 nov

looks like I judged the shallow spots around boundary Island quite well, although I did ground my gybes a couple of times.



Comments
Pepe47


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Congrats on the corner there Fangy CoolCool

Hardie


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

well done mate, i wont be needed any longer if u keep improvingCool

Elmo


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

congrats Ross and Jamie on the PB's CoolCoolCoolCoolCool

fangy


WA
Australia
2582 days ago
WAZZA!!!! Another set of PB's WOOHOO:-) and after reading your missive I know see why it takes you until lunch time to get on the water:-) As I said to you earlier, you are really lookng settled and balanced now. Good stuff.
JJ


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Huge congrats on all the PBs.

Jamie - good to meet you, almost a full set of PBs - did you just go in one direction all day?

Pas and Mike - huge congrats on the massive KMs/PBs Cool

Fangy - thanks for the loan of the moustache againLaughing

fangy


WA
Australia
2582 days ago
Far out Cap'n & Fin - that is an epic distance and the hour to boot That is brilliant and fantastic work. Massive ladder jump on your backs alone. Well done guys..sleep well:-) Congrats on the PBs Fin too.
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Must have been a day for Pb's.

Huge distance effort there guys, you certainly looked like you were on a mission. It was good to have your company on the water while I went after mine.

Well done Wazza, not so shabby after all.

Fangy, a sterling effort, congratulations on the alpha PB.

D/F - yesterdays alpha practice was just a warm up wasn't it? Unbelievable effort today, well done.

and not-so-Decrepit - a true legend! HUGE!

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Yes, big congrats Wazza, you are coming on sooo fast!!!

Great to see, fangy and Fin chasing each other for alpha PBs! Nicely done guys.

 

And Fin, thanks for thje massive effort today, mission achieved!

fangy


WA
Australia
2582 days ago
Hey Fin the two of us are going to have to nail a 25 knot alpha by the end of this summer!
STROPPO


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Super sesh fellars lots of pbs and mega distance welldone on todayCoolCoolCoolCool

(mu-) fin


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

 

Well done Wazza, another set of BPs, and betterd me on the 2second, but what no U-tern, Im serten I saw you make some turnes.

Fangy, another PB U-tern, well done.  

                                                        Cool Cool Cool Cool

Rod


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Awsome effort guys big bag of PB,s and a huge distanceCool

WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Fin and Decrepit.....the long distance maestros!  Unbelievable.

Most people would catch a train or a plane. Fantastic effort.

Thanks to all for the encouragement....it spurs me on.

Great to catch up Anita and JJ...see you both again soon I hope.

 

ratz


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

well done fangy fin and wazza on the pbs and decrepit on yet another big distance run.

will be glad when some days off and wind align for me.

sms09


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Big Distance there Mike and Pas.Well Done on the Pbs  Jamie, Ross, PasCoolCoolCool

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Nice reading Fangdangley and Wazzayobbo made me laughSmile

Lunny


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Holy Shizzers, PB's galore and a big stack of K's. Good stuff.

Feilian


NSW
Australia
2582 days ago

thats a massive distance mike great stuffWink

lao shi


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Swag of PBs and a big distance day!Cool Well done, guys!

Pepe47


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Great effort Pas and Wazza. Huge effort keeping up with "Mike the machine" CoolSmile

Elmo


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Huge effort guys

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2582 days ago

Wazza - "options to increase my hull speed that would obviate the need for either increased sailing ability or increased effort on my part".

That's what I look for too. You've got it right in your back yard - Fangyland. Magic spot.

Larko


NSW
Australia
2582 days ago

Sweet U-turn Fangy, well done!!!