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|Lunny (42007km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU
What an afternoon Only just a PB, It showed 38.00 on the GPS. Wind just kept building but after 4.5 hours out i was buggered. Looks like there will be some great numbers to come from the other gurus out today.
Thanks for the loan of the fin JJ!
Mistral 91, overdrive 6.0, Vector DSW 27, 22.5.
|lao shi (41082km): |
Another dismal effort to back up my team mates!
I really should retire while I still have a shred of speedsailing self respect left!
Decided to sail across the river to Wallyworld after the W word to get out reasonably early.
Bit of a gamble on the 91 with a 23 fin. GAF trying to get across and wasn't much better on the other side.
Think it was Somepunk fanging around when I got there but he soon left.
One nice squirt for the peak but usual rubbish otherwise! Why do I sail here? Not sure!
Wind started to drop out around 5.30 so decided to get back while I still could. Found that the fin bolts were only finger tight which I am sure helped!
Loft blade 6.3, M SL91, KA/CL 23 (mast base forward of centre and felt better)
|bono (2039km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
|Geoff (4576km): |
Safety Bay, WA, AU
Good to get out for a sail with a few of the Crew (Pinnaroos and Swan River Mob). However, still dealing with the effects of a cold so decided to call it a day early. Jake was just heading out as I Ieft.
CA47 - Tushingham Lightning 5.3 - Choco Weed
Well done with the PBs Craig – great stuff!
|GS (4113km): |
Melville - IS101, CR6.5, Drake 36. Way overpowered and hanging on for dear life. PB's were a real surprise!
|Chris Porter (11725km): |
Safety Bay. Some real wind!
Good to go fast again. Feels like a long time away...
Plenty of familiar faces. Lunny I must have missed out on meeting you, I think I know who you are now. Great scores!
Reasonably flat, nice breeze, a bit under done on the run.
CA SP47; F8 Ram 5.4; Lockwood Curtis 23.5
|JJ (25827km): |
Safety Bay, WA,
Super fun afternoon in a proper seabreeze at last.
Did a bunch of runs trying to catch up to Norts and then more (total of 37 for the day) keeping Jake company later.
Good to see Geoff and Chris out and Jake smashing out big speeds on his new speed board - Greg will be happy!
And Lunny - awesome PBs, I know you're going to get a speed board soon
Mistral 47, HSM GPS 6m, CL Assy 21 (felt super fast even with weed!), Vector DWS 21
|AC1 (2412km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Unfortunetly I didnt have time to make the trip to SB today, but managed to get an hour on the river. The wind was GAF, 25+ then literally NIL and back to 25+ again every 50m. It was hard to link together enough gusts to get a decent run
I've been gaging to try out the Lorch speed board for weeks now, and although the conditions wern't really suitable I gave it a go anyway with a 6m. it was just to gusty to get it wound up to full speed today, but a lot easier to sail than I had expected, so I am optomistic that I can get a few more knots out of it when the conditions are better. In the end I gave up and had a few runs on my 90 Xfire before I had to go.
Lorch speed, 6.0 overdrive, 23 Tribal sped weed, then Xfire 90
|Snake (23888km): |
Speeeeeeeeeeeeed booooarrrrrdddsss!!!!!! Love your work clockwood
Safety Bay, WA, AU.
A mad rush of an afternoon. Left work at 3:15 but copped a stream of 'let's drive 40 in a 60 zone' chimps on the way down.so much rage. Probably not even on the water until 4:50 or 5:00. JJ urged me to get the runs done quick as the tide was coming in. He wasn't wrong! Choppy entry to the run made for an additional challenge, as if sailing a new board wasn't enough.I was really worried about spinout today for some reason, never happened. Mind games meant I wasn't really pulling the trigger, frustration!! Got a few good runs but catching weed so went in for a break(down) and a quick briefing with speedy. 37 was the average target so back out to try again. This time the chop was breaking and rolling whitewash over the bar. Stupid traffic. Any way, played around with the sail and squeezed out a few more knots out of the run. Finally getting a string of mid to high 38s on the dial. Called it a day when a shark ate my 40 knot run.
CA SP47, Racing Blade 6.3, Slingshot 22
|paddymac (10937km): |
Peli Point, WA, Patrik 102,125, busted 5.6 Cross and 6.4 Cross
Fun in strong wind