Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2014-12-18
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
ratz
26.18(D)
24.86(D)
8.65(D)
18.94(D)
20.33(D)
23.91(D)
fangy
28.028(D)
27.123(D)
12.681(D)
19.567(D)
19.807(D)
31.8(T)
WazzaYotty
28.03(D)
26.95(D)
13.82(D)
15.71(D)
18.73(D)
53.93(D)
Binny
20.7(D)
17.8(D)
4.3(D)
0(D)
0(D)
11.9(D)
Hardie
Decrepit
Bugs
Bender
Elmo
Firiebob
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
Basil
otts
Stretch
Oaf
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
remery
Auz
waricle
Greggo
Frank
Rayman
Rocky
Hammer
Lombok
The Scud
Stingray
Average28.0327.0413.2519.2520.0742.87
ratz (10561km):
2547 days ago

Koombana Bay, WA, AU

formula sesh at k bay

trying to sort out my gybe method for the big girl.

made for some spectacular prangs but got a few good ones.

used a s board 160 formula with a 70 carbon pointer and a 10.7 severne R3.



fangy (20377km):
2547 days ago

Fangyland afternoon cruise with Wazza , whilst the Nannas unleashed their secret weapon - The Ruin Opponents Day,or ROD for short....

Will post more later - feeding time at the zoo now

So I got down to S bend to find Wazza already on his first run into the smooth - there was lots, lo wish tide and zephyr sea breeze. Given today is my last chance of a sail for a week or so, I waskeen to get out and also stretch some sore muscles after yesterday. Wazza seemed to be ok with his 6.3 nailed to the mast so I went my Koncept 7.5. The Nairns Black Hole was sucking stronger than a Dyson and I was worried I would never escape, but eventually I joined Wazza in the mirror smooth up the top end. It was really pleasant and relaxing, even if a bit on the light side. The Coastal Nannas then launched their secret weapon, the ROD. As he very very slowly escaped the Black Hole and plodded up towards us the wind started to fade and once the ROD was amongst us the wind carked it altogether. Mission accomplished the ROD joined us for the plod back down to S Bend. Regardless, beautiful sky, water boardies and a therapeutic muscle stretch, yep it's a Top Ten Fangy Day :-)

 

I also tried mounting my Canmore in the CamelBak - the result was not brilliant. I checked all the points and found during gybes in particular that a number of satellite fixes were dropped and in some cases the track was lost entirely. So next sail it's going back on the scone!

WazzaYotty (2200km):
2547 days ago

Coodanup, WA, AU

Mid afternoon, 12 knots of breeze. I'd left the SDM mast at home. What a goose. Rather than backtrack I rigged the NP 6,4m2 Excess and 22 Weedy on the F2 Vento. Fangy had to run home to honour some sort of catering contract for starving children but promised that he'd reconsider at a later time and tide. The Capt'n and Fin were still still actively engaged in the reconstruction of GrumpyNutz' wreckage and the word is that their expertise has been sought in rebuilding the Titanic for the dinosaur baron and would-be-again billionaire Clive Palmer. Clive doesn't want GrumpyNutz tho'....far too risky. Clearly the Capt'n's expertise with 2 tubes of Epoxy Steel has not gone unnoticed. I worked my way upwind....no mean feat as there was little water at the bottom end but up at the top of the weedbank the water was perfectly glossy. Oooooh! Lots of schools of small fish jumping as the Vento approached marred an otherwise perfect mirror surface. All very peaceful and relaxing and no other traffic to worry about until Fangy appeared with his green KA sail, slowly working upwind...his progress slowed by undisciplined sneaky downwind runs. It was fun, fun, fun with no great speeds but no great effort or risk either. Having bought a new steering wheel for the F2 I found that I was even able to turn some corners properly. About bloody time too! Another sail appeared, mysterious and pirate-like, at the bottom of the bank. Fangy and I held the weather guage but as the pirate sail slowly drifted towards us on the tide  all air was vacuumed from our sails. Buccaneer Rod had turned up to destroy our paradise. And a thoroughly buccan good job he did too. We all limped back to base to derig. A good afternoon.

No sailing until after Boxing Day now  :(   

 



Binny (3100km):
2532 days ago

tOO LONG AGO



Comments
WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

Hah, Fangy. That Canmore Hat-Crapper Computer GPS thingy, leaking to 3 decimal places, didn't save your ass today. Maybe it was the relocation it didn't like It appears that Tony Abbott didn't take his full GST off my GT-31 reading of 28.12knots today after all.Wink  I'm sure he'll get it back another day though. This is probably the only time that I've beaten you on the water and it will almost certainly be the last too so I'll bask in the glory !!! All the other categories you won today, and any other days, don't count.

STROPPO


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

Nice one Jamie Cool

(mu-) fin


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

 

  Hay Wazza-Y , and another PB, so getting the alphas down, and a cauple o points up on Fangys 2sec,...   Cool

        

See you wen you get back,...  and what,  no Fangy at fangys for a while.!!!

  

 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

Congratulations Wazza!

We'll miss you Fangy... Holiday?

fangy


WA
Australia
2547 days ago
Wazzabaskinginreflectedglory good job on the speeds - all across the board. And Pb alpha as well - Merry Xmas :-) And all you Pinner's out there make sure you leave your money in the honour box this time!
WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

Thnx Stroppo, Fin, Fangy and WindX, Mike, Alby, Basil, Shane,  Joe and Paul. And anyone else I've forgotten. Thank you , one and all, for being part of my rediscovery of sailboarding  after so long!

A safe  and happy holiday to all.

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

Nice corner Wazza, see you after Xmas

Elmo


WA
Australia
2547 days ago

Nice work JamieCool