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|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|fangy (20377km): |
Top Ten Fangy Fun session at Fangys with Hardie,Decrepit,Fin,Wazza,Stretch and Paul. Might post some more next year - gotta go and get my party dress on now Be safe tonight peeps and have fun!!
|Decrepit (51804km): |
Another great Fangy day, with fangy, hardie, wazza, fin, stretch and paul.
Went with the 5.8 on the 43 with the trusty 18cm 50deg stainless carbon woody weedy.
First run thought I might get a good NM, but when the 10sec was under 32kts, I knew that run wasn't going to do it, and from there on speeds just got lower.
Joined Fangy and Stretch on the outer weed bank for a bit of a play, very nice out there, tide was about right, enough weed to keep it very flat, but not too much to make it draggy.
Experimented with bagging the 5.8 out, seemed like I was getting more power, but didn't go any faster.
Wind eased a bit more, and the little board was getting harder to get going, couldn't be bothered changing up to the 48 so called it quits.
|Stretch (23413km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU i76, Tushy5.8, Vector 23 weed speed
5.8 was about right when I started, but the wind gradually eased off over the arvo. Still a very enjoyable afternoon sailing with the Mandurah crew.
A terrific way to finish the year
|WazzaYotty (2200km): |
After 2 abortive sessions on Monday and Tuesday I was frothing at the whatever to get a good sail. Phartes, the Assyrian God of Wind, delivered at about midday with a steadily building breeze. I put every available sail and mast on board the Soobie, including the nylon car cover, to encompass all wind strengths. Nairns was the venue and Stretch was already rigged and ready to go. Fin, the Capt'n, Fangy, Paul, and Hards all materialised out of the woodwork, all happy to see some pressure. the Capt'n measured the breeze at 18 knots, a reading confirmed by Paul's hat staying on his scone. On the F2 Vento I rigged my North Idol 5.3m2 and Delta 22. Great fun sail with a couple of long downwinders that had my poor shoulder tendons a-twanging and my fingers screaming to let go. Needed more than the 5.3 to get fully loaded but had a good afternoon and great to have lots of company.
|Elmo (29516km): |
Tabou Rocket wide 108L, NP RSR E6 6.4m, Elmo SS 38cm.
Yeah baby!!! the Elmo curse worked!!!!!!
What a difference that made, the WA population may increase by about 35% in 9 months time but it was well worth it, it was also worthwhile seeing some happy wives and bow legged grimacing husbands whilst out shopping this morning (for those who are wondering what I'm on about refer to my post of the 28th and the Elmo Curse mentioned therein)
Hit the water about 1400 today (just as the wind was supposedly backing of) did my usual run over to Claudesville and was ready to flag the session as it was a bit hairy out in the middle with chest high junk in places, but over in Claudesville I found myself going well upwind, I gybed and started heading back still very junky but still making very good distance up wind, so much so I got into Liptons in 1 tack and able to sail into Point Grey headland and Kite beach with just another 2.
Was a lot flatter over this neck of the woods even crossing the channel was bliss with less than knee high chop, was having a bit of fun doing a few Alphas on Point Grey, I couldn't go in as far as the rest of the crew due to the 38cm pointer, but managed ok none the less, had a bit of fun doing this for about 20 mins til it felt like the wind was backing of a bit so decided that descretion was better than stupidity (being a long way up wind from the car) I decided to head back, tonight I finally got my head around this down wind hour malarky, unfortunately the wind got religion and was getting quite holey so after running out of wind a few times I decided to force it down wind and head back to base.
Great little session, ended up driving up to Litpons to catch up the assorted Riff raff down there who all had some happy smiles on their dials.
Whole lot of fun a fantastic way to cap of the year.
Happy new year every body, l;ook forward to sailing with you all in 2015.
|Oaf (7171km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Had a great sail trying out the new fin Decrepit made for me and it feels fantastic.
F2 Xenon, 6.7 RAF Jet, Awesome Decrepit fin
|Bender (23190km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU Iso Speed 49 and 86, Reflex 6 Virgin 6.2m and vetor speed weed 25 and LE weedy 31
Fun outing at Liptons with Snides, Chezza, Strop and crew. On arriving it looked 25knts so I needed no ecouragement to rig the virgin reflex 6 6.2m. Hit the water and was nicely powered up. That lasted 10mins. The wind slowly dropped all arvo. Didn't score any decent slingshots. Came in and changed up to the old faithful Iso86. Squeezed in a few runs into the lipton flats and got my best 10 second and peak speeds before it became aa grovel.
Happy new year everyone!!
|(mu-) fin (13188km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU.
A fun arvo at fangs,... was trying to figure out my results, had a 28.7Kts on display after one NM run,.. but it has vanished ???? so dont know
what it was. Anyway, these are the numbers that came out the GPS 31.
old custom slalom, Avi 5.3 and 17cm supaweedy. gotta go now