|WazzaYotty (2200km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Just an afternoon quickie today. F2 Vento, NP 6.4 Excess and Delta 22 for a slog up to the top and then a great fun frolic in the super super smooth. Certainly not too much excess pressure but a really good sail in just perfect low to medium wind. The Capt'n, Fin, Hardie, Basil, Binnie, Dot, Fangy, Rod and Sam were on on the scene at Nairns where the tide was very low but made up through the afternoon. Fin and I had, earlier in the afternoon, elevated GrumpyNutz Rock by 3 metres as there were concerns by some that in winter the original marker might not be visible. Well, it sure is now and, just to prove our point, Fin found the orange marker that we had originally put on the other side of GrumpyNutz's pile and when it disappeared we had thought that it had been wokkered. Not so and now the danger can be seen from everywhere. Dot said that she had found, by virtue of a glancing blow, another monument 50m or so offshore of that so we will try to find and mark it too. Never a dull moment at Phongees.
|fangy (20377km): |
I think the mobbers got sick of my whinging and ducking all the dummies I was spitting about , because by the time I was on scene at Fangy's everyone was back down into the dustbowl at Nairns. A big mob was down there, everyone just having the equivalent of a post match warm down.I just wanted to stretch the muscles and play around with my F2waterlog some more.
The forecast was for a high teens pulse of sea breeze pulse to come through. Not surprisingly, it didnt. So unfortunately I was drastically underpowered and missed the best of the wind. I never really got the F2waterlog going, but I can say that at the moment its gybing is really nice and its overall composure much improved. As I said yesterday it weighs in at Pavarotti but volume is more Kate Moss, so whether its down to the lack of positive buoyanvcy and sheer weight rather than rails and bottom shape I guess I will never know. But so far I am happy with the result.
Nice relaxing light wind session with the cast of Ben Hur. Perfect warm down. Top Ten Fangy day :-)
|(mu-) fin (13188km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU.
Aaaah,... you gessed it, more fun at fungees in the smooth,... gota get stuff done,... later,..?
wow Yozza & Basil, graet PBs in that wind.
|Basil (3765km): |
A most enjoyable sail at Fangys.A brisk wind and enough chop to make it interesting.
I was far too comfortable and nowhere near frightened enough ( 4.5 Neil Pryde )for any great speeds but it was a great first outing on my new Mistral Electron.
This circa 1990 board has no vices and looked after me in moguls near the channel and even permitted me to jibe .The 220 delta that Jamie lent me never let go and also let me go upwind extremly well. Thanks Jamie.
Most of the regular crew were there all with big windy grins . A great day and I am sure that we all wish to see YoYo back on the water soon.
Get well soon Dave
Whoops! that was posted yesterday. A light wind sail with my biggest board and biggest sail.Results vey similar to yesterday.
The numbers are now where they should be even tho the words are mixed up with yesterdays post.
|Impaler (518km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Tushi X-15 7.0, JP MR 118, 40 cm fin
Bit late on the post sorry. Borrowed a Tushi X-15 which got me through the holes much better - seemed to be more holes than cheese though. Convinced me I need to purchase a sail with cams...