||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km) |
|Sammy the snail|
|Man Over Board|
|fangy (20377km): |
Fangy's with heaps of company seems to be the norm these days.I got overexcited and went out with too small board and fin so I spent a lot of time really struggling. Oh well, live and learn. Too many other sailors had smiles on the dial not to call it a Top Ten Fangy day tho :-)
Movie night with sprogs - gotta go, I will fill in the details later.
|Basil (3765km): |
Fangys with alot of company.Very enjoyable sail in better wind than yesterday.
|Stretch (23413km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
Marginal stuff ....
|Elmo (29516km): |
Tabou Rocket Wide 108L, NP RSR E6 6.4m, Elmo SS 34 & 38cm
Woke up with a thumping headache this morning which just faded a touch during the day, so working of the principal I'll have it if I stay at home or if I go out for a sail.
Got down the run to find the parking filled with terrorists, great to catch up with Doddi before he took of at warp speed.
Went out with the smaller fin to start with sailed over to Claudesville which was quite nice, so I banged out my first (& best) hour over there, unfotunately with the gusts I was nicely powered but there were a lot of light bits which generally corresponded with my gybes.
When the hour was done I went back to base and decided to change fin and put the sail in the upper out haul hole to see how much of a difference it made, after a couple of runs around the channel marker I went back out over to Claudesville and started doing long runs there and back, the last run had me a bit nervous as the wind seemed to be fading but I knew it was my last run., Fortunately got a nicely powered run on the way back to finish of. Second hour was a 22.354 well happy with that.
Ideally I should have been on the 7.0 - 7.8, but overall it was a hole lot of fun apart from the associated cockeheads out in their F'ken boats, Theres 2 skippers who are going to be walking bow legged tomorow.
Headache is gone (ish) good times
Good to catch up with Yoyo afterwards.
|WazzaYotty (2200km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
WaiHau 90, NP Excess 6.3 and MUF Delta 20
Well, it wasn't blowing quite as hard as everybody had wanted but still a great afternoon. Dramatis Personae included, but not necessarily limited to, The Capt'n, Fangy, Fin, Paul, Basil, Dave, Rod, Hardie, Stroppo, SaltyNutz and Shane. Loaded up the Waihau ( the name being derived from the Maori for "windy water"....probably better if I'd kept that to myself, truth be told) and headed out amongst the preponderance of Wokkers who were, doubtless, hoping for a seafood gluttony weekend. Coupla tacks, well 4 or 5 actually, saw me up at the top weed bank but it wasn't as smooth as yesterday....not until the wind dropped a knot or two and veered slightly round to the south...then it was perfect and 200 to 300 metres long. Ooooooh! Beautiful water and although there was weed lying on the surface there were channels through the bank which could easily be seen from a 100 metres out. Pedal to the metal and what fun it was. Screaming runs through the weed, one of which nearly ended up as a Major Accident Scene but somehow I avoided disaster. Not sure how but there was plenty of "WaiHau" astern at the time I can assure you. As my last few sailing days are running out I was keen to get a 2 sec PB but it was not to be....close but no cigar!
|Oaf (7171km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
Fang-tastic fun today. It was nice to have a good breeze all afternoon and great to see big smiles on lots of faces.
F2 Axxis 278, RAF Jet 6.7
|(mu-) fin (13188km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU.
Yes, more fun at fangys with with the usual crew. Had the old slalom & ka kon.5.8 with the 19cm 45weedy, I think the
crabs are disappearing fast, and the number of crabbers are multiplying,!!!
|Impaler (518km): |
Melville Beach, WA, AU
Off to the swiss cheese factory for a quick sail with the kids. Borrowed Matte's 7.0 RRD on the JP MR 118 and a 36 weed. Super gusty 25 kts then zero and back again in 100m - sounds like the stats Clarkson would drool over in a Lotus Tweed or something but not so great for consistent blasting. Super stable sail though. Watched Impaler Jr pull off a couple of deepwater water starts and proceed to drag me off during the lulls - proud yet pissed - probably need some form of therapy... Steph managed to plane in the harness so now understands the fascination of this chaotic sport -if this carries on will need to get a van!
|Decrepit (51804km): |
Opposite to Fangy, didn't want to be caught out underboarded like yesterday, so plugged the 5.8 into the 53, started of with the 17cm keef deltoid, but it seemed to be a bit choppier than normal, and the weed not so prominent, so I came in and changed to the 45 deg 19.5 woody weedy. This felt more comfortable and good downwind but still a tad small upwind in chop. Think I would have gone faster in the gusts on a smaller board, but didn't feel like grovelling a small board back home.