|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|sms09 (11470km): |
Albany, WA, AU CA52, TR6 5.9, TR Race 2016 6.3, Delta19. Distance was the call today, so off i went. riigged the 5.9 first off to start a hr 50 mins into wind dropped out, come in doddi got on my case shano try this new sail out. thanks heaps mate . so off i went on the brand spanking sail.Man these sails have got some pull to em, done the hr on it, and some bear aways, $^kin shit myself at how good are these. wind started to crank some more had a off, fin got me in the leg. went in change back to the 5.9 smashed down 3 banannas and a drink.. and back out . another great day to be had. Chriso was still out when i left. expect a big distance from him.
|Doddi (7034km): |
|Saltynuts (9854km): |
5.7 RRD Firewing, 58 Mistral, 19delta then after lunch 47 Mistral, 17 Delta
Forest Gump- Started Sailing and kept onnn Sailing.
All the stars alligned today, good wind, storms cleared, Kaison looked after by Dad(thanks heaps), and my back felt the best in ages. To add to that I didn't hit any fence posts or stingrays or tread on any nasty sea creatures
After feeding the young one breaky and organising his day i arrived down the bay about 7.30 just as Shano, Doddi and Bono showed up.
After checking out the wind, rigged quickly and hit the water with Shano and Dale. I sailed the first 4 hours straight only to slip of the deck in a gybe in the last few minutes. I sailed this session fairly easy, did some Alphas, but mostly tried to save energy and keep the load of my bung elbow and sore shins.
Went in for 15min lunch(mostly water) at 12.30, GPS showed 95NM.
I swapped out boards for the 47 Mistral and hit the water. I spent the next couple of hours mucking around with a few alphas and speed runs. Tried two nauties but took too much energy getting up the top so gave them a miss for the rest of the day.
Another quick drink break and banana. Next two hours felt like the watch was hardly moving. I was getting clumbsy in gybes and feeling fatigued. Mind was starting to think about quiting.
Came in for another break and more water to find Sammy and Mathew Robertson and his mate talking shop. My fingers were stinging and in intense pain for the first 5 minutes after letting go of the boom and trying to straighten my fingers. Had 180NM on the GPS.
Considered swapping back to the 58 to ease the stress in the gybes, but forgot and kept plowing on.
Sailed till the sun hit the deck and got out of the water at 7.20pm. The last few hours felt easy and I started feeling better and better, maybe sailed past the pain barrier. Was later joined by Elmo and some locals. Had the same intense finger pain at the end of the last session
Managed to unrig in natural light and got back to the folks home in time to tuck Kaison in bed.
Top day on the water.
For those who might be interested I had a closer look at my time on water and average speeds.
1st session- 8.24- 12.21 95.47NM 176.82KM
2nd session- 12.58- 2.30 130.77NM 242.19KM
3rd session- 2.47- 4.53 178.94NM 331.39KM
4th session- 5.16- 7.20- GPS showed 229.8NM 425.59KM but GPSAR dropped it to 423.06.
I use two Gps units one on my upper arm to see my speeds and one on my shoulder.
My arm unit showed slightly more 230.1NM 426.14km but I use my shoulder unit for posting as that is the one I use for alphas with less signal issues.
If my maths is correct Approx 9 hours 40 min on the water.
My top 5 x hour average was 24.53 knots.
Average speed for the day 23.77 knots.