|Sailor||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 Wazzakilledit, Barry and a few others. I wasnt sure where I was going to sail today but Wazzatookeen had his rig in the water by lunchtime so I thought I would go and join him. It was a funny breeze - strength was okay but it felt totally gutless. But for a little while it was a pretty relaxed session. The lightning from the storm cell moving down the scarp was a spectacular backdrop.
Then Wazza Killed It!
Guess who went in to get a smaller board.
Guess where I was when he tried to put it in the water.
The long walk of shame through warm as pee water. On the bright side, the Wokkers have cleared it of crabs.
Not a Top ten day....
I'ts pretty obvious when Wazza did the deed getting out the liitle board. But there is a slim chance the Muppetman might have decided to go for a sail at 3:30 as well....I will wait to see who really was to blame.......
|Decrepit (51804km): |
Firstly, just let me say, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A genuine 26Kt alpha, how long have I been trying for that?
Huge thanks to Hardie who suggested Liptons! Wel it was Pt Grey we sailed, super flat and oily smooth, not quite mirror unless you were in the hall of mirrors in front of a slightly rippled one.
Salty thingoes, speed girl, kiason and Pepe already there, plus a whole pile of kiters, Kiason was flying down wind and Mr salty was draging him back up, a joy to see!
A huge thunderstorm was on it's way from Perth, so I decided to rig quick in case the wind died when it got here. Plugged the 5.8 into the 48 with the 17cm starboard 55deg assy. And went to investigate Pt Grey, Wow was that fun, until I collected the bottom and went over the handle bars in ankle deep water. So much for Mr Salty saying I could go anywhere!
There was still plenty of smooth in water deep enough for my 17cm fin, but I was being a tad carefull.
Had my fastest run (26.8 on the dial, again ther GW52 looses a whole knot when the 2s average is processed, but I'm prepared for that now.) Before I was joined by Hardie and Elmo, that's when I tried some alphas, had a couple more speed runs but wind was dying, so not wanting to grovel back across the boat channel, I headed for home.
|Firiebob (16935km): |
Blue Bay, WA, AU
Got the call from big Strop, Blue Bay's the go. Wow, although short that was a great sail, everything felt so right, plenty of power and loving it.
Why so good but only a few K, cos I came off on a corner and had to swim like a blue arse fly, really struggled to catch it and honestly thought I wasn't going to. After that I was exhusted but after I got my breath back I didn't want to that again today. I'll go back tomorrow all fired up again
CA SL58, 34 Venom, 6.6 Koncept and boardies
|Hardie (33486km): |
Liptons: sorry capatain I couldn;t back u up on that magnificent alpha, i didnt register an alpha500, got an alpha1000 but that was only 24.659
Mistral speed 55, TR9 6.3m pepeweed 22/48
|Basil (3765km): |
another cruisy light wind sail Was stupid enough to sail into the sand by the channel .Lost a bit of skin and a lot of dignity.
|Stretch (23413km): |
Glory Holes, Australind, WA, AU
Light wind sailing on the big kit. Was good to be out, had fun. Wind picked up late, but my leave pass had expired...
|Elmo (29516km): |
Tabou Rocket wide 108L, NP RSR E7 7.0m, JP Weed 31cm
Nice little session, Huge thank to Decrep ffor the GPS after IO munted mine last night.
Huge congrats to Decrep also for the Stellar Corner.
|PJ Bogan (24233km): |
23-01-16 Boggy Lake-SSW 8-20 knots-Naish Grand Pix 128-Loft Blade 7m-BP 45cm
Very holey, and gusty. Went with BP 45cm in lieu of 47.5cm and found this a better match for me and board.
Went with 7m as thought wind was going to kick in but never did. Was fun:-)
|WazzaYotty (2200km): |
Coodanup, WA, AU
In the water before Fangy even got there! And he blames me for the wind? Harsh, very harsh.....well just maybe. I rigged up a 6.5 and Delta 23 on the F2 Vento 115 and had a good time up on the top banks but the wind picked up a bit and I thought maybe I'd change to a smaller board....that's when the wind dying thingy started. Sad to see the fleet grovelling ( and in one case walking) back. Time to go home.
|Oaf (7171km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU