Mandurah Mob (WA, Australia) - 2016-01-23
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
fangy
30.069(D)
27.736(D)
14.423(D)
20.311(D)
23.207(D)
30.4(T)
Decrepit
35.81(D)
33.158(D)
15.884(D)
26.405 [PB](D)
23.307(D)
36.38(D)
Firiebob
31.461(D)
29.8(D)
7.276(D)
16.183(D)
23.943(D)
14.274(D)
Hardie
35.572(D)
32.8(D)
7.8(D)
0(D)
25.704(D)
18.702(D)
Basil
22.76(D)
21.72(D)
14.28(D)
16.36(D)
19.67(D)
32.03(D)
Stretch
30.41(D)
28.179(D)
16.637(D)
20.245(D)
21.889(D)
54.748(D)
Elmo
35.786(D)
32.037(D)
9.034(D)
19.63(D)
25.071(D)
18.35(D)
PJ Bogan
27.758(D)
26.494(D)
17.237(D)
20.1(D)
24.721(D)
81.839(D)
WazzaYotty
29.809(D)
27.061(D)
13.966(D)
18.911(D)
25.967(D)
27.668(D)
Oaf
32.015(D)
30.16(D)
11.653(D)
19.503(D)
26.384(D)
25.765(D)
Binny
Bugs
Bender
man of
Sammy the snail
evets
SluGger
ratz
otts
Man Over Board
(mu-) fin
Shane121
Morts
Mad Max
TOBYchef
Jonski
Swindy
remery
Auz
waricle
Greggo
Frank
Rayman
Rocky
Hammer
Lombok
The Scud
Stingray
Average35.8032.9816.9423.3626.1868.29
fangy (20377km):
2146 days ago

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):
2146 days ago
1 categories

Firstly, just let me say, YEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A genuine 26Kt alpha, how long have I been trying for that?

26kt alpha

 

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.

Pt Grey tracks

 



Firiebob (16935km):
2146 days ago

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 Smile

CA SL58, 34 Venom, 6.6 Koncept and boardies



Hardie (33486km):
2146 days ago
1 categories

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):
2146 days ago

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):
2146 days ago

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):
2146 days ago
2 categories

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):
2146 days ago
1 categories

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):
2146 days ago

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.  SadSealed to see the fleet grovelling ( and in one case walking) back. Time to go home.

 



Oaf (7171km):
2138 days ago

Peel Inlet, WA, AU



Comments
STROPPO


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Nice alpha Mike and a pb Cool

Lunny


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Thats Awesome Mike, Well DoneLaughing

WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Huge number My Capt'n.....well done!!! Many congratulations on your alpha PB.

Hardie


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

WOOHOO Mike I'd like to officially welcome you to the 26kt Alpha ClubCool

Firiebob


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

YeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaaaa Mikey Boy, hammered it mate, real happy for you Tongue out

Saltynuts


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Awesome Mike, super stoked for you Cool

Basil


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

well done Boss. Leading by example as usual.

Stretch


WA
Australia
2146 days ago
Terrific corner Mike. Congrats
Sausage


QLD
Australia
2146 days ago

Fantastic alpha decrepit - congrats.  

Firie, looks magic at blue bay.

lao shi


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Fantastic corner, Decrepit!Cool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Very nice Mike! Yeehar indeed! I am sure you are still grinning. Congratulations.

Nelson d Foiler


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Mike, nice corner, probably cutting through sand if it was that shallow Surprised

Still, good effort Cool

fangy


WA
Australia
2146 days ago
Woohoo Captain Calm, what a monster u turn! Stoked for ya mate😄
Doddi


WA
Australia
2146 days ago
Well Done Mike. Congrats on the u turn. More to come this summer. Get after it.
Chinaman


VIC
Australia
2146 days ago

Good stuff  Mike ripper of a corner.

Keep those young lads honest 😉

Larko


NSW
Australia
2146 days ago

Insane U-turn, big congrats Mike!!!

Tricky Bogan


SA
Australia
2146 days ago

Surprised all that practice pays offTongue out Bunta U bolt young boyWink thats really Cool

Pepe47


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Congrats on the corner pb Mike

PJ Bogan


SA
Australia
2146 days ago

Top effort Mike, must have been like a hot knife through butter feeling!! Cool

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Thanks guys, yep still grinning.

Nelson, had to walk into calf deep water before I got going again, and then stayed well clear of that area. The alpha track was probably more like thigh deep.

Yes PJ it was Lake George smoooth, just that magic SHHH sound for 90% of the run, with the occasional DRDRDRDRDRDRD, over small ripples.

Elmo


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

JJ


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Super alpha PB Mike - fantastic result Cool

14 knot min - very nice  Laughing

(mu-) fin


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

I didnt get a chance to chek the numbers on satdi,..  but I heard about it,..  and now I see it,

AN Exelent U turn Mike, nowonder you were grinning, ! ! !Smile  

A very cool dismount there too,    Cool    cool as a Q cumber,..? ?  ?  

 

 

Elmo


WA
Australia
2146 days ago

Showing the knobheads in boats (I had to Unhook and slow right down)

The glassy run where the wind was stronger in the glass than in the windswept water??

 

fangy


WA
Australia
2146 days ago
Hey Elmo, I have a suspicion that at times when you are on the glass the speed increase is more to do with the energy that is not lost punching through small chop. I have had a look at lots of my vids when I am looking backwards in both small chop and glass. The spread of the wake and spray is less on the glass, so my thinking is the kinetic energy being saved by not pushing water out sideways is being used to move you forwards faster. Or in short, chop provides another form drag unless you can foil on the fin to get above it. IMHO :-)
Decrepit


WA
Australia
2145 days ago

Fangy, I think you're right where actual chop is concerned, but this was noticeable where only small ripples were present. Some people think this kind of surface should be faster, more like sitting on ball bearings. I've also experienced this effect at Lake George, where I fell of the plane in the ruffles and planed again when I entered the smooth. Mal Faulkener said unlike other venues, when flying his kite there was no noticeable increase in wind with height over the water, whereas every where is there is a big difference, between close to the water and up high. He attributed this to lamina flow over the smooth and turbulant flow over the ruffles. Maybe it's a combination of both effects.

evets


WA
Australia
2145 days ago

Fantastic alpha mike. Well done on a very nice pb.

sms09


WA
Australia
2145 days ago

Great alpha Mike well done. Cool. Cool camera work Elmo

Decrepit


WA
Australia
2145 days ago

Thanks again guys.

I've been thinking about it, and I realised that Pt Grey smooth has no weed on the surface, I don't think I've ever managed a 30kt square leg before, except when I've gone too far downwind, then struggled upwind to make the 50m.

This inward leg may have been a touch downwind, but I still made 28kts on the outward leg, so it wasn't far off square.

So I think flat water without weed drag, is the main reason for a 1kt improvement, the gybe itself was nothing special, I've had higher exit speeds, with lower entry speeds.

Nigel


NSW
Australia
2103 days ago

Hey Mike. I just saw your alpha. Congrats mate. Respect!

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
2100 days ago

Great alpha! We occasionally get patches at Budgy that are glassy ripples and it looks like there's no wind but it's stronger than the windier looking bits..Tongue out Definitely stronger wind in them.. really weird sensation flying through what look like windless areas..