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|Sammy the snail|
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|Hardie (33486km): |
Great day sailing Liptons with DrCam from FNQ, we only had one run when we were both on the same gust and same stretch of water at the same time, and he destroyed me he got 38.881, and I got 38.11, when the wind was really on and the best stretch of water dead flat, he was busy having fun, while I was calling him over trying to say its 40kts every run here this is the spot, but he just kept ignoring me, there's a price to pay for having fun while your windsurfing
Mistral Speed 95 (A true veratile user friendly speed board, TR9 6.3m, and the magic pepeweed 22/48
|Decrepit (51804km): |
Another fun Pt Grey session with lots of great company!
Toyed up with rigging the 5.4, but didn't want to be acused of killing the wind so went with the 5.8 in the 48 with 50deg 18cm starboard assy.
Wind across the chanel had me overpowered, but once on the flats was OK. Nobody else there so went for a few downwinders and only getting 33s so decided while I had it to myself to try some more alphas, a couple felt really good, but I was so powered up I went a bit wide on a couple, fortunately my best one is well within the limits, could have opened it up a bit and incresed the number.
Wind picked up again, and had to much sail across the wind to be in control so started back on the downwinders, but was only getting 35s. Hardie said he was getting 40s so I followed him and got the 36.5.
Then decide to change to the 43cm board looking for a 37 or 38, but by the time I got back wind had changed and there was less of it in the flat stuff, so still only got low 35s.
|Elmo (29516km): |
JP SS 100L, NP RSR E6 6.4m, Pepe weed 60º 25cm
Got down there and was rigging whilst Hardz was banging out his speed, the wind was only supposed to be getting stronger as the day progressed so rather than burn myself out early I went with the 6.4.
I chose poorly
The wind got lighter not stronger, never powered up on the run, should've gone trhe 7m, but behindsights a beautiful thang unless it's a fat, spotty hairy arse like mine.
Given that I was underdone, I still had fun just not speed.
Good to catch up with Firie before his next deployment, amd Dr Cam who was catching a lot of bugs in his grin.
Well done Hardz and Decrep on the speeds today, nicely done guys
|WazzaYotty (2200km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU Waihau 90l, North Idol 5.3m2, Choco 26 Weedy
Arrived at Liptons late and thought maybe the Stones had a concert on....Wowsers...car park packed out. The fleet was already mobilised or in the process thereof. Great to meet Dr Cam, the FNQ Mob special envoy sent to escort FirieBob back to the Qld tropics. The Capt'n was changing boards, Elmo was undecided ( quoi?), rumours were rife that Hards had done 140 knots and I was about to rig the 6.5 m2 Lion and thoroughly test out the orthopaedic surgeons handiwork when Stroppo said he was rigging a 6.0. Well, that left me very little room to manoevre so, seeing as how I'm missing something around a 5.8 - 6.0 m2, so I had to rig the 5.3 Idol. Nice across the wind but definitely undercooked downwind. Lumpy as buggery across the channel, and Fangy will be happy with this, I found I definitely had a screw loose when the back footstrap went a-whoopsa mid-channel. I also wasted lots of time by having my navigation charts upside down and getting in too shallow on the weedbanks so I couldn't start again without a walk. On the tack back to where the kiters roam I analysed my sail. Conclusions? Not enough sail up, not enough skill and not enough determination. Still good fun though!
|Firiebob (16935km): |
Peel Inlet, WA, AU
WOW, last sail WA and it was game on, wind was honking. Sailed over to the flats but touched bottom and got scared so stuck to where it was deeper. When the others came over I tought oh that's where I should be sailing so off I go, hmmm looks shallow them bam over the front at 33. Bugger dusted myself and took off but heading out this time, 100M and bam again. Stood there for awhile watching everyone else sailing same spot no problem, so off I go again and yep bam over I go again, this time it was @*%$#@*&% I had more over the handle bars today than the last 12 months, must have looked like a learner I did do a few bear offs in the flat but my confidence was shot, call me mad but I was actually enjoying the channel more. When the wind started to get holes in it I called it off. Was awesome to sail with my old FNQ mates Troppo and Mad Cam and the usual locals who were flying today.
Big thanks everyone, I've had a great time over here, lots of friendly helpfull people, lots of laughs and a few beers, whether it was here in Mandurah, Melville, Leighton or Pinaroo Point, as said big thanks A special shout out to Kaison who is the most impressive sailor I haqve met so far, see you next year rocket man
Carbon Art SL58, 27 Tribal, 6.6 Koncept and boardies.
|(mu-) fin (13188km): |
Peel Inlet, Pt Graaay, WA
Wind therapy is goog for the sole,... A verry good team effort with some good numbers there Hardy & Decrepit !!!
Nice to meat Dr Cam & see you later FBob and Cris,.. happy travels.
Was fun as allways antill my harnes line broke, so tied it up, and just managed to get an hour in before giving up ?!
|Oaf (7171km): |
Novara Beach, WA, AU
Managed to squeeze in a little over an hour after work, thanks to an understanding wife. Really good fun on more a a wave board today. Lots of nice chop to hop and more than enough wind. Was trying to avoid the strongest gusts some of the time but have a whole lot of fun.
Naish 95l, 6.6 GPS HSM