||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km) |
|Richard Reynolds: Rico|
|Billy Green Island|
|Peter AUS466 (4131km): |
Holloways Beach, QLD, AU Isonic 120,6.7 Overdrive,43 alloy fin.
Windy when I arrived, decided to cut my losses and head back to work.
|Alvadave (6721km): |
Marine Parade, Southport, QLD, AU
89 Falcon / 7.0 Mach 1 / Tribal 30
More wind than expected, right place at the right time to jag a good gust for the 2 sec.
| Eddy (20173km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU..Tune up session after work with Andrew.. Buy the time we got to beach wind was honking hard and there were white caps as far as the eye could see..rigged 'no cam 6.5 'in full crank down mode.. this sail is one of Billy's 'hand me down sails'..something to thrash on windy days..had a good blast on it for about an hr sail felt great in a rough sea and 25kts of breeze on 105 FOX.Wind started to drop out so i lost interest..thought it might be a good time to road test 7.8m gastra on new Fox which i have only had 2 sessions on, usually to lazy to do a sail change but decided to make the effort..Put a 40 cm fin in as tide had started to come in fast and i wanted to be able to blast hard up wind..buy the time i got back to the water wind had picked up to a solid 20 kts again with some good gust coming through out wide..flattened big rig out to the max and had a great blast till sundown..Was a bit over powered but still comfortable 105 FOX ran 'totaly sweet 'till sun down..AM very impressed with the Fox handles good and has big sail range..Andrew had a good blast and sailed very well..But started laughing at me when he saw me heading back out on 7.8m rig...All good fun..Cheers Ed..
|Andrew (2271km): |
Port Douglas, QLD, AU
Ed and I headed down to the beach for the first time in a fortnight. Pretty solid breeze down there so I rigged 6.5 Severne Turbo and Ed tried Billy's Tusingham no cam 6.5 on his new Severne Fox. Wind built up to 30 knots - I stood waist deep in the water for half an hour trying to psyche myself into it - Ed just headed out and got stuck right into it. The wind dropped off to a solid 20 knots + and I managed to get a solid couple of hours sailing. The wind eased off just a bit more and I really had to bag the sail out. Ed set up my adjustable outhaul for the new Severne carbon boom and that helped alot with tuning - the Drake 41cm fin was doing its job - and the water was pretty flat - it was a very low tide while we were out there. When the wind dropped, Ed went in to do a sail change - I saw him come back out with his Gaastra 7.8 - but by then the wind had kicked up a couple of knots again so I was nearly overpowered on my 6.5, Ed wanted to try that 7.8 with his new board as he hadn't done that yet - He sailed for another hour and enjoyed himself - we did a bit of drag racing as well. The Atomiq 120 was going really well. Very happy with my 2 second speed.
Looks like we have a good week ahead and there is talk of a GI session on Friday - the tides are looking good. We have to make the most of it for what has been a pretty disappointing season.