FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2019-07-23
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Snorkel962
28.615(D)
27.584(D)
20.599(D)
20.96(D)
24.023(D)
43.235(D)
Billy
32.015(D)
29.34(D)
7.675(D)
17.611(D)
13.588(D)
17.255(D)
Kel
32.482(D)
30.819(D)
24.631(D)
22.993(D)
26.468(D)
78.293(D)
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
dr cam
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Eddy
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Jason
Billy Green Island
Trojan
Dave
Richo
Andrew
Brynoz
Ian
Flashman
Bindi
Kiera
Benny McCarthy
Islandboydaz
boxy
binny
Alvadave
Pencil Neck
Average32.2530.0822.6221.9825.2560.76
Snorkel962 (10171km):
546 days ago
1 categories

Green Island, QLD, AU..nice way to spend an afternoon!!



Billy (9755km):
545 days ago

Green Island, QLD, AU

I was the day I shall call "The Rise of the Machines"!!!! There was some seriously great sailors out on the reef flats today, both blokes and the ladies. Actually, considering the conditions, can I please sound a "Two Thumbs Up" to all of the ladies out there today. Incredible effort. It really was knarly, wet and quite cold out there today - welcome to FNQ Frown. It's been a case of 4 seasons this week.

Myself, I died.....I had nothing. Attepted a warm up prior to the free race, after deciding to give slalom a miss, and found my self way out of my depth. It had to be all of 30 kts at times and I was knackered even before sign on. Decided to just have my own free "race" and just hung on acrosss the flats as best as I could. There was a few fins chewed again today, a nasty fin gash sent Murray to Cairns Base Hosp I believe and some very sore bodies left the island (or just stayed behind).

I cannot express any clearer. This event is wonderful, run by passionate members of our fraternity and a bevy of volunteers from all over this country of ours, working late into the evenings, early morning (swimming out to the boats to bring them into shore from their morings), entering data and posting results, sitting out on the water, wet, cold and yet still have smiles - to all, Thank you.

To any one who thinks this is a leisurely stroll up the beach, jump on in 20 kts and have a days sail, returning at night to a fine beverage and dinner, only to get up and do it all again the next day.....Wrong. It is intense, full on and there really isnt a break from 10AM - 4PM and the show on display is awesome. Im not up to it, I admit, but I wanna come back. I want to be fitter and better than I was this year and make the improvements required. 

Back on Thursday - sorry to say, I need a break !!!! Used CASL108, WS33, 7.0 ODM1



Kel (34372km):
545 days ago
6 categories

Green Island, QLD, AU

Isonic 63, Overdrive 6.2 Drake DW32, Nats fun slalom and great Free race on the flats.

 



Comments
Dezza


NSW
Australia
545 days ago
Nice PB Michael, glad that log wasnít a croc
James Farley


NSW
Australia
545 days ago
Congrats on the PB hour Michael, thatís flying. Nice top speed there Billy. Sorry but rest days are not allowed 😂
Eddy


QLD
Australia
545 days ago
Nice write up Billy. Glad you are impressed. And having fun.
Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
545 days ago
Congrats on ur on micheal
Kel


QLD
Australia
545 days ago

Great PB Micheal!

fangy


WA
Australia
545 days ago

Go Team BillyBargearse! It sounds totally full-on, kudos for hanging on to a 7.9 in 30 knots! and good to hear you are enjoying yourself. Cool

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
545 days ago

Great stuff guys!  Congrats on the PB Snorks!! Cool And great write up B1!!! + some nice results too! Smile...  Since your taking tomorrow off B1, can you cover my shift at work so at least I can get out for a sail??  Laughing      

Astrid


QLD
Australia
545 days ago

Well done on the PB Michael! Great to be out there today with youu watching it happen then sunset drinks to celebrate!  Well said billy really fun event with some volunteers to make it all happen

Dezza


NSW
Australia
545 days ago

That is a great summary Billy, we are lucky to have volunteers who run this event for everyone who comes. One challenge is the gear selection, we can bring 2 boards/2sails or 1 board/3 sails, most had to choose the gear to bring last Thursday/Friday and there was a lot of deliberation by everyone on what board & sail sizes to take. The forecast did a trick on us with late changes between light and strong wind forecast. Most are here with bigger gear than we mightve chosen for todays conditions. But that is windsurfing life and just adds to the challenge, everyone is in the same boat. The camaradie amongst the competitors and organisers is fantastic, a shared tough day on the water racing each other makes a great bond. Its great to sail with the local FNQ team as well as people from all around Australia. 

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
545 days ago

Well said Dezza!- better to be overpowered than underpowered so I've heard & rigged to many times.... 

Nice results Capt'n Kel- always something to aspire to!!! CoolCool 

Firiebob


WA
Australia
545 days ago

Big congrats on the hour Michael, happy days Cool

Nice debrief BillyBargearse (gold Fang) and as I said before great to see you playing with the big kids. There's not many days any of us get near Kel speed wise so well done Cool I just looked it up, your 2nd best 2sec ever, woohoo Tongue out

Pirate Pete


QLD
Australia
545 days ago

Congrats on thr Hr Pb Michael, nice 2sec Billy. Great session again Kel with all the 6 numbers.Cool

Freddy Burke


QLD
Australia
545 days ago

Billy...congratulations on your write up....very descriptive...and after speaking with you... very true.Surprised

The way you have taken to windsurfing and the riff raff that go with it is a credit to you. Very proud of you

and the way you conduct yourself whether its offering help,loaning gear,fixing things etc. etc....make the best our lay day and best wishes for tomorrow.Innocent

Kel...very nice numbers and a great effort AGAIN!! All the best for the rest of the event.Cool

Snorkel...congratulations on the pb and some very nice numbers....well done and all the best for the rest of the comp.Cool

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
545 days ago

Great writeup Billy! It's nice to hear a bit more about what it's like up there.