|Pirate Pete (100427km): |
Lake Cootharaba, QLD, AU. Light NE seabreeze, out on Foil for a couple of Hrs until 3pm when wind picked up enough for Slalom board and held in until 4.30. Out with Paul, Russell, Greg, Anne, Chris, Sam and a few visitors.
HOVER 122/ 127/35WS/8.1 TURBO
|Trojan (6230km): |
Mackay, QLD, AU
Afternoon sail in marginal onshore conditions with Phil and Gordon. A bit of a pumpfest but good to get back on the water. 2001 starboard formule, 45cmfin, 7.5 Ezzy lion.
|Freddy Burke (12089km): |
great day at Green Island with Billy ,Benny and Eddie.
Not as much wind as expected but enough to get going and was sunny/bright.
Did not get on to the eastern side as the tide was not coming in as fast as antipicated!!
Come home on the 2:30 boat with Billy who is going out tonight...I was tired anyway but
Eddie and Benny stayed on and should have some good distance numbers for their efforts.
Great day and great company
RRD X-FIRE 102, Koyote 6.6, Canefire 38
|Benny McCarthy (7360km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU
Another Top Ten day in paradise sailing off GI with B1-A Baracus, Flying "twinkle toes" Freddy Mercury fresh back from Las Vegas (bearing his new porn star moustache & tickler), & last but not least Eddie the "Eagle"!!!
Wind was lighter than expected, but everyone looked to have their own bit of fun.
B1 Baracus looked pretty comfortable out there sailing today... Freddy was amazing, effervescent sailing with a 6.6!- (man of the match!) & Eddie tucked in on the Fox with his 7.0 Severne Freeride sail racking up the k's in great fashion!
As for my session, had a blast!
Finally sorted out my tracks (with gps-speed program) removing the ferry ride! Bloody watch musn't have been locked & was bumped= recording the entire morning trip over... AAARRGGHHH!!!
Anyways, super fun had out on the water today!
Used "Big Woody" Futura 124, Severne OD R4 8.6, Tribal MK1 36
"Long May our Big Jibs Draw!"
| Eddy (20023km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU..GI With the boys.Was hoping for a good blast in 18 to 20 kts of breeze on 105 Fox so didn't take big sail over have got a sore back from work and was being a bit of a 'pussy' didn't realy feel like hanging on to a big rig if i didn't need to. When we got there the wind was crap and didn't realy build to much over 15kts all day..Bill and Ben had a great blast on big gear not sure who will get man of the match don't think there will be much in it...Fast Freddie had a smaller rig than mine and i still couldn't catch him don't know how he does it..He just looks good all day every day..Well done mate Good session..As far my session went all i can say is that i should of' hardaned up' and took over new 7.8m North rig,Haven't really made friends with this sail yet and it would of been a good oppitunity to spend a bit of time dialing it in i always seem to get frustrated with new sails but i should of made the effort..So i spent the whole session trying to get every bit of HP out of a no cam 7m in a light breeze..Managed to clock up 100kms by 230 and the wind didn't look like it was gunna get any stronger so i lost interest..Met one of the locals that live there a 3m Tiger shark.Pulled up in the shallow water to play with my under powered rig and glanced over my sholder and saw this big angary shark having smoko not sure what was on the menue..But i kind of spoilt the moment so i decided to make a quick exit in case it was still hungary..I mentioned it to the other boys but they were too bussie having a good time to worry about it..Guess it was still worth rigging up for Cheers Ed..
|Billy (9755km): |
Green Island, QLD, AU
The island that just keeps giving - cracking day with Fred, Ed, B2, two Kiters and The Mobile Mincing Machine. Very light breeze early on and slowly, slowly built a couple of knots by midday leaving us with 15/16 ish to crack on with. It really was the day for larger gear and B2 looked solid on his 8.6 and Big Woody pumping out the km's, and being that this is being written post all results being uploaded, bought him 3 well deserved PB's.
Freddo returned from his overseas swaree with a very welcome and inspired return to the island. The last visit to Green proved to be a costly exercise and physically he returned to the mainland a battered man. He was definaltly under done in the light conditions but as always, put in an inspiring session.
Ed was cooked from the start. You could just see the dissapointment from the start of the day and the cloudy mood didnt get much better from there. All thing considered though, i think the post match report would be one of happiness to be out with the lads.
The waters of the island were that clear that you couldnt see the roughness plouging forward as the water came in over the top of the coral heads out wide, causing some reasonably solid ft high rollers, when hit at speed, rattled your fillings in your teeth. Just an incredible day. Had to jump on the early bus home due to a date with the bride so only managed 3 hrs on the island today but super happy to knock out 80+ kms and get a 28kt 2 Sec in very light conditions. I think the rest of the lads went home happy on the later bus with some obviiously very good results. Time to hand back Fred GT31, thanks mate for the loan and get onto Julian and find out how far away my new Motion is.
Used:WT72, 7.8 ODM2, BPR 47.5 - not enough water across the top playing paddock yesterday, we sailed btween the island and Arlington Reef.