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Helmy and Roscoe go downwinding......

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Created by Nozza > 9 months ago, 27 May 2017
Nozza
VIC, 2821 posts
27 May 2017 5:59PM
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And MJ.
And a couple of others I didn't know were out there so I missed photographing.
Earlyish run from St. Kilda to Half Moon Bay.
Some photos from Green Point, Jetty Road and above Half Moon Bay.
Helmy heading off - double stacked F16s


Natural and goofy.


From Green Point - this is the others I didn't know were out, nearly missed MJ and the boys coming past.


MJ.


Roscoe


Helmy















From Jetty Rd., coming past Sandy Yacht Club.









From the cliffs above Half Moon Bay.









































DaveSandan
VIC, 1142 posts
27 May 2017 7:21PM
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How did you find it today, many good runners? We were a bit further down today and managed a couple of semi long runs and lots of very short ones.

Rosscoe
VIC, 501 posts
27 May 2017 9:18PM
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Thanks for the pics Nozza.

It was the first time on a 16'er for me and the first time on a DW'er with a rudder system. Pretty cool. It certainly takes the effort out of trying to get your line right if the wind is a bit offshore or not true towards your destination - which is probably 9 out of every 10 runs.

There were a few good runners to be had and with the steering I found it easier than a non-rudder board to change direction while on a runner to follow the direction of the wave, and hence stay on the runner for longer. But for much of the time I felt that the wind today was a little below optimum for these boards.
Get them out there when it's in the 30 - 40 knot range and I reckon it would be a whole different story and they would fly.



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