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Feedback on your sailing today

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Created by petermac33 4 months ago, 9 Aug 2018
petermac33
WA, 4659 posts
9 Aug 2018 2:50PM
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We need a ongoing thread where sailors can post their days experience.

No freestyle or wave sailors though Hydrofoilers are ok.

Sailed Yesterday in 10-23 knots on the river in a NW.

Great flattish conditions though the sand bank was a bit low.

Rigged my 7m R8 but it was at times a bit much so then rigged my 6.2 R7 and so much easier in the gusts.

I tried my 35 Sonntag SLR yesterday for the first time on my 100 Tabou Speedster. Fin felt slightly big in the gusts but awesome at pointing.

Then it started raining late in the afternoon and not so much fun. No Hydrofoilers out there today.

Forecast for Monday looking warm with a little wind. Looking forward to summer.

DARTH
WA, 2833 posts
9 Aug 2018 3:34PM
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You like the flat stuff

Imax1
VIC, 1556 posts
9 Aug 2018 6:59PM
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My typical day would be 5 to 25 kts straight onshore , 1 m beach dump , ( measuring the face ) , 1.5 wind swell with the odd double whammy 2.5 m rolling monster. Need a floaty board and never ever seem to have the right sail size.
It is the odd day where the wind is within 10 kts.
Working on moving to a place with more consistent wind.

Mark _australia
WA, 18521 posts
9 Aug 2018 5:07PM
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petermac33 said..
We need a ongoing thread where sailors can post their days experience. No freestyle or wave sailors though Hydrofoilers are ok.




Just out of interest, why?
Isn't the stoke the same no matter how one gets it?

Given you didn't tell us a speed, how close to a PB, anything was new or different or a review on gear,I'd much rather hear from a teenager who just nailed his first spock or forward etc.


petermac33
WA, 4659 posts
9 Aug 2018 5:46PM
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I forgot to mention........prefer no GPS posts too

John340
QLD, 1874 posts
9 Aug 2018 8:30PM
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I didn't go sailing again today

Imax1
VIC, 1556 posts
9 Aug 2018 8:38PM
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What if we have a forum where we can tell about our day when we're not sailing

decrepit
WA, 8827 posts
9 Aug 2018 6:50PM
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petermac33 said..
I forgot to mention........prefer no GPS posts too


That's GLOBAL positioning system, Pete, I'd have thought you didn't believe in it???????

Any way I had sail gathering data to get my DIY gps logger approved for the GTC.

This is seabreeze Pete, you should know by now nothing stays on topic,

Mr Keen
QLD, 45 posts
9 Aug 2018 8:58PM
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petermac33 said..
I forgot to mention........prefer no GPS posts too


I went sailing today and got skunked so I didn't post

stroppo
WA, 456 posts
9 Aug 2018 7:35PM
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I didn't sail just watched and pondered about flatearthers!

Mark _australia
WA, 18521 posts
9 Aug 2018 8:59PM
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decrepit said.. That's GLOBAL positioning system, Pete, I'd have thought you didn't believe in it???????

Any way I had sail gathering data to get my DIY gps logger approved for the GTC.

This is seabreeze Pete, you should know by now nothing stays on topic,


I'm guessing Pete's GPS is just graph paper laid out on the earth......

olskool
QLD, 880 posts
10 Aug 2018 3:51AM
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SEQ - GB. Crap forecast. But im always ready. Was about to go fishing but saw the palms swaying around.Out of the blue i Jagged a 8-14kt SSE at GB. Rigged 9.5 Lion n 54cm n 380 phantom. Super flat water, lowtide. Super lowtide actually. Fin was snicking sand out on the middle bank???? Never before !!! Sailed 11am -2pm. Constant planing 16-22kt board speed. Didnt drop a gybe or tack the whole session. Had it all to myself.Stoked. Hoping to bag another similar session today. Darkman

Mastbender
1808 posts
10 Aug 2018 2:49AM
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iwindsurf has a pinned thread called "where we sailed yesterday", it's a good thread, but,,,,,,,, as we often say at the beach while waiting for the wind, "yesterday was ancient history".

tryharder
SA, 98 posts
10 Aug 2018 7:12AM
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Perfect wind, perfect sea state, would of been the perfect day except for the lightening coming down

elmo
WA, 7812 posts
10 Aug 2018 7:35AM
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I went to work yesterday
Rinse, repeat same today

R1DER
WA, 1159 posts
10 Aug 2018 8:11AM
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While it was blowing 30 into direct onshore. I dug up 2 pale pink rose bushes, 1 dark red rose bush 2 yellows 1 white and 1 blue purple colour rose bush from out the back and transplanted them out the front onto the verge. I thought this would be a good time of the year to do this as they are dormant and the soil is moist.
I cooked a pizza for lunch. Went to the shops for a few supplies, toilet paper, bread, biscuits, avocado, rice, soy milk, capsicum, jar of pesto and bananas. Went home and played chasey with the kids. Oh went for a windsurf.

Imax1
VIC, 1556 posts
10 Aug 2018 10:15AM
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R1DER said..
While it was blowing 30 into direct onshore. I dug up 2 pale pink rose bushes, 1 dark red rose bush 2 yellows 1 white and 1 blue purple colour rose bush from out the back and transplanted them out the front onto the verge. I thought this would be a good time of the year to do this as they are dormant and the soil is moist.
I cooked a pizza for lunch. Went to the shops for a few supplies, toilet paper, bread, biscuits, avocado, rice, soy milk, capsicum, jar of pesto and bananas. Went home and played chasey with the kids. Oh went for a windsurf.


What kind of toilet paper .?

NR
WA, 485 posts
10 Aug 2018 8:28AM
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Got out late for a sail. 4.5. Was cold wind for WA. I was happy to be planning. I basically sailed up and down for an hour waiting for the time to run out which was dark. Most notable moments would had been a few chop hops. I got the fin out probably 10 times. I was mainly busy thinking how much better yesterdays kitesurf was where I was jumping and warmer, and I was also thinking of some running adventures I have coming up. I also spent a few minutes thinking about whats for dinner.

Compared to not sailing though it was awesome. You guess I could say I was pretty stoked.

musorianin
QLD, 187 posts
10 Aug 2018 12:36PM
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Imax1 said..
My typical day would be 5 to 25 kts straight onshore , 1 m beach dump , ( measuring the face ) , 1.5 wind swell with the odd double whammy 2.5 m rolling monster. Need a floaty board and never ever seem to have the right sail size.
It is the odd day where the wind is within 10 kts.
Working on moving to a place with more consistent wind.


Port Phillip bay? Eastern burbs? Ah, that were the days...

Imax1
VIC, 1556 posts
10 Aug 2018 1:31PM
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^^^^
Yep ,
Good for learning quick twitch anti catapult skills.
30 kts today on radar. On the water that would mean gusting 10 to 40 kts of squally hell.
I'm staying home today .
Tomorrow I'm in with a nice 15 to 20 kts

Mark _australia
WA, 18521 posts
10 Aug 2018 11:50AM
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R1DER said..
While it was blowing 30 into direct onshore. I dug up 2 pale pink rose bushes, 1 dark red rose bush 2 yellows 1 white and 1 blue purple colour rose bush from out the back and transplanted them out the front onto the verge. I thought this would be a good time of the year to do this as they are dormant and the soil is moist.
I cooked a pizza for lunch. Went to the shops for a few supplies, toilet paper, bread, biscuits, avocado, rice, soy milk, capsicum, jar of pesto and bananas. Went home and played chasey with the kids. Oh went for a windsurf.


Sounds like you have time to make boards.

mdbaus70
12 posts
10 Aug 2018 12:44PM
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Had my first sail in 15 years, got myself new gear, not enough wind to get back in the straps but was just happy I remembered how to do it.


decrepit
WA, 8827 posts
10 Aug 2018 2:12PM
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stroppo said..
I didn't sail just watched and pondered about flatearthers!


I saw you not sailing, you did it very well!!!!
And thanks for sticking around and watching out for this silly old fart out alone.

Imax1
VIC, 1556 posts
10 Aug 2018 4:16PM
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mdbaus70 said..
Had my first sail in 15 years, got myself new gear, not enough wind to get back in the straps but was just happy I remembered how to do it.



Was the wife and kids even worth it giving it up in the first place , that's what I ask myself all the time
Good to be back into it .

mdbaus70
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10 Aug 2018 4:04PM
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Imax1 said..

mdbaus70 said..
Had my first sail in 15 years, got myself new gear, not enough wind to get back in the straps but was just happy I remembered how to do it.



Was the wife and kids even worth it giving it up in the first place , that's what I ask myself all the time
Good to be back into it .


Well I don't have the a wife anymore ,so nope probably not worth the stopping.
And my new lady loves coming and hanging out at the beach. She even brings thermos of hot coffee, so win win, get to sail and not have any hassles about how much time I spend sailing.

azymuth
WA, 504 posts
10 Aug 2018 4:14PM
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mdbaus70 said.
And my new lady loves coming and hanging out at the beach. She even brings thermos of hot coffee, so win win, get to sail and not have any hassles about how much time I spend sailing.


Hate to be the bearer of bad news but in my experience initial bouts of enthusiasm from new partners are very short-lived

decrepit
WA, 8827 posts
10 Aug 2018 4:36PM
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azymuth said..
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but in my experience initial bouts of enthusiasm from new partners are very short-lived

Unless you can get them into sailing as well

mdbaus70
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10 Aug 2018 5:12PM
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azymuth said..

mdbaus70 said.
And my new lady loves coming and hanging out at the beach. She even brings thermos of hot coffee, so win win, get to sail and not have any hassles about how much time I spend sailing.



Hate to be the bearer of bad news but in my experience initial bouts of enthusiasm from new partners are very short-lived


Think I will be ok, she loved hanging out at the beach before I even mentioned taking it back up again. She is a rare one.

eyeMhardcor
255 posts
10 Aug 2018 6:37PM
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35-45kts 7m2 sail. 4.5 metre foil. Got planing a couple times

jn1
SA, 1612 posts
10 Aug 2018 9:26PM
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Cool idea Pete. A bit like the friendly not-so-serious banter on GPSTC, but this is anything goes.

Sailed both days last weekend. Saturday, packed wrong gear. Wave gear instead of Slalom. No waves, but good to get out on a nice day. Sunday, big front. Went to same place on smaller gear. Good waves. My rare bit of wave sailing for the year. Munched foot on a razor fish. So, can't go sailing this weekend. Waiting for foot to heal now.

Pic from Satursday's session just before I went out:

Mark _australia
WA, 18521 posts
10 Aug 2018 9:42PM
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Yeah OK I will join in then.






Went sailing.



jn, no good, you said the word "wave"



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