I hibernate when it's cold and wet
Yesterday it wasn't cold and wet, it was sunny and warm with a gusty NNE cross shore breeze at Beachmere so I hit the front beach with a few little blue friends for a bit of a bumpy sail in the afternoon sea breeze. Looks like it's going to be hot with strong Northerlies for a week now
Well how was that! Every seabreezer that sailed yesterday got a PB..or two...
You guys were on fire yesterday. Was talking to a few others and I think we should come and check out Turners Camp next big northerly.
Yeah, that was a lot of km from you yesterday Pete, well done your fitness has well and truly returned. John and I just whizzed around inside the sand bank but Adam and JV have discovered that they can do a big bear away up Ningi Creek, that's where they hit their speed with a bit of extra length.
Hey Jayson come up and give it a try, look at Adam's or JV's tracks on KA72 and you'll see where they go for their speed run. It'll just wind up JV and Adam to go faster
It started out a bit gloomy, but the wind blew the cloud away and it was stunning at Sandstone today. Jeff couldn't resist a quick sail before arvo shift and The Pope was settled in for the tide. Bit bumpy early with gusty winds but it got better as the tide dropped. I was right on the edge of being under powered with a 7.5 but it was a fun bit of sailing with Sandstone as nice as it gets.
Bradley, could you please post and let everyone know what it was like at work today. I don't think there's any wind tomorrow, you might have to mow the yard
Yep good to have a quick blast before work (futura 142 naish 8.5sl and weed fin)
- living the dream
Pope JOHN - living the retirement dream = out everyday this week
Sunday arvo looks promising.
Will the boss let you play Paddles???
Sunday was a little ordinary for sailing so I gave it a miss and did my chores to keep mummy happy, today however was frikkin lovely. I joined Johnny B and BJ for the high tide. Little bit up and down with it dipping below 15 for a bit which had me slogging on the Magic with a 7.5m sail so I rigged a 9m sail and went out on the GO for a bit till I got a bit overpowered and went back to the Magic. BJ reckons he hasn't sailed for 8 years, but he was bloody flying so I'd hate to see how quick he would have been 8 years ago. Adam and Jeff dropped in late for the very last of the tide with Jeff taking the "sensible" option of using an 8.6m, twin cam race sail with his new LT, he was flying across the sand flats on it.
Thanks guys for all the local knowledge, was a great day testing out the new board (isonic 107) and all my old gear, only damage done was 2 rips in the Mylar of my ancient NP Z1 7.0m, and my whole body from head to toe, might of even taken some pain killers for the trip home, lessons learnt, don't leave it so long between sails, as they say use it or lose it, will be back again for sure, cheers guys.
Snip.....Jeff dropped in late for the very last of the tide with Jeff taking the "sensible" option of using an 8.6m, twin cam race sail with his new LT, he was flying across the sand flats on it.
Yep had a 'living the dream' afternoon
had trouble sacrificing sleep after night shift .... kept thinking wind is blowing GET OUT OF BED!!!!
took 2 of my lightwind toys. The Wally lt and jpslw. Decided maybe enough water for the slw however the tide disappeared rapidly and so it was to be the 8.5 naish and the longboard.
Been doing a little practice ... managed a run of completed gybes nicely powered up. WAHOO
Learnt my lesson yesterday ... headed backin before all the water was gone. Didn't have to do the big walk. A benefit of small fins Feeling very excited to be Windsurfing
Solo session at sandstone yesterday a little sleep deprived after night shift. It was a good way to shake off the lethargy
excited to be getting some gybe success on the Wally I wanted more (#obsessed)
watched gybe videos (on repeat ). Go out and practice. Wind was more than expected. Well powered on 7.5 Ezzy zephyr and my shallow water option the Wally LT
More than enough wind for fat board SLW action off bongaree- hadn't planned for it
after an hour of powered up cruising gybes a small squall came through and took the wind away. Found it then difficult to stay balanced doing minimal wind gybes .... I'm such a klutz with balance!!!
Living the dream
Hey Jeff, yep that gybe balance thingy. A severe blow to my head in 2015 has me struggling to complete a nice gybe ever. Tilt my head on certain angles n my balance is shot. But i can get going quick in a straight line. Cant ride a bike no hands anymore either. Just gotta keep pushin