Thread: Saturday 2nd February 2013
2nd February 2013, 04:47 PM #1
Saturday 2nd February 2013
A nice few hours in the sun at Portland.
Used the slalom gear, Futura 131ltr fitted with Select Elite Race 43cm, rigged with the 6.4m Tush. X15.
Nicely powered in the gusts, could have put the 7.0m or 7.6m up but this was OK.
Tanked out to the harbour wall a few times, with the GPS topping out at over 26kts.
Ok it was a tad cold with the car saying it was 5deg. when I packed up but it was a session!2013 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 10, B&J/Wave 14, SUP/WindSUP 00
2012 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 30, B&J/Wave 25, SUP 02
2nd February 2013, 08:20 PM #2
4th SUP surf session in a week, water was so warm you could surf in board shorts and a rashie, perfect waist high surf.... Enjoying this windless periodSessions 2013: Windsurfing - 10, Surfing - 5, SUP - 13
3rd February 2013, 04:56 PM #3
Well I missed the logo high Barmston afternoon session, thanks for updates Chris.
But here is a snapshot of what Luke & I got at Filey, captured by Ben Hall from the shore and some footage with my GoPro3 (v2) not lost this one yet...Lining up with the iPhone is a nice feature.
Sorry Brad, you were too much down wind to get caught on camera.
(Click on the settings cog to enjoy in full 1080 flavour, it also comes in all the others but will default to 720 or worse given half a chance.) Didn't turn out too bad considering this was the worst wave session I have ever had at Filey.
So lessons learnt - Avoid making other arrangements on the same day you want to sail the coast.
- Resist over-hyping your expectations of the day.
- Practice with the remote.
- Remember to take your gloves.
Thanks to Ben for camera work, from beach and to both Luke and Brad for trying to make it happen! Sorry Dudes next time...
Camera GoPro Hero3 - set to 48 fps 1440, M angle - Protune off & edited in iMovie on MacBook Pro which appeared to default to 24 fps after import. Set up shooting angle using iPhone5 app - attempted to use remote to record.
mast mounted using a Flymount -http://www.flymount.com
4th February 2013, 08:33 AM #4
Inland at Datchet water for me. First sail of the year, it's been a long time coming, but a good start. Wind was NE'ly which results in dead flat water on the reservoir which was great for blasting from one end to the other past the towers.
I used an 8m and my bic techno formula. I was well overpowered to begin with but it died a little and I dropped my boom a bit and added a bit more outhaul which meant it was a lot more comfortable. Very sunny, and I felt very warm, even though it was only about 6°C. That was helped by the fact that I didn't fall in though. You've got to do something very silly to fall in from a formula board on a flat reservoir!WANTED:
32cm P'box fin
Tushingham 490 spare mast bottom - IMCS 28 - CC 45% - got one after a breakage?
'13 Sessions: 10