Sunday, 18 May 2008

Welcome to club 30 knots!

Well I finally did it, 30.4 knots to be precise! I am so stoked, as I really saw this as unatainable. Saturdays Session at Goolwa ranks as one of the best all time! Wind was forecast for 25-35 knots with squalls reaching 40-50 knots, hail and showers, we got all of the above.

We arrived at 7.30am, still cant belive the girls got up at 5.30am, car was loaded (new trailer in two haha), the speed demons were already sailing, special note to Carl Mcdonald who reportedly had been at the landing at 5.30am (dude it doesnt get light till 6.30)

I rigged the 5.7 Saber and my trusty 2007 Carve 122 and hit the water, my first run pushed out a 30.4, a run that was not to be topped all day, by me anyways!

Heres the run I did, bit shakey but it was farken windy!

Kyms also had a great day, pushing out her top speed ever as well, a 28.4knots on a JP Freestylewave and a 4.4 core wave sail! Imagine what she could do on some slalom gear? Time to go shopping!?

Highlights of the day....
Chris Dimond and Tim Hemer both going past 40knots!

Low lights.......
Putting my leg and elbow through my fave sail, 5.7 Saber (I hope we can fix it)

Heres Phoebe with the ride of the day.....

Sunday, 4 May 2008

Normanville Family Fun Day

Well with wind hard to find in Adelaide for the time being, we have had to find other things to keep ourselves busy. We decided today to spend the day on the other side of the Fleurieu Peninsula (we usually sail on the Goolwa, Victor Harbour side) looking around Normanville / Carickalinga and Second Valley. It was a sunny 22 degrees, so we decided to hit the cafe at Normanville for a bit of lunch, yummy fish and chips with a cleansing ale, Phoebe with the Lasagne (cant believe hers was a kids size meal - it was huge!)

Thankyou Mr Coopers...


Then it was off to walk along the beach, looking for shells and sponges, with the biggest bucket we could rustle up...

The worlds smallest jetty....Normanville....apparently it used to be longer.

Second Valley jetty was going off with a group fishing for squid, didnt see any being caught, but the jetty was black from all the squid ink. The coast line is so spectacular between Normanville and Cape Jervis.
*Kym with neck in a brace due to a recurring neck injury, all better now thanks.