Adam Gustafsson

  • Saturday, September 22, 2007
  • United Kingdom

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 42.7knots
Average speed
39.42  ( 39.8 39.8 39.4 39.2 38.9 )
  • 100 m run
  • 41.3knots
  • 250 m run
  • 39.3knots
  • 500 m run
  • 38.3knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 0knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 0knots
  • Distance
  • 0km
  • Windspeed
  • 15 - 32knots

The Forecast for the weekend was good so made the journey. A decent but certainly not perfect day made so enjoyable by the enthusiam of all the other sailors.
Met up with Neil, Howie and Crossy early, the wind was square but light and managed to get a decent morning practice session in to get the feel of the new board. The wind filled in during the afternoon and that's when the decent times were set. GPSAR shows an angle of just over 100 degrees.
The SR50 is a dream to sail, difficult to get going but once up rides real flat, without much of a hint of nose lift. It handles chop well, as my fastest runs were into the chop fully bearing off from the wall. The best run I had two bear offs - midway and at the end of the course, the best being a 42.7 peak and the second a 41 knot peak just before the wall before throwing my equipment away in a decent crash at 30+ knots.
I used the X15 5.2, a smaller sail than most with 7-8kgs in the Weight jacket which felt sweet on the tight course. Certainly a lot more to come from this set-up in the future

Best 500m run