Eastbourne

Wellington, New Zealand

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Mast cam test

Eastbourne, Wellington
Windsurfing: Speed
3 pm - 5 pm Monday. January 5. 2009
my rating 4 star rating
Wind Direction: N Wind Strength: powered   using 6.1 - 6.5m sail. Swell Direction: Swell Size: nonexistent Tide: High - Falling.

Made the call for Eastborne and slalom gear as Plimi didn't look promising. A good call!

Mucked around for ages setting up the helmet cam on the mast - ended up cable tying it half way up by making two small puncture holes in the luff sleeve for the ties to go through. Recording unit nicely lodged in the boom cutout. All good.

Using my 6.5, I was fully powered up verging on overpowered for the entire session - max speed on every run! Would have loved to have a GPS. The chop wasn't too bad so it was fairly easy to stay in control.

Gybes were a different matter - dumping the power needed real commitment forward to lay down the sail. Managed most of them though, although there were some wobbly moments!

Pretty pleased with the mast camera footage for the first go at it. The angle is cool and you get a real sensation of the speed. The camera fogged up for some reason so the footage isn't anywhere near as clear as I'd like - will need to work on that. (Check out the footage on the the Youtube link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ha6gAwJARiA - click "View In High Quality" at the bottom right of the viewing screen for best results...)

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05.01.09 10.44 pm
Nice one! Looks almost surreal sometimes with a halo around the white board blasting through space!

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