Shoal Bay

Belmont, Auckland, New Zealand

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Maiden sail of the Carbon Art 120L 245cmx80cm

Shoal Bay, Belmont
Windsurfing: Speed
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Tuesday. March 21. 2017
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Wind Direction: SW Wind Strength: powered   using 6.6 - 7.0m sail. Swell Direction: Swell Size: nonexistent Tide: - Falling.

Finally some wind to try out my 2008 Carbon Art slalom board 120L 245cm x 80cm. Picked it on Trademe for a bargain to be my foil board but thought I should try and sail it before my foil arrives to get a feel for sailing such a big wide board. Rigged 7.0 Naish Boxer twin cam and went out with the GPS so see how fast this thing can go. The wind was 15-20knots and I was full power. The board is so wide it's like sailing a door! I kooked a few gybes as it is pretty different beast to turnaround but started to get a bit more aggressive and carve a few step gybes. Did a few burns across the bay against Marcus who was kiting. I managed to catch him and over take. Then fanged up wind into the harbour to turn around and do a speed run back. Managed to sail 26km and hit max 52.3kmph /27 knots which felt pretty fast. It will interesting to see how the board goes with a foil...

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