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andrewc



Joined: 30 Jun 1997
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject: AWT in PSC goes off.. Reply with quote

The AWT event in PSC was a great success, despite a slow start to the wind and waves.
The surf was pretty weak for the first few days, and the wind was late every day, but Wed-Friday had classic 4.7-5.2 conditions with occasional head-high sets at the point and bowl. Amazing to see the Pros like Levi ripping it.
Matt Pritchard must have a direct line to the wind and wave gods as every call he made on when to run heats was spot on.
Anyone who can sail out through the waves and make an outside gybe can enter an AWT and not be embarrassed. The amateurs are the backbone of these contests.
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eghoffman



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but you need to be a local to win the Grand Masters! Congrats!
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andrewc



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, we would sneak into the Solo campo every night and cut everyone's down and outhauls.... have to win somehow!
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spennie



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try putting clear box-sealing tape on their fins next time.
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sailwave



Joined: 11 May 2000
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Location: Redwood City, CA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spennie wrote:
Try putting clear box-sealing tape on their fins next time.
What is the result of sealing tape on the fin, uncontrolable spin out I hope? Sounds like a fun gag.
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andrewc



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

back on topic, what was pretty interesting was the rise of the 4-batten wave sail like the Maui Sails Mutant and Naish Boxer ( rig 4 sails on a 370 mast!). They seem to work pretty well in DTL conditions. The guys were free-sailing and ripping up the head-high+ bombora like I have never seen. The speed of the transitions they were making on the wave face would embarrass a gifted short-board surfer.
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