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GuyT



Joined: 13 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:34 pm    Post subject: My Gorge Stats 2019 Reply with quote

Just for my friend Scott, a local who apparently loves my statistics, my windsurfing stats for my Summer 2019 in The Gorge, with the usual lovely wife.

This is us Wink :



So, from May 23 to September 3, we sailed 89 days out of 104 (85%), about what we get form year to year since 2000.

But where 2019 really shines is the number of good Gorge Winds days. Here's the percentage of time spend on the water by our sails:



Sylvie was on a 4.2 or smaller 77% of the time, that's a least 15% more than her average. In fact, she used her 2.9 this year more than the past 3 years combined!

So what was the best month this year? June, hands down. Here are the numbers (made June a 31 days month, by starting it May 31):



And here's the sail usage for each month:





On a personal level, I think my wife improved her high wind skills and swell riding this year. I keep mowing the lawn, whatever the conditions. In fact I did 8,789 km on the river. That's 5461 miles. But hey, like Mick Jagger once sang:

"It's only back and forth, but I like it". Smile
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sailnbike



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting!
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surfersteve



Joined: 24 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:22 am    Post subject: you don't say? Reply with quote

Don't tell anyone your secret launch sites. Word around here is the wind quality sucked this year. Ask anyone at the Hatch yesterday.
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GuyT



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

surfersteve wrote:
Don't tell anyone your secret launch sites. Word around here is the wind quality sucked this year. Ask anyone at the Hatch yesterday.


Sailed mostly at The Hatchery, this year (60%). Very few heat waves this year, so my favorite light to moderate secret spot (Viento) didn't work to well. Also, less windy days in the Far East in June than usual.

For the wind quality. we had a weird system over our heads in July that messed with the wind, but other than that, I had a lot of good days this year. But, that's the Gorge, the best and the worst, and sometimes on the same day.
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windgypsy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting all that, Iíve always admired how dedicated you too are to getting it but thatís really impressive. And itís not just Scott that likes seeing your stats I think a lot of us appreciate it Iíll buy you a beer next year, look me up Iím in the white sprinter van
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U2U2U2



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Location: Shipsterns Bluff, Tasmania. Colorado

PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Mate.
All stats and water photo great. I was looking for one of Slyvie.
Hope to see you in April.


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wdsurf



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Stats Reply with quote

Way to go Guy!we were there during that winter like low was off the coast still had some great days!see you in Hatteras in the spring.did you get the Flikka?
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merriam



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with all here. Like your fun positive attitude (attitude is everything!) I'll also buy you a beer next summer. I'm in the other white sprinter van.
tom
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GuyT



Joined: 13 Sep 2002
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
Cheers Mate.
All stats and water photo great. I was looking for one of Slyvie.
Hope to see you in April.
Gary


Thanks everyone for the nice replies.

Gary, hope to see you too in Cape Hatteras next spring.

Here's another picture of Sylvie (it is a nick name, her real name is "Planchette"). It pretty much sums up what June was like for her: overpowered on a 2.9. Smile

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pirat



Joined: 02 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome. And jealous. I only get out 10-15 times a YEAR.

I'm at the point where every session feels like either the best ever, or the worst. Luckily, even the worst day on the water is still a good day. (Viento is my go-to spot because it's closest, and it's fun to be totally alone.)

Good post.

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