Berowne Hlavaty

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2024
  • Australia

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 32.4knots
Average speed
30.06  ( 31.8 31.38 29.19 29.01 28.92 )
  • 100 m run
  • 32.13knots
  • 250 m run
  • 31.26knots
  • 500 m run
  • 29.95knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 27.83knots
  • 1/2 hour speed
  • 17.16knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 14.72knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 21.14knots
  • Distance
  • 55km
  • Duration
  • 01:46:57
  • Windspeed
  • 15 - 252knots
  • Wind direction
  • NE ( 270)

That was an awesome day! Still buzzing! 

  • F4 400 100+3 190 no shim
  • CHS 6.1
  • FMX 91 @ 136cm mast


I went out to Kyeemagh, after work for a great afternoon N/E (lacking the sunshine). 

I rigged my F4 400 foil on 100+3cm fuselage and 190 rear wing with no shim. The foils had all been recently puttyied up and sanded to 2000 grit so this might have helped...!? 

The foil slotted into my trusty FMX 91cm Hyperion board, at the standard 130 setting that proved oh so wrong for this foil! 

I chose to go with the CHS 6.1m foil sail instead of Patrick cross-over 5m as it is a much better foiling sail, and glad I did, although initially I really wanted to change down to a 4.5m! 

Peaking at 30kt gusts the wind was on! I was totally out of control for the first few runs with the mast-base at 130cm so I moved it +5cm forward (remember I usually say to move it 0.5 to 1cm!) and felt in more control, managing a 30.30 run , with 'some' control...  

I had a break on the beach chatting with a few friends, added another +1cm more mast base and by the time I went back out with Jules the wind had dropped back a few knots too. And now it was on! After a few runs with Jules, we lined up next to each other and as I sailed past under 4m away I yelled out "Send IT!" and turned downwind... accelerating... accelerating... accelerating and just kept going... Sail taught on the outhaul and well trimmed, feet pushing down on the rail, but also a bit forward urging the board straight ahead rather than just fighting sideways.... and the trim was awesome, no touchdowns, riding smooth, fast, and felt ... well scared,... but actually enjoying the thrill and knowing I was on the edge, but IN CONTROL! WOW! 

What a setup, FMX, F4 and CHS are a great combination! 

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Seems the best speeds were actually AWAY from the runway!