The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2010-11-30
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Sailquik
37.06(D)
35.003(D)
22.497(D)
25.989(D)
27.936(D)
78.611(D)
kato
33.93(D)
32.79(D)
22.127(D)
24.621(D)
26.977(D)
462.423(D)
Matthew Robertson
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Peter Johnston
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Isaac
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
supernan
SeaSkip
Dirty harry
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Vonpat
Hajime
Dazman
Troppo
Average35.5033.9022.3125.3127.46270.52
Sailquik (18907km):
3187 days ago
3 categories

Had to come down and back up Craig on his distance record attempt!

Got on the water a bit late at what was supposed to be low tide but the tide continued to drop for another hour! 16-25 knots of Easterly wind with a touch of ESE in it sometimes. Started on 5.7m Koncept and IS87 with 28cm Lessacher Duo Speed Weed fin. Ist hour was reasonable but I had to Gybe fall in's and then a big tailwalk/short flight/sudden stop moment. Wind was increasing in the gusts but about the same in the lulls. After the first hour I chanced to CA50, Koncept 5m and 25cm Lessacher Duo Weed Speed. I was a bit under in the lulls but fater and more secure in the gusts. Best Hour and Alpha was on the IS87 and 5.7m. Top speeds were on the CA50 and 5m.

After 3 hrs I was pretty stuffed and the tide was rushing in so I quite to become Craig's Pit Crew Laughing

Nice to finally have a sail this month! Undecided

As I type this it is almost midnight and Craig is still going with full lighting rig, LED's marking the sandbars, and is well past 400 km's. Cool



kato (26957km):
3185 days ago
4 categories

Details latter,body good,brain fuzzy. The distance will change to reflect the ave between the two gps

Brain still fuzzy, body sore but functional but carn,t sleep, too tired

Started the day at 4am and was at the Pit by 5am ,rigged 4 sails and as the AB is no longer seaworthy the only option was the Carbon Art Sl 52. Got everything ready but forgot the wind, gusty ESE at about 0 to 15 and very big holes, I was thinking that Dave had nobbled the weather. The kitter was happy; he was off to the surf for some downwinders.

 

 He was off the water in ½ hr as the wind filled in and I could be powered up with the 7.5. Spent a few hrs on this combo, heavy but it worked. Having the inlet full meant that I could truck long 4 k runs until you start hitting the bottom and it all ends it tears. Met one of our “Cobbler” fish and he speared something into my big toe ,turned it red and sore for a few hrs As the tide went out the channel was filled with standing waves with no back. NO Fun. I moved to the 6.6 at low tide when Daffy arrived with some better wind. Great to have him out there with me pushing the 1hrs and Alphas. He ran out of legs and it was just me and the wildlife and with dusk approaching started getting ready for the night sailing. The set up of the bank leds took some time and had to be adjusted as the tide went out. Smashed into a few weed banks as they don’t show up well in the Ay-Up Lights.

 

 Ran the 5.8 through to the 7.5 as the wind backed away. Daffy kept popping back to check how I was going and that I was still above the water. I really think he was coming back to do doughnuts while no-one was around. I broke a harness line just before dark and a boom as I was pumping the board onto the plane at 11.30ish. A slow swim across the boat hole entrance and a long walk back to the car. Rest time. New boom and a toilet stop had me cold and tired and the ks had stalled at 490 and so had the wind. Time for a Nanna Nap for an hr or so. Restarted at 4am with the wind, 5.8 time and flying. Stuffed by 7am with the tide racing in I quickly threw everything into the trailer, while Daffy copied the cards.

 

 I think that it is possible to do a 600k and at 7pm I had 400+ and I tend to ave 33k per hr and a session, but our friends the Dutch are very good at distance stuff and with 20 hrs of daylight they could do an 800hr 24hr. So hurry up Dave lets make it hard for them.Tongue out

This is this first part of the 24hr challenge 6.30am to 12 midnight total distance was 553.5km 

 

I will post some pics and vid at some stage

 

Equipment used

Sl 52 (The best board ever)

Ka Koncept 7.5, 6.6, 5.8

Fins C3 34 and 30(Thanks Hagger)

Ay-Up Lights

 



Comments
Hardie


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

OMG you guyz could steal the Spring Cup at the death knockSurprised

Bender


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

NutterSurprised that kato!!Wink

Pointman


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

If he sails past midnight does it still count? Tongue out

Seriously what a freak!! Wink

nebbian


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Midnight is the cutoff... Might have to request the track just to make sure!  Daylight saving may well play a part as well Laughing

Respect to the man, that is so nuts that it has to be a windsurfer doing it.  Awesome!

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Nebs, its still November at GPSTC HQ for another couple of hours! Laughing

At midnight he had over 460 kms up. Takin a rest for a half an hour and forging on. Cool

 

He's going for the 550-600kms mark for the WGPSSSR 24 hr distance record. The wind died a bit between 10pm and midnight which put him a bit behind schedule, but seems to have filled in again now (1am). He was struggling to keep planning with his 7.5m for a while and didn't make much distance then.

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

By my rough calculation Craigs 466km's and my pathetic in comparison 78km's gives us 272km ave. which may just knock off the distance for this month. Wink

The NM will not improve for us on Craig and my efforts though so I think the Taswegiens might still just get the big silver cup. Smile

evets


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Thanks for the news Andrew, I look forward to seeing Katos #s and write up when he gets off the waterCool

I am at work on night shift and keep checking the site to see if there are some #s to gasp atLaughing

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

Far out, can't wait to see the final numbers ...  OMG!! 

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

WOW, yep could see night sailing happening one day. Well done Kato, watch out on the next full moon.

Drift


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Awesome effort Kato!...respect!

evets


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

I hope the wind came back up at midnight. Maybe he is still sailingSurprised

nebbian


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

With all those lights perhaps a giant squid got hungry?  Tongue out  (We need a clown face smiley)

Old Salty


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Man Machine at it again.  This has been a long time goal for Kato.  Go man go

nebbian


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

FFFAAAAAARRRRR out brussels sprout Surprised

Red


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Kato - your bloody mad - normally with people like you at work we sedate and restrain them - once again - BLOODY MAD!Tongue out

Well Done!

evets


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Bleeding 'eck Craig, fantastic effortCool

Easty


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

You deserve a day off Kato, bloody amazing effort.

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

Fantastic Effort, well done!

Jacques Kint


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Well done Kato, thats an awesome effort, you have well and truly earnt that no. 1 individual Ranking for the yearCool 

Choco


SA
Australia
3187 days ago

WTF!! WOW!

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

HUUUUGGGEEE, I wonder if he is going straight off to work. Fantastic effort mate.

Mux


QLD
Australia
3187 days ago

Awesome effort , well done Kato Laughing.

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Just got back to work after spending all night at the Pit. Undecided Ran Craigs files through GPS-Results and got these interesting figures:

Craigs total is over a bit more than 24 hrs. He started sailing at 7.15 am and finised at 7.30 the next day. I ran the best 24 hrs in GPS-Results and got 540.9 km's with an average speed of 12.17 knots.

His best 12 hours was from 8.18am to 8.18pm where he covered 383.4 km at an average speed of 17.21 knots. Surprised

More to come when I get a chance to run files through RealSpeed as well.

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3187 days ago

Nice Alpha Kato, and oh it seems the decimal point is in the wrong place for the 55.35km you did yesterdayWink

PS -Amazing effort and I hope the body is still talking to the brain.  Never thought Dave's record would be bettered for a long time.

Elmo


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Craig Huge respect for such a sessionCool

Definately deserving of an MBA

Mad Bastard Award

Firiebob


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Surprised Big respect Kato, not only for distance but time and effort, congrats Cool

Big effort for you too Andrew, watching some clown for hours going back and forth in the cold dark night Smile

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

Well done Kato, amazing effort.  Can't wait to hear more on how you went.  Bloody awesome!!  Same day that I did my 500+ last year!!

Bender


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Respect kato!!!SurprisedCool

Hardie


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

LEGEND KATO

Carl Macdonald


SA
Australia
3187 days ago

SurprisedAwesome Work Kato!  It must have been a long day and night - for Daffy tooSmile

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

nice one kato great effort.I wonder what dave will do now.

Herby


QLD
Australia
3187 days ago

Amazing session   ....Big Congrats from Lyn and Herby....Innocent/Cool.

Anthony Perkins


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

well done mate,that will get you, your parking spot back at the pit

Slowboat


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

nutter

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

 

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

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VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

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VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

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VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Larko


NSW
Australia
3187 days ago

Thats just awesome Craig!!!!!!!!!!!

Mike Sinclair


Sth Is
New Zealand
3187 days ago

Sick puppy,...... he even looks old enough to know better!

Well done, keep up with the pills and ointment. Laughing

Mr Love


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Complete Nutter!!!!!!!  Well done mate.

 

Now Spotty and I sailed testerday as well,Laughing but no GPS worn between usFrown

kato


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Thanks everyone Embarassed Its taken a lot of missed attempts to get this one. I do like the MBA idea, my wife agrees to that one, Dave,s turn now i might set out for a bit Wink

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Amazing effort, especially the night sailing! Congratulations.

I'd like to know more details about the lighting please...

Shelby


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Each insane kato session is better than the lastTongue out

Awesome effort by the pair of youCool

Jez


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

Brilliant, well done! Smile

Mineral


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Super human effort, well planned by the sounds of it.CoolCranking into a few things in the dark would have made the hair stand up a tad, I bet. Laughing You deserve every accolade sent, for punching the boundary’s so hard, once again, huge effort, just bloody huge..

nebbian


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

While this is a stupendous effort, unfortunately the GPS Team Challenge rules require that sessions be split by date...

I'm not sure how to handle this one.

Jman


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

Great effort! 

Dan


Sth Is
New Zealand
3187 days ago

Solid effort. Bets the 20km of pumping i did today......WOW

Johno


TAS
Australia
3187 days ago

Well done Kato we knew you were up for it I hope you have'nt awoken Dave the sleeping tiger Wink 

Elmo that must be 3 or 4 special medals now for that very select group

Scope


Sth Is
New Zealand
3187 days ago

huge effort well done

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

Nebbian said: While this is a stupendous effort, unfortunately the GPS Team Challenge rules require that sessions be split by date...

I'm not sure how to handle this one.

Which not only splits the performance between days, but between months also...

kato


VIC
Australia
3187 days ago

"Well done Kato we knew you were up for it I hope you have'nt awoken Dave the sleeping tiger Wink "

It was the only way we could keep him away from the Pit and our speed strip Wink

Elmo


WA
Australia
3187 days ago

It was one session, please don't split it

Luc Salomons


N
Netherlands
3187 days ago

Respect from a Dutchie Surprised who isn't good at distance at all; for all the other Dutch guys; this is going to be tough to beat.Cool

xbraun


N
Netherlands
3186 days ago

This is huge !!! Will be very hard for every one on the world to beat this, and i agree, please don't split the track ! Respect from a really cold and icy Holland.... this is what you call focus and dedication !!!!!

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3186 days ago

No doubt this is a massive effort. Does that now mean in the future you can sail an 8 hour day go to bed wake up and sail for another 8 hours as long as its in a 24 hour period.

Normski


Engl-S
Great Britain
3186 days ago

KATO....very well done.  Me thinks that record will stand for some time!

JAK


VIC
Australia
3186 days ago

Absolutely awesome!!!

Hamma


SA
Australia
3186 days ago

Crazy bugger!! well done.

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
3186 days ago

Awesome Craig! That is truly a superhuman effort, an amazing feat of endurance! Completely and utterly bonkers WinkTongue out but still deserving of huge respect!

Rossco


QLD
Australia
3186 days ago

Awesome effort Kato, big congrats. Lights, camera, action for sure.

Haggar


QLD
Australia
3186 days ago

Wow, thats awesome Kato, could never even imagine sailing that long. Offcourse I think it was because of those great fins you have : )

Spotty


VIC
Australia
3186 days ago

Nice one, but did you start seeing pink elephants towards the end?

Vando


QLD
Australia
3186 days ago

nah flying pigs Laughing

awsome effort kato ya mad buggerWink

Decrepit


WA
Australia
3186 days ago

Fantastic effort Craig.

I think this will stand as the most distance in 24hrs for a long time.

But as Nebs says, this is what the rules state.

Rules:

No limit to number of members per team.
No limit to teams per state.
The competition is teams vs teams based.
To qualify for a team session, at least two team members must have sailed that day and recorded results. Individual results alone, will not be counted towards a team session. Using only the best team members to post a result is not in the spirit of the challenge.
Sessions will be defined as windsurfing sessions by team members on the same date, however, the location can be different for different team members.

I don't think it's a good idea to start changing the rules mid stream, or making a special case because of an outstanding effort.

evets


WA
Australia
3186 days ago

Just how many in the GTC would eve consider trying to beat that ..... I can think of a dozen wirthout even tryingWink

lao shi


WA
Australia
3186 days ago

Kato you are truly the maddest bugger in GPSTC! Awesome performance.Cool

Dave M


SA
Australia
3186 days ago

Simply Stunning.. The Man  !!

Armand van Renssen


MID
Netherlands
3186 days ago

Insane!!! Wow, very good performance! I think this will be really hard to beat! For sure NL Team Horst will give it a try when its summer in about 6 months with a decent NW wind Wink. Pfff, 553,5km, just thinking about it makes my hands hurt hahahaha Cool

Warrior


North
Croatia
3186 days ago

CONGRATS !!!

no words to say total respect

Manfred


N
Netherlands
3186 days ago

That's just bizar, brilliant effort Craig!!!

Michel Meijer


MID
Netherlands
3186 days ago

Well done Kato. At the moment we can't compete since its -8 and the water is solid but for sure some Horst members wil give it a go when the conditions are right. So Santa please give us the 21th of June 25 hours of a solid steady NW 5-6bft on Horst, 750 could be done but the main question is will you be able to come home. The pain, the suffering....

Monty


VIC
Australia
3186 days ago

Brilliant effort Craig. Huge congratulations.

Peter Cutts


Engl-E
Great Britain
3186 days ago

Bloody amazing -- well done mate !!!

Stephen Squirrell


Engl-E
Great Britain
3186 days ago

Well done what a top session :) but spare a thought for us in the UK,covered in snow and temperatures of 0 degrees :( thats my windsurfing over until the spring I'm thinking !!!!

I think your distance record is fairly safe as I  just don't have the venue :( or the strength !!!!!  :)

Enjoy the rest of your summer and wishing you good winds !!!!

Magnus


QLD
Australia
3186 days ago

Awesome distanceCool

Obelix


WA
Australia
3186 days ago

Wow...SurprisedSurprisedSurprisedSurprisedSurprised

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
3186 days ago

faaarke thats crasy Cool, whats next Undecided????

Who is going to try to crack this one? not me...

Great job Kato like always Wink I knew you was a machine, but that extrem stuff Surprised

Jut Superb alpha Daffy Cool, I keep dreaming of it Wink

PEKA


South
Croatia
3186 days ago

you are the man!congratulations on brilliant effort!Cool

to me it looks hard to make that distance in 48 hours!Wink

 

Rakker


Flan
Belgium
3185 days ago

Great done Kato,respectSurprised

kato


VIC
Australia
3185 days ago

Thanks everyone Embarassed

I,m going to amend this post to reflect our gps team challenge rules and split it into 2 days. The challenge was a personal one to see how far i could sail in 24hrs. I still think a 600+ is possible at the Pit and i just might start the next one at midnight Tongue out Who wants to join me Smile

Adi


South
Croatia
3185 days ago

Absolutely brilliant and amazing! Respect!

Russell Dowd


TAS
Australia
3185 days ago

 

Fantastic effort Kato

I think you have started a new sport night windsurfingSmile

I think boards will start to be designed with headlights built into them.

About time for the next revolution in the sport. The boards couldl be called the nightrider

KA could develop glow sails. I will buy one!!

 

Cheers Russ

 

Astrid


QLD
Australia
3185 days ago

Absolutely INCREDIBLE, I didn't think anyone would better Dave's kms for a long while but this is just madness.  My 149km in one day seems absolutely insignificant compared to this, awesome, awesome effort, I just would like to get to 200 in a day and I would be happy.

Warrior


North
Croatia
3185 days ago

why you low the distance today ?

yesterday was 550+ km ???

nebbian


WA
Australia
3185 days ago

Hey Warrior,

Our rules say that the all the numbers (including distance) have to be done on the same date -- and Kato sailed through the night.

The 550 k's is the total distance in 24 hours, but 462 is the distance travelled in one day.

evets


WA
Australia
3184 days ago

Let's not loose sight of both numbers being hugeCool

Peter Vernet


MID
Netherlands
3180 days ago

I just saw this message now .

Deep respect Kato for this. You where realy good prepared for this super session . AMAZING

To bad we didn't had good winds for long distance overhere this year in the 8 weeks time frame around our longest day (21 june).

The longest distance i ever did  was in 2009 ,see http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/?mnu=user&val=55942&uid=429  , i did in 13 ouhrs  total time.

So Again WELL DONE Kato.