The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2015-03-27
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
kato
45.437(D)
43.66(D)
10.41(D)
21.119(D)
25.194(D)
42.85(D)
Peter Johnston
41.112(D)
38.999(D)
5.1(D)
17.125(D)
17.985(D)
28(D)
Sailquik
45.641(D)
42.951(D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
23.72(D)
Mathew Robertson
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Average45.5443.317.7619.1221.5935.43
kato (29402km):
2036 days ago
3 categories

Another fun day at the Pit with Daffy and Pete. Amazing autum so far. Laughing

Ca 40, Koncept 5.8, Ka/Loc 20 Assy and 8kg of lead



Peter Johnston (6937km):
2036 days ago

Nice day at the Pit with a few regulars, some Southerly Busters, and a few newies and some good squalls. Great to blow out the cobwebs.

Glad to break the 40knot hoodoo which seems to have hung over me, but disappointed at being so off the pace of Daffy and Kato. I'm certain that those Busters were taping weed to my fin! Wink

F2 Missile XS w KA Assy 20cm and 5m KA Koncept.



Sailquik (21245km):
2036 days ago
3 categories

Another great day speeding.

We arrived just after dawn to find an extreme high tide and we could not get into the inlet. We finally got in at about 9.45.

Everything looked very good and the wind looked 35+. I went with the 5.4m 2015 KA Koncept and the Tribal 16.5 assy anyhow. As Craig said, "go big or go home"! Laughing

I got an easy start from the top of the course which is a really good sign because the dunes protect this area a lot now making it hard to start unless you are really powered up.

Turned in under full power after the dunes and it was a case of just 'hang on'!

Got the the best angle just as a big gust arived. The accelleration was great but it was super rough and I was quickly in trouble with the tiny fin and it let go. Thankfully these fins are really we behaved when they ventilate and the board crabbed at very high speed over the chop for 40-50m before I realised I was not going to get it back so I bailed out. I wondered why the landing was so violent until I saw the 46 peak on my GPS! I might have got a glimpse of the possible benefits of super ventilation fins! LOL!

The next runs were in less wind and there were a string of 43 peaks and 42 10's. My timing was terrible now as the wind eased back. There was a squall almost every time I was walking back and then it was soft for the runs.

After about 7 runs I decided to do some tuning and experimenting and downhauled the sail a LOT more (2cm?). It was interesting. Easy when on the run-in but switched off suddenly when broad and didn't seem to have the lift I was looking for at the end of the course. I backed it off about 1cm and it still felt nicer on the run in, but was pulling better on the course and I was getting about 1 knot higher peak speeds. It think I have found the sweet spot.

I also tried the 20cm KA assy fin for comparison and it was very easy to power when tight but didn't seem as slippery at the best angle at the end of the course. By now the end of the course was a lot less rough but am sure it would have been better eariler in the extreme chop. In hindsight, I think the 18cm Tribal assy may have been the best compromise choice today.

I rigged my 5.4m on my normal 4m (slightly bottom cut) rdm today, but used a 15cm tip extension instead of base extension. The head twisted better and the sail felt faster and sweeter with a lower COE and reacting to the gusts better. I think this setup suits my weight better. (+5kg in the vest).

 

There was a lot of walking in that 27kms and my legs are feeling it tonight! Laughing

 

EDIT: I guess the wind was around the 30 knots most of the time after the first run, but there were occaisional squalls to 35 if you could be in the right place at the right time, which I mostly wasn't! Laughing

 

Great so sail with PeterJ, Kato, Dazza, Andrew and a couple of others new to the 'Pit' today. It was a classic speed day of the type we just live for! Tongue out



Comments
STROPPO


WA
Australia
2036 days ago

Super speeds Kato welldoneCool

Super speeds 2 Peter and Andrew and a great read thanksCoolCool

dr cam


QLD
Australia
2035 days ago

Great numbers Kato -must be an awesome feeling...!!!Very nice Daffy & great write up as always ...Well done Peter -any day over 41 is one to be proud of !!CoolSmile

 Where was Vando& the Lear Jet !!Laughing

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
2036 days ago

Nice one Kato ...Cool

Full Bogan


SA
Australia
2036 days ago

Great speeds kato

SeaSkip


VIC
Australia
2036 days ago

Jealous much, well done guys. What sort of wind were you getting?

Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
2036 days ago

Holy Moly. Well done guys.

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
2036 days ago

CoolCool fantastic Kato and Daff , you done it again ah ah ah, excellent

Very happy for you Andrew Wink, top stuff bod, sorted that sail too lol

Well done Pet Cool, I think you cld have rounded that 999 Wink

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
2036 days ago

I carried two cameras with me this morning. A yumcha GoPro and a small waterproof digital camera. Both went flat almost immediatly! Arrrggghhh! Yell

I just found I got 3 photos from the camera though which might be interesting. 

Dazza rigged up and ready!

halfway back after the first run I stopped to take some pics of Kat0, Dazza and PJ launching.

 

 

Anthony Perkins


TAS
Australia
2036 days ago

Nice work guys 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
2036 days ago

Looks like it was a good day!

Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
2036 days ago

Awesome day 

kato


VIC
Australia
2036 days ago
Thanks all. I'm getting better at being relaxed at high speed. Ill post some video latter
Captain bogan


SA
Australia
2035 days ago
Well done guys 😎
Vando


QLD
Australia
2035 days ago

Smoking guys wish i was there.Cool

SaltyNic


VIC
Australia
2035 days ago

AMAZING!!! Cool

Gabe


NSW
Australia
2035 days ago

Great numbers there gentlemen with killer speeds Kato and Andrew. Well done!!The hard work paid off.

Send some of that wind up here please. We're in the doldrums up here. 

Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
2035 days ago

Top shelf Pitters.Smile