The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2017-11-30
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Isaac
31.49(D)
28.017(D)
14.76(D)
21.682(D)
22.717(D)
89.467(D)
Sailquik
34.313(D)
31.634(D)
14.816(D)
24.748(D)
25.062(D)
42.055(D)
Vonpat
26.046(D)
23.873(D)
8.487 [PB](D)
16.758 [PB](D)
17.098 [PB](D)
38.547 [PB](D)
kato
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
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
supernan
SeaSkip
Dirty harry
Tiges
Johndog
Bradman
Hajime
Average32.9029.8314.7923.2223.8965.76
Isaac (8388km):
49 days ago

Mallacoota, VIC, AU  ne sea breeze



Sailquik (15561km):
49 days ago
4 categories

Mallcoota, Vic.

Best fun I have had on the water for a LONG time! Laughing

Drove from Sale to Mallacoota on the promise of a big Nor-Easter. Left Sale 10.30am. Arrived Coota 2.30pm to see Dale coming to get me in his boat. Scrambled to get some gear and all the bits and peices together and into the boat. Somehow lost my downhaul puller, dropped a couple of fin screws in the water and forgot to take a UJ. Duh!

Started rigged and found I was missing UJ so Gary voluntered his spare base. Then I found that without my UJ I could not get the base out of my board, so Gary to the rescue again lending me Dale's 97L JP slalom. Smile Big thanks Dale - it's a good'n. 

Took wind reading: 12-15 knots. The other boys were on 6.6's so I rigged 6.2m and took off. All good and trying to get used to the short Delta type fin again.

A few good runs and the wind was gradually increasing and getting more consistent. Got to where I max. downdhauled my 6.2m and pulled on a fair bit of outhaul. 18-22 knots and flying! I would certainly have enjoyed the 5.8m more by this stage, and probably been faster, but I was having a ball anyway.

Long reaches right next to the sand bar in 21-25cm of water. Same depth pretty much everywhere. Only touched the bottom a couple of times in stalled gybes, but even then it was insignificant. Could maybe have used a 22 cm fin but that would have been the max depth for safety I think. Just below my knee caps deep in most of it and a few cm shallower in a few spots at the ends.

When I derigged I did a wind check and it was very consistent 20-22 with one short puff to 26 and a few short lulls to 16kts. Just 2 hours and that was good as we are probably going to do it all again tomorrow. Tongue out

Great to finally sail this spot on the NNE. It really is a sesational spot, apart from needing a boat ride to get there. Now the Lake seems to be closed, it will be pretty much the same depth all the time. No need to watch tides. This spot has definitly got mid 40's prospects or more. The other side of the sandbar will be also sensational in the big WSW gales. On the right day, high 40's are a very real prospect there.

I would rate this a among the top 6 speed spots in Australia, (that I have experienced) and in the top 3 for the highest speed potential. Other 2: Sandy Point and LG.

I think the boat ride should keep the crowds at bay. Wink

JP97 slalom (2008?). Black Project 25 (20cm) Weed 50. KA Koncept 6.2m.

 

 



Vonpat (70km):
48 days ago

Mallcoota, Vic.

Posted for Vonpat by Sailquik.



Comments
Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
49 days ago
👍👍
Sailquik


VIC
Australia
49 days ago

Some photos from my video Goggles (which unfortunately had a full SD card and would not record video - Duh!  Yell

Looking back accross the lake to Mallacoota:

fangman


WA
Australia
49 days ago

Just had a look on GE as well Daffy. Looks brilliant and almost an unnaturally straight line sandbar - good find! Cool

 
Chinaman


VIC
Australia
48 days ago

Ssssssh .... nice!!🖒

Ado


VIC
Australia
48 days ago

Nice one! Daffy and Gary. If you want to experience flat, I reckon the weed banks at Sanctuary Point are the flattest water I've ever sailed - literally glass falt, but to go really fast we need that once or twice a year 35 knot north easter because the wind is 10 knots less in the weed banks. I'm sailing it today with Keefsta, although we're only expecting 30 knots. Wink 

Would love to sail Coota with you next time.

Decrepit


WA
Australia
48 days ago

looks fantastic Andrew, thanks for sharing

Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
47 days ago
Vonpat. At last you have got yourself on the scoreboard. Big things to come on the PB front. 🤗