The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2018-02-02
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
42.959(D)
39.973(D)
17.053(D)
23.207(D)
35.317(D)
79.012(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
Isaac
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
supernan
SeaSkip
Dirty harry
Tiges
Johndog
Bradman
Vonpat
Hajime
Dazman
Average
Sailquik (17371km):
195 days ago
5 categories

Lake George, SA

Yet another fun day on the windy, weedy lake. Tongue out

Got out on the water at about 3pm, but on other peoples gear. Checked out some different sails and boards for a few runs. Laughing

Then rigged my brand New 2018 5.0m Koncept. Looked nice in the grass. Had some runs on the speed board. WOW! The changes we made for this year really shine, in this size especially. Super nice feeling reaching and upwind and especially great drive downwind. I was really chuffed to say the least. I dont think there was any more wind than yesterday when I used the 2017 5.4m, but today I was consistently faster, and the feeling was much nicer. Now I will have to see if I can get a 2018 5.4m as I skipped replacing this size this year. 

The first run was the fastest. After that the wind seemed to ease a bit, but came back slightly at about 6pm. Wind graph at Robe showed the same pattern so I don't think we were imagining it. 

Wind Solid 25, gusting high20's, maybe 30 a few times briefly

Lots of speed runs but didnt try for anything else. Maybe tomorrow..... Laughing

CA40, Fin 18cm, 2018 KA Koncept 5.0m. GW52

 

 



Comments
Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
195 days ago

Smokin Andrew. Well done.

Bradman


VIC
Australia
195 days ago
Nice work Andrew!!! I must get over there soon.
Sailquik


VIC
Australia
195 days ago

Thanks Bradman. Probably not next week as the forecasts look mild and iffy. Long range forecasts have the week after possibly being good again. It'd be great to see you here! Laughing

STROPPO


WA
Australia
195 days ago
Nice speeds Andrew wish I was there!
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
195 days ago

Stroppo, I would love to see what you could do if you were there!

Kimba


SA
Australia
195 days ago

Flying Andrew! You looked super comfy.

Chris Dimond


SA
Australia
195 days ago
Great stuff Andrew!
Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
195 days ago

Man i think you will use up all the wind , better slow down till i get there

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
195 days ago

Great speeds Andrew. Had a ball sailing the last few days, see you again soonCool

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
195 days ago
Smoking quick like always.
Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
195 days ago

well done Daffy Cool

I read your comment about the 2nd diff between 2s and NM..

What MIke is saying and what I think too, is the 2s on the NM not 2s of the day Tongue out

Albany weeds has nothing to do with LG, its WAY thicker and abrasive that LGs, there is at least 4 types in there and will destroy a carbon in 1 session, and will have to reshape your G10 every after every sessions, lot of resistance!! Yell

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
195 days ago

Thanks Sammy. LG weed is MUCH thicker this year. All the new growth is like on steroids! :-) 40 degree weedies are only JUST cutting it at full speed. If you stop in the thick stuff, it is not possible to get going again. It is still fine everywhere else. It is not abrasive like the Albany weed though. Smile

On my 37 kt NM I had a 42 peak. Too many holes between gusts on the south side of the lake but that is where all the weed is. Hardly any weed around Cockies. Cry

Decrepit


WA
Australia
195 days ago

Sammy and I both tried the straight NM, from start to finish. It's a longer run and eliminates the slow start and finish. Trouble is there's some very thick weed 3/4 of the way along the track. We both came close to going over the front, my speed dropped from 35kts to 27kts in 6 seconds.

Sammy had slowy's latest super weedy, huge curved rake and 16cm deep. I had my 55d 18cm starboard assy on.

Yet we'd both gone through weed that didn't look a lot different without feeling it.

dr cam


QLD
Australia
195 days ago

Another super session Andrew-great speeds/so much fun ...!!CoolSmile