The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2018-02-19
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Pip (Old codger)
26.495(D)
24.6 [PB](D)
8.458(D)
6.652(D)
21.737 [PB](D)
31.776(D)
supernan
24.774(D)
23.136(D)
11.484(D)
14.319(D)
20.078 [PB](D)
34.742(D)
Bradman
27.24(D)
23.929(D)
11.199(D)
16.522(D)
15.257(D)
38.6(D)
Isaac
39.159(D)
35.949(D)
11.777(D)
19.803(D)
29.355(D)
45.18(D)
Sailquik
41.822(D)
40.349(D)
18.318(D)
24.139(D)
34.748(D)
83.271(D)
kato
40.918(D)
38.382(D)
24.767(D)
24.523(D)
34.033(D)
583.549 [PB](D)
Matthew Robertson
40.529(D)
38.22(D)
17.728(D)
23.795(D)
33.822(D)
61.8(D)
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Peter Johnston
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
SeaSkip
Dirty harry
Tiges
Johndog
Vonpat
Hajime
Dazman
Average41.3739.3721.5424.3334.39333.41
Pip (Old codger) (3010km):
217 days ago

Lake George, SA, AU



supernan (2767km):
217 days ago

Lake George, SA, AU



Bradman (1489km):
217 days ago

Port Melbourne, Vic, AU. Sandridge Beach.

Wind big South Easterly 20-35kts. Nice swell/6ft chop rolling in.

Goya 92 Quad, Goya Guru 4.2m.

Wish i was at Lake George!



Isaac (9280km):
217 days ago

lake george      fun sail     



Sailquik (17371km):
217 days ago
5 categories

Lake George SA. 

Fun day at the Weedy Lake.Smile

LOT's of sailors with big smiles on their faces. Laughing

The wind was here early, but being old and wise (or is that decrepit?) I chose to wait for the wind to fill in after midday. It certainly did, to a solid high 20's to 30 knots for a while.

I used 40 degree fins all day! Laughing

I actually went to try Maree's BP Kestral late in the arvo, but just as I tried the wind died put and I was nearly marooned in the middle of the lake. Lucky to get a slight gust to get back.

Nice to get some faster peaks seeds today, but even nicer to get a 40 5x. I seemed to have hit a wall where I was doing 40.9 peak speeds and 40 10 sec averaes. At least it was consistent.

I gave the 16cm Lessacher Duo rake 40 a good workout today and got my best peak speed on it. Solid as a rock! Not the slightest hint of letting go or misbehaviour.  Agter a couple of hours I changed to the Tribal 17 but by then the wind was past peak. The sightly bigger fin was crabbing less upwind, but very similar speeds.

I had to change my start/launch spot becasue if the shallow water and tick weed, Needed to get planning before I hit the thick weed, but then the fins cut right trough it. otherwise i had to drag weed until I came to where it was just below the surface and then I could clear it and go. As long as I did a big arc at speed, I could gybe in the thickest weed.

The 2018 5m Koncept worked a treat. Magic sail!

Again I found a fin line between going too broad and running out of wind on the speed runs. That is not so much of and issue when the wind is over 30 knots.

Looks like that is the best of it for a week or more, but we might get a mellow session today.

CAsp40, 2018 KA Koncept. Lessacher 16cm LW Duo rake 40 and then Tribal 17cm.



kato (25100km):
216 days ago
3 categories

Lake George, SA, AU

Part 2...

Dawn arrived and no sunrise and very little wind Frown. Disapointed not to a sunrise but I had an awsome sail the the cover of stars with some great speed runs on the CASl 66. I'm goning to claim the fastest speed 2 and 5x10 sec runs at night Tongue out. Great fun zipping along the the dark with just a faint glow to see by. Ever caught a fish while adjusting the boom, the light attracted it to the sail and it swam up and onto the sail. I though about catching it and putting it in Matt's car who was having a snooze back at the start point. Just couldn't carry it. Laughing

Wind kicked in by by dawn and got some realy consistant 1 hrs and started to rack up some quick Kms, getting back on schedual to brake Denis's record. Wind still incresing and moved down a board and sail and maintained great speeds . Body at this stage was feeling fit, left hip and bit sore but sore before I started. Feet a few holes but hands great as I rested one a bit each run. Kept eating the Gels on the run.

The wind kept increasing and I ran out of rigged sails and small boards. Had my first rest at 2pm as Matt very genoursly rigged my 5m sail to sail on the speed board.

The idea of sailing the last 250kms on the speedboard didn't really appeal to me but as the wind was now 25/30 there was no option. Ran down to the speed course and had a ball but my reaction time was a bit shot and had a few big offs. One of the offs removed the GPS pack off the camel pack.

I'd just lost 2 GT 31 YellCry

Managed to snag a few fast runs but the kms were slow, a bit less wind please Huey.

Now the wind was dieing quickly but still had 4 hrs to go. Back up through the gear and sails trying to get through the kms as quick as possible. John had generously offered to pack up the 7.9 when I was on the 5mt.

The last 80kms where done in a dieing breeze on the 6.6 and the 111Lt ,got to the point where I was dropping of the plane and having to rerigg the 7.9 meant it was time to call it.

Last night I said "Thats it ,no more distance stuff. I'm retired"..........In the new light of today - Maybe not. 700/800km is achieveable in  the right conditions, so........Undecided

Mistral O OD

Carbon Art (111) Sl 66

Carbon Art (87) Sl 53

Carbon Art (87) Sl 52

Carbon Art (63) S 40

KaRace 7.9

Koncept 6.6

Koncept 5.8

Koncept 5.0

Fins .....Lots

Thanks to Daffy, Matt, John and all the wonderful crew who provided fun, food and encouragement at our LG Base camp.

Another thanks to my sponsors who with their support much of this would not be possible

Martin Love, Peter Weitenberg- KaSails

James Dinnis- Carbon Art boards

Andrew- Ion wetsuits

 

 



Matthew Robertson (7778km):
216 days ago

Lake George, Beachport, SA

5m Koncept, F2 Missile, 30deg KA 20cm



Comments
Firiebob


WA
Australia
217 days ago

LG delivers, congrats on the PB's Nan & Pip Cool

Dezza


NSW
Australia
217 days ago

great going Nan and Pip!

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
217 days ago

Congrats on the Pb's!

Ado


VIC
Australia
217 days ago

Nice work TEAM! Cool

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
217 days ago
Great results today 2pbs each congrats. being on a 110ltr board amazing in that amount of wind
Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
217 days ago

Waiting for Kato to post! Congrats Craig. Ultimate respect for that effort. Well deserved PB. Amazing.

Mehore


NSW
Australia
217 days ago
Great numbers congrats all.
Ado


VIC
Australia
216 days ago

Is the Captain awake yet? Someone throw some cold water over him so he can post his numbers! Cool

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Good stuff Daffy CoolTongue out

Chris Dimond


SA
Australia
216 days ago
Bloody awesome Craig! Legend.
TGale


TAS
Australia
216 days ago

Kato, unbelievable SurprisedSurprisedSurprised amazing Tongue outTongue outTongue out huge congrats!!!

Morts


WA
Australia
216 days ago

 

Amazing effort Kato just amazing, that is certainly an achievement to be proud of Cool

 

I don't think I'm game enough to try one gybe with my eyes shut let alone sail through near darkness for hours doing them. Although I guess it could be a way improve or go splat...

 

Great back up & support from the rest of your team as well  Cool

 

 

Haggar


QLD
Australia
216 days ago

Just WOW Kato !

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
216 days ago
Massive effort Kato!
STROPPO


WA
Australia
216 days ago
Thatís a amazing pb Kato quite astonishing really 😎😎
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Kato, you are a legend!

The distance backup was pretty poor though , you had better have a chat to your teammates about that.Wink

An all round fantastic performance. That would have to be a record for all round numbers.

Congratulations!

What times did you start and stop?

Jetlag


NSW
Australia
216 days ago

Crazy stuff Craig. Well done !!!!!!

Tony Polony


NSW
Australia
216 days ago

You da man Kato! Well done mate. Legendary stuff!

PJ


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Some serious distance there. Big Big GratsCool

Dezza


NSW
Australia
216 days ago
Massively inspiring Kato, great to meet the more of Pit Crew team and see you at your best!! Hope to share some water time with you guys again
Eckers


NSW
Australia
216 days ago

Words can't do justice to your achievements Craig!  Simply amazing.  Congratulations.  I feel honoured to have had the recent opportunity to shake your hand and share a meal and a beer with a legend of our sport at the Beachport pub.

PS - seems like there's a 'Part 1' to your story that is yet to be posted???  

Snake


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Kato you beast !!! That's a monumental effort !! Well done Cool 

cookie


TAS
Australia
216 days ago

Amazing Kato congratulations

Elmo


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Epic effort again Craig ya mad basket congratsCoolCoolCoolCoolCoolCool

fangman


WA
Australia
216 days ago
^What they said. Just epic Kato!
Ado


VIC
Australia
216 days ago

Far out Kato! Cool

 

Legendary.

 

I bow low and genuflect.

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
216 days ago

im tired just at looking the track!! Cool

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
216 days ago
Bloody hell, that is huuuuugge... Well done Kato
Drifter


QLD
Australia
216 days ago

Craig, I was impressed by your carefull preparations and planning and the super human effort to follow through. Well done on your well deserved world record.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
216 days ago

For once I'm lost for words Craig, well done and mobs of congrats mate SurprisedTongue outCool

Decrepit


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Craig, I have a feeling you were hoping for more, but in the circumstances, that is still totally amazing.

Stretch


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Insane! Insanely impressive!! Congrats Kato

Astrid


QLD
Australia
214 days ago

wow knew we would see something great! Massive stamina and determination to go that far,  I'm sure you've got 700\*in you with the right conditions. Don't quit the distance thing just yet Kato really inspirational for the rest of us. PS is there or what is the women's 24  hr record?  Just curious

Terry A


Sth Is
New Zealand
216 days ago

Well done Kato. You are an Iron Man!!!!!!!

 

Hardie


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Craig you Mental, but Congtraz on an amazing recordCool

SluGger


WA
Australia
216 days ago
The impossible made possible, massive congrats Kato 😎😎😎😎
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
216 days ago

part one is on the post from the 18th.

Carl Macdonald


SA
Australia
216 days ago

Still hard to comprehend - awesome effort 😎

waricle


QLD
Australia
216 days ago
Congratulations on your record sail. An exemplary and inspiring example.
Lunny


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Friggin awesome buddy! I shall celebrate your milesone with a beer... cheers!

nudie


NSW
Australia
216 days ago

Sensational Kato and to your team as well. Wish we had another week but I can't complain as it was an epic stay sailing in the WEST and SE winds. 

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
216 days ago

Well done Craig, awesome effort!   Cool

Tricky


SA
Australia
216 days ago

Bunta effort Craig Tongue out PB's are Cool but I got tired just waving to you every time you did a lapEmbarassed

Kimba


SA
Australia
216 days ago

Amazing focus Craig, well done!

Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
216 days ago
HAPPY days Kato. Massive achievement. 😱👏🍻
supernan


VIC
Australia
216 days ago
Unbelievably good.👏👌❤️.So glad I was here to witness this.AWESOME.
B-rad


QLD
Australia
216 days ago
Respect ☝️🤜
Anthony Perkins


TAS
Australia
216 days ago

You sick bastard, that's a lot of years in the making well done katoCoolLaughing

Cannonball


WA
Australia
216 days ago

I take my hat off to you Kato! Monumental effort and some great speeds thrown in for good measure. 

Chriso


QLD
Australia
216 days ago

Awesome and inspirational Kato!

Matt D


NSW
Australia
216 days ago

Awesome Craig! Congrats!

Great sailing with everyone Congrats on your PB's!

Sam Doecke


SA
Australia
216 days ago

Wow what a mental challenge well done. 

evets


WA
Australia
216 days ago

Brilliant effort Craig. Every division has a great number.

Sausage


QLD
Australia
215 days ago

Apart from needing your head read, that is an incredible feat Craig.  Massive committment and stamina to boot.  Congratulations.

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
214 days ago

It was a pleasure to get to know you at LG base camp and amazing to watch you on the speed run doing 40+ kts having already racked up 500km.

You are an incredible inspiration to nutters world wide.

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
214 days ago

Man or machineLaughing Awesome photo......Cool

Basil


WA
Australia
214 days ago

incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!