The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2018-03-06
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
38.566(D)
36.599(D)
15.792(D)
20.001(D)
31.872 [PB](D)
54.85(D)
kato
31.403(D)
30.134(D)
0(D)
18.878(D)
26.769(D)
20.56(D)
Sailquik
42.821(D)
40.303(D)
27.519(D)
26.889(D)
37.018(D)
167.165(D)
Matthew Robertson
39.244(D)
37.881(D)
26.343(D)
25.106 [PB](D)
35.53(D)
125(D)
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
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Vonpat
Hajime
Dazman
Troppo
Average41.0339.0926.9326.0036.27146.08
Isaac (10004km):
535 days ago

Lake George, SA, AU   ka koncept 54   ca 53 slalom     plenty of wind today



kato (26957km):
535 days ago
1 categories

Area 45

Washed the Lake George salt and smell away.Laughing A short but brutal session with the tide still coming in against the wind. Not a flat section anywhere.

Sl 53, Koncept 5.8, Lessacher 25 Duo



Sailquik (18907km):
534 days ago
5 categories

'The Golden Lake'. South Australia

Fantastic day! Maybe the best of the season for me so far. Laughing

Forecast was good so hung off sailing until around 2.30pm, not wanting to wear myself out before the wind peaked. I think we got it spot on!

Went with the 5.4m Koncept, on the theory that I need a slightly larger sail here for the very sready, but not so strong winds. I think it was the right choice.

I first went out of the JP54w 70L slalom with the 20cm Lessacher Duo Bull Rake40. Fin felt fantastic. Impossible to spin out! But I couls not get much over 38 knots. This board feels great in choppy water but feels like it sticks too much for my weight in flat water. Probably a touch too flat in the rocker for me for top speeds. After 40 mins or so I cam in and switched to the CA40 with 17cm rake 40 symmetrical fin. Straight away I was going 2 knots faster. Raining 40's. Tongue out

Latched on to a few brief, but good gusts and saw a 43.2 on the GW60. Sail felt great. The wind seemed stronger and steadier on the North side but the gusts on the south side on Port tack, brief as they were, felt like they had more puch. Got all my best speeds on the South side/Port tack.

Tried for a few NM's but hard to get the right angle and good wind all the way. Finally snagged one I was very happy with.

After 2 1/2 hrs I went in for a rest and had this crazy idea to test out my 1 hr setup. The idea was to just do a few runs and check out the fin and sail balance. After a few runs I was really feeling good so I thought I might go for a half hour to see the potential. 20 mins in I hit the bottom on a gybe and had a great crash! I thought I would give up then, but looked up and saw that Mat and Eric were pounding back and forth, looking like they were doing a 1hr as well. Ah, stuff it. Might as well go for a bit longer. After a while I was felling OK (for an old bloke) and actually entertaining the idea of continuing for the hour. All looking good until about another half hour when I fumbled the gybe and missed the boom with my hands for another stack. This one took only as few second to recover from so, what the hell, might as well keep going now and try to at least eliminate the first crash. Another 15 mins in and I cought a lump of weed on the south saide during the gybe. I dont even know why, as the gybe felt just like every other one in the same place. I went sideways for a few seconds, it didnt look like it would clear itself, so I stopped and quickly wiped the fin with my foot. Up and away again thinking this was the last straw but I might as well keep going to keep the other guys company. I finally came in just after Mat but Eric was still pounding for a few more runs. I suddenly realised I was pretty tired and a little stiff in the back and shoulders! Not sure why???Embarassed

Got back to a hot shower and a great curry cooked by Mat and found my Mate Peter had actually done a 40 knot 1 second peak! First time he had workedout how to use the GW52 GPS and he was on a 90L (?) Futura with a borrowed BP50 20cm deep weed fin!! 5m KA Koncept. Lots of contratulations and smiles!! Cool Got to sign him up in the team no matter whether he wants in or not! Laughing

Very pleased with the 1 hr and the setup was fantastic: SB IS50, Lessacher 20cm Duo Bull rake40, 2018 5.0m KA Koncept. The board is just right for me having almost as much speed as the CA40, but a little more width (46.5cm) to drive the fin, and a bit more room for the feet in the gybes. The crashes were just my old body not keeping up with my 20year old brain. Embarassed

The best Alpha was during the 1 hr on the IS50!

All in all a most enjoyable session the the 'Golden Lake'

But I think I will be paying for it tomorrow. Undecided

Gear: JP54 with Lessacher Bull Duo rake40 20cm, Then CA40 with 17cm symmy rake 40 Tribal Proto. Both with 2017 KA Koncept 5.4m.

Then SB IS50 speed with the same Lessacher 20cm and 2018 5.0m KA Koncept.  GPS-GW52.

i recon the wind was 25 to high 20's with the odd gust to low 30's at the best of it.

Great to sail and share smiles with Hardie, Firebob, Eric, Mat, Issac, Peter and Dezza. Smile

 

 



Matthew Robertson (7881km):
534 days ago
5 categories

Lake George, SA

5.4m Koncept, F2 Missile XS, Maui Vector 19



Comments
Dezza


NSW
Australia
535 days ago

Hey Issac thats awesome, you are the NM man Cool all I could see was dust and spray out of the back of your board

nudie


NSW
Australia
535 days ago

Sensstional now for Primbee Laughing

supernan


VIC
Australia
535 days ago
Congrats on your pb Isaac. Was that with or without walking frame????
Firiebob


WA
Australia
535 days ago

Good one Issak, congrats mate Cool

Now get your arse into gear and post that video Tongue out

Roh


VIC
Australia
535 days ago
Nice work mate. Jealous you’re still over there and we’re not... 🤙👍👌
Jimbob


SA
Australia
535 days ago
Must be the new shirt gaz
Feilian


NSW
Australia
535 days ago

Nice PB bud 😊thanks for the drone footage 👍

Ezza


QLD
Australia
534 days ago

Absolutlely brilliant numbers Daffy! Congrats Matt on your pb and great session! 

Congrats on the nm PB Isaac! Great to hang out today at the lake and tonight at the pub!

Thanks guys for all your tips and helpful advice on this trip. Legends!

STROPPO


WA
Australia
534 days ago
Welldone Isaac on the pb and top sesh Andrew fantastic numbers😎😎
Decrepit


WA
Australia
534 days ago

Great session guys, thanks for the right up Andrew, and Great NM PB Garry. 2 top 5s for you both, bnice going.

 

Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
534 days ago
Chase that 🦆 a bit harder Gary. Congrats on ya naughty pb mate. 👍👍
Chris Dimond


SA
Australia
534 days ago

Nice PB there Isaac, and great numbers again from Mr Consistency 'Daffy'. You must have racked up 15,000km cris-crossing the bottom of Aus over the last few weeks. Well done everyone!

Hardie


WA
Australia
534 days ago

SEnsationAL  session Daffy, would loved to have chatted, but in a rush to catch the wind back homeCool

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
534 days ago

Well done Daffy, fantastic session and 1hr.

dr cam


QLD
Australia
534 days ago
Brilliant session Daffy- you really are the “master”.Great numbers across the board‼️‼️Well done Gary on the NM pb & great to catch up again .Magic spot.✔️
Dezza


NSW
Australia
534 days ago
Andrew your distance in that wind is fantastic, the speeds you do amazing! It’s been great to meet you, your posts on SB about how the lake is developing this last year have been great, got a lot of us hooked to come and give it a try. Hopefully windsurfing is growing and more people either get back into it or learn it, what a buzz! And I was so excited after my first trip here a couple of weeks ago that I ordered one of those nice CA speedboards from New Zealand
Drifter


QLD
Australia
534 days ago
Great sessions Garry and Andrew
Boombuster


QLD
Australia
534 days ago

Well done old fella. 

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
534 days ago

Great sesion Daffy.. wish I was there..Frown

Geoff Ringe


QLD
Australia
534 days ago

Well done Daffy, Garry and Matt, great sailing.

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
534 days ago

Thanks for the kind words people.

If you cant get a smile on your dial at this place, you must be dead! Laughing

Feeling a bit stiff and sore today though.....

Jetlag


NSW
Australia
534 days ago

Cracking session guys and a great write-up Daffy. Well done on those PB's Matt & Isaac.

TRIMMER


QLD
Australia
534 days ago

Well done Guys, nice hour Daffy

Old Salty


VIC
Australia
534 days ago

Great numbers Daff.  a lot of colouring done!

 

Firiebob


WA
Australia
534 days ago

Nice one Daff, good to see you skinny old guys showing us kids how to do it Laughing Magic speeds from you guys, congrats Matt on the corner and great to be there when Daff told Peter he really did have a 40 Cool

Carl Macdonald


SA
Australia
534 days ago

Nice one - great write up daffy 😎

Decrepit


WA
Australia
534 days ago

Nice one Matt! Fantastic back up for Andrew, and a PB alpha

fangy


WA
Australia
534 days ago
That is a seriously good set of numbers across the board from the LG Pit Crew. Fab work fellas! Great work with the quill too Daffy :-)
Vando


QLD
Australia
534 days ago

Nice Numbers GuysCool

Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
534 days ago
Super numbers daffy. 👏👏
Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
534 days ago

Well done young fella , top scores

supernan


VIC
Australia
534 days ago
Fantastic session Andrew.Cant believe there’s no pb in there. Awesomeness.❤️
Bradman


VIC
Australia
534 days ago
Wicked session Andrew and the crew! Looks like good wind for Sunday / Monday from latest synoptic chart?
Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
534 days ago

Well done Daffy nice workCool

Stretch


WA
Australia
534 days ago
Superb numbers across the board Andrew. Congrats on the PBs Matthew and Isaac 👍👍👍
Kimba


SA
Australia
534 days ago

Fantastic session guys, looks like George hasn't given up yet!

Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
534 days ago

Stunning Andrew. Well done.

Morts


WA
Australia
533 days ago

 

Wow that's just a massive session allround Daffy. A couple of Top 5 results is a nice bonus as well Cool

 

Isaac & Matt congrats on the PB's as well as the sessions overall, very impressive Smile

 

 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
533 days ago

Fantastic session Daffy! An exceptional hour - What might have been of not for the offs?

Great backup from Matthew. Congratulations isaac and Matthew on some superb PBs.