Swan River Mob (WA, Australia) - 2009-08-13
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Tim Stockton
41.001 [PB](D)
35.75(D)
9(D)
20(T)
23(D)
48(D)
Snides
31.82(D)
27.9(D)
0(D)
22.56(D)
21.91(D)
8.52(D)
25
36.81(D)
34.49(D)
10.11(D)
18.75(D)
22.51(D)
18.944(D)
Slowboat
41.452(D)
38.849(D)
13.991(D)
20.999(D)
26.294(D)
58.531(D)
Istaaack
34.11(X)
32.494(X)
8.636(X)
22.1(X)
24.004(X)
20(X)
Chris Adamson
Claude
Craig Mann
Recycle
Dan Engdahl
Whitey
Matthew Langer
JC
Stringer
Neil Daffen
Linds
Spock
Gav
Mick
SAM WILLIAMS
Lachy
Aiden
Average41.2337.3012.0522.3325.1553.27
Tim Stockton (3894km):
4018 days ago
2 categories

Although I'm sure snides will disagree, I thought it was a pretty nice day at melville overall, with a reasonably stong, abeit variable wnw for most of the day. Probably hit the water about 1-1:30, and promptly broke the batten tip clip on the rsr ><. After grabbing a spare off James D (Thanks sooooo much mate!!!) got back on the water, did a few runs on my sxs+cl31. smoking across the wind but was mostly 33's bearing away. Anyway borrowed chris's ca44+24clsymfin and went back out. Hooked a NICEE gust pretty early and came away with a sexy little 41.52 on the display. Looking at the tracks it seems I went too broad once i realised i was going fast and oversheeted, killing the 10sec. Might have ran out of wind as well.. Didnt get anything to back it up as had too much downhaul for the average wind, and was missing most of the other gusts. Anyway headed out a bit later with less DH and got a bunch of 35-37's.. Definately felt like the massive ammounts of DH I had on before had seriously improved the top end when powered. 

Was awesome watching chris's runs today as well, consistant 40+ on the big 53 CA :P must try that one out sometime.

And heres the run.



Snides (28012km):
4018 days ago

my dreaded run at dysons continues...rolled up to see it smokin.. thought about rigging the 4.4 (unseen for 3 years) opted for the 5.0 after slowboat questioned my sexuality... plugged in the ca sp40,falcon 24 hit the water just in time for the wind to drop to 12 odd knots...lots of words muttered..... waited on the beach for 15 mins untill finally the wind returned to aprox 20kn had about 15 mins of sailing before the curse kicked in again..sailing along i decided to unhook to gybe only to find the harness line was threaded through the harness hook..WTF! i couldnt believe my eyes it was like trying to figure out 1 of those metal puzzle things where you wonder how to disconnect the rings...turns out the stainless hook had snapped at the base of the spreader and had parted just enough for the harness line to hook in behind.....dohhh! couldnt see it as it was hidden under my vest... iam getting to old for this shit...time to geta sup!......Undecided.....only kiddin....about the old bitWink

well done to Tim, and slowy and 25 for making it look easyTongue out



25 (13981km):
4018 days ago

A quick bash down at Melville after sneaking out of work at about 4.15. First powered up sail for me since late June. Forearms pumped badly! 6.6 Koncept 09, F2 SXS 08, Tectonics Falcon 32.

Good to catch up with the crew - Chris was blazing - super peak Tim - well done mate - it wasn't a spike!

Nice pics Snides - thanks!



Slowboat (41563km):
4018 days ago
6 categories

nice day. Pretty much dead NW. Strange direction normally is got either more north or more west. Tide was dropping so that took the edge off the chop. Used the RSR 6.2m (next size up is 7.8m at the moment). SP53 and KA23 sym. What an insane combo. I was lining up the dark streaks and letting it rip. The accelleration of this setup is mind blowing. It seems endless until you run out of a gust or you reach adrenaline overload. Some insane peaks for the water state. After snides left the wind seemed to fill in again, and I did 5 runs in a row over 40 including another 41. Was pretty consistent with 15 37kt+ 10 second runs. Cant wait for another day like that. Thats a Melville NW winter PB for sure. woooohooo! Good to see plenty of the crew today. Funny to see Tim with a big grin on his face- we had exactly the same GPS display speeds :) Well done on your PB mate.



Istaaack (4358km):
4018 days ago

 completely bummed after 20 km with my PB lowest hour of 8.636 but still pulled in a few descent runs on my slalom board. next time 30km!! Laughing

gybing practice went down well!!

2009 koncept 6.6, isonic 87, deb sl32



Comments
roodog


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

well done tim 

 

Chris Adamson


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Woohoo! Awesome Tim!

Not often you seea PB next to team SRM, and thats a big one!

Where did you hit it?

Stringer


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

great stuff tim!

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

MAGIC NB Timmy Cool, impressive... was just a question of time!!!

I wish I ll be there too!!

Hardie


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Tim Awesome Cheesies?

Tim Stockton


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

melvile hardie :P

Bet cheesies would have been going off today!

Snides


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

well done Tim awesome stuff!!!Surprised

Elmo


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Well done TS thats somne awesome workCool

Pointman


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Congrats Tim!

Not too many crew that have cracked 40 at Melville!  Respect Smile

Snides


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

after yet another skunking with the dreaded slowboat curse i decided to try out the new camera..

lao shi


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Fantastic effort, Tim. You and Slowie were absolutely screaming along. Hard to comprehend getting that speed at Melville.

Good to see SRM back on form.

evets


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

That is fantastic Tim., well doneCool. Have you stopped smiling yet?CoolCool

Great photos Snides, do you sail as well as take picsInnocent?

Snides


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

yep will post shortly (very embarrasing results tho..)

Firiebob


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Surprised Awesome Tim, well done and congrats Smile

Nice photos Snides, thanks Cool

Mineral


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Tim your nuts, but good nuts, well done in that chopCool

Great photo sequence as well Steve Smile  funny shit re the harness line getting threaded in behind the hookSurprisedLaughing

Elmo


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Snides, I can relate to the harness hook thingy, I had mine break on me last summer and had the harness line  stuck in the hook, my brain told me I'd broken my harness line.Undecided

It's a bit scarey, I'd start checking for Red fur growing out of some inconvenient placesWink

Bender


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Smoking speeds as ususal boys.Cool

 Hard luck snidesCry

JC


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Nice work boys and well done Tim on the PB. Nice pics Snides. I can see a new career forming for you. 

I'm just hoping wind holds up for Saturday !

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
4018 days ago

nice work team and tim ! good effortLaughing

obi one tobi


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Tim A+. Sweet team effort- nice pics and story, B+

dr cam


QLD
Australia
4018 days ago

TTTttiiimmm!!!Brilliant 2 sec peak .Big Congrats .Good to see you posting Peter D & welcome home Chris L

Wow

Nauli


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

WOW...saw some of Tim & Slowies runs from the beach...schmokin!...well done on the PB.

Bender


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Snides the new team phtographer!Tongue out

Snides


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

some pics thanks to yo yo...

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
4018 days ago

gun photos there of tim ! what size sail were you on 5.8 ?

Chris Adamson


WA
Australia
4018 days ago

Great photos Snides and Yoyo - that top one of Tim with just the tip of the fin in the water is a classic - it should be on the front page of The Australian!

Snides


WA
Australia
4017 days ago

yep great shots from yo yo all of his pics where screen stills from a movie!

Tim Stockton


WA
Australia
4017 days ago

Wow those look cool! thanks snides and yoyo! Having borrowed probably the top board/fin combo on the market helps with the trim :P

gear was ca44+cl24sym+RSRevo2 5.5