Swan River Mob (WA, Australia) - 2010-10-16
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Snides
28.3(D)
26.08(D)
11.97(D)
16.16(D)
21.74(D)
23.08(D)
Chris Adamson
44 [PB](D)
40.9(D)
8.51(D)
13.46(D)
22.36(D)
49.66(D)
25
43.95 [PB](D)
42.04 [PB](D)
6.73(D)
12.14(D)
20.08(D)
37.975(D)
Stringer
41.14(D)
38.97(D)
10.2(D)
21.61(D)
24.88(D)
49.127(D)
Slowboat
Tim Stockton
Claude
Craig Mann
Recycle
Dan Engdahl
Whitey
Matthew Langer
JC
Istaaack
Neil Daffen
Linds
Spock
Gav
Mick
SAM WILLIAMS
Lachy
Aiden
Average43.9841.4711.0918.8923.6249.39
Snides (28012km):
3589 days ago

Majestic Point, WA, AU

light morning sail in the easterly

trying out a new mast

ca 70/rsm3 7.0/talon 40

enjoyable sail with mattL,jesper,cheryl and steve s

12-15kn



Chris Adamson (14326km):
3588 days ago
3 categories

Sandy Point, Vic, AU

SRM delegation to the Pit.

Caught a couple of good quirts through the day on the JP45 Speed, Warp 5.2 & KA23.

More later.



25 (13981km):
3588 days ago
5 categories

An epic FIFO to Sandy with Ado and Stringer. Back home now [Saturday] at my desk with a beer at 11.10pm. I left home at 9.00 pm Friday, met Ado and Stringer at Perth airport and we got the midnight horror with Qantas to Melbourne. Arrived Melbourne a tad after 6.00 am - I had about an hour sleep - others similar. Ado had done his smooth talkin magic and snagged us a brand new Hyundai iLoad van from Avis - had 97 on the clock when we loaded the gear in the back, squeezed in three across the front, and set off for Sandy.

Got there to find the tide full and no access but after about 30 minutes we were in and so was the iLoad! Rigged 2011 5.8 Koncept and CA SP47 with a smallish lockwood special. Had a couple of runs in low to moderate pressure wind so changed up to the new 21 Slingshot. Sailed a few with that powerful but well mannered and fast fin whilst the wind was variable and managed to hook a good gust for a 44.22 dial. Wind was up and down and there was a good roll up of sailors. Sailed and waited for around 5 hours - it steadied and went more west towads the end but we absolutely had to be out of there by 5.00 to get the 8.30 pm flight back to Perth. After several wrong turns we made it to the airport in time, had a minor sting for excess, two beers before the gate then a very uncomfortable Virgin flight back to Perth to land at about 9.40 Perth time.

Well worth the trip - a couple of new PBs and a boost up the individuals. A great vibe at the Pit and a great bunch of blokes from all over - the Pit Crew especially hospitable - Pete even offered me a Muffin [I'd aleady scoffed a couple we bought at the airport mate!]

Tired!

 



Stringer (7685km):
3588 days ago

edit: found another poofteenth on 2nd card

 

Sandy Point, VIC AU.

15-35 knots SW - WSW

RSS mkii 5.4, CA44 & 23CL

Made the midnight flight with Dansy & Ado after much eager anticipation of the forecast winds. Lockwood was calling it the forecast of the year at one stage, but sadly he wasn't abe to come because he was in the naughty corner for suggesting to his newly wedded bride that he spend their honeymoon in the south of France (by himself!) Cry

With 40 on my mind and thoughts of escaping the punishment of being kicked in the nuts from ex SRM'er Jay, should i fail to bring home a 40) Yell, we arrived somewhat nervously. the direction from the captain in the team huddle was to clean up these guys in their own backyard and to show 'em how its done CoolTongue outCool

Ado was first out on the water and was almost hitting 40 in both directions as it was nice and south west. I joined him shortly after and made my way down the course rather cautiously for the first time. the second run got me my 40 so that helped the nerves wear off a bit. decided to try for some alphas while the direction was suitable but ended up trying to pinch back way too far and was quite slow on exit... note to self- go high as you can without compromising speed.

the water was only just bearable thanks to the dive hoodie i picked up for the trip- best $30 ive ever spent!

no one told me about the east bank, but i discovered that when the wind swung more WSW around lunch time. as the tide was going out the wind switched off for a fair while which gave us a chance to chat to some of the locals and other blow-ins. Spotty had some rather amusing stories from his recent gnaraloo trip of which i had sen some curious photo's of already. How can someone so gifted on the water be such a clutz on land? Laughing

We were starting to think that the wind was not coming back, not at least until it was time for us to go back to the airport. By this stage 25 and 1111 were not ready to go as they had unfinished business that needed to be settled.

After a bit of waiting and contemplating riggin up the 6.2 there was a line of dark cloud approaching signalling it was time to go back into the water. When the wind returned it was much more WWSW so sailing back was not an option and so there was much lop-sided walking being done with one foot much lower in the water and the other high up on the bank. The walks back gave my eyes a much needed micro-dermabrasion, care of the sandy point sand being blasted at my face and in my eyes and great speed.

With the winds staying fairly consistent the tide slowy crept back in to produce some interesting rolling chop towards the end of the run which made things a little more challenging. i think Kato was trying to give me a bum steer when he told me to keep going further down the run where the chop was worst. He must have been eaves-dropping on our team meeting! Well done Kato on your impressive speeds for the day, word on the street is that you're settling into your stride nicely now. Nice to meet Shelby, also well done on your speeds bro! Nice to meet Red, Peter Johnston and a couple of others who's names escape me at the moment sorry guys. Embarassed

As i was pulling in to the beach fo the last time i had a strange feeling of de-ja-vu, had i been here before in another life? was it remanants of a you-tub video i'd seen before reverberating in my subconsious? Did i do 45 knots in my previous life? Many quesions but i will never know, all i know is that i will have to reurn for a 40+ 5x10 and to improve the 2sec as well.Smile

Well done to Ado and 25 for setting a cracking pace, will need to lift my game and pick the gusts a bit better next time...

The drive home was a shambles becuase by this stage we all had little to no sleep and the neurons were firing quite like they used to before we hit the water. Ado realized pretty quickly that the Iload didn't quite have the handling characteristics and the over-taking prowess he was used to and Dansy was absoutley useless on the ipad navigation. Consequeny Dans was demoted to GPS track data processing, we could at least trust him to do that. This was an amusing exercise becuase it wasnt until the 4th SD card from the 25 v 1111 head-to-head that 1111 emerged victorious but no less than 0.05 knots! 25 vowed to use every piece of software under the sun to find that extra poofteenth he needed to reclaim his dignity. All was not lost 25, you're not doing too badly old chap!

We arrived at the airport and i loaded my bag sideways on the trolley and continued to mow down anyone in my path on the way to check-in. Managed to sweet talk the check-in chix out of charging me excess baggage while 25 an 1111 werent so lucky with the ladies. had time 1 quick beer and then the bar dude offered to put my 2nd beer into a coffe cup for me. this seemed like a cunning plan unti i got to the gate (which was ready to close) and the when i handed over my boarding pas the lady said "im sorry sir, you cant take coffee on-board", so i said ok and handed it over. then she said "why is it cold" and i replied "its iced-coffee(beer" with the beer bit under my breath... she got a bit confused but once she sniffed it realised pretty quickly it wasnt iced coffee and that was the end of that. At least i got away with my Krispy Kreme's intact!! Tongue out

Virgin flight home was attrocious, not sure i will be flying wih them again anytime soon, although its a bit unfair given the condition i was in... i just wanted to sleep and its impossible in those seats, even with a spare spot next to me.

Home now, the SW'ly's can start whenever they like now...

 



Comments
Snides


WA
Australia
3589 days ago

well done in advance to 25,aus1111 and stringer for a sucessful mission to sandy!!

just spoke to the boys as they are about to board the big bird home.

several pb's to comeTongue outSmileSmile

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
3589 days ago

eh Snides I am in Adelaide tonight, I left this morning.. from SPoint, massif wind all night, when I left and all the way to Adel..

I could only sail yesterday, only 2 of us first, then on my own on the run! my best speed session ever Cool, not the perfect direction for speed, but was just aaaaaaaaaaaawesome

I have to post my data Wink.. only small stuff

I wished I could have sailed today with the boys Cry, but work did not let me!!

nebbian


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Wow, great PB's guys Laughing

Looks like the trip was worth it!

Doddi


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Awesome stuff guys. Well done on the pbs thats cranking. very painful working not far from the pit when the wind is cranking. What a way to start your summer!

Jacques Kint


VIC
Australia
3588 days ago

Well done guys, a trip well worth the effort.Cool

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3588 days ago

Well done on all the PBs guys and great reporting.

lao shi


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Great mission, guys! Big congrats on the PbsCool

Captain moves to no3 in the AUS rankings and top SRM!Smile

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
3588 days ago

nice one guys!

ODIN


South
Croatia
3588 days ago

Well done guys , a worth while trip ends up with great pbs....

Hardie


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Great Stuff Guyz!!!!!!!1

Choc dipped Bogan


SA
Australia
3588 days ago

Great PB's guys worth the tripSmile 

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3588 days ago

Great one guys, those PB's would all make it worthwhile, can't ask for much more.  Really good to hear the FIFO story 25!!  How much did the iLoad cost to hire for the day?

dr cam


QLD
Australia
3588 days ago

Peter Dans & Chris Adamson -Great numbers & huge effort for those rewards!!!

Firiebob


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Big congrats on all the PB's guys, they're big jumps at that end of the dial Cool

 

Great little story Peter, but how in the hell did you get two other guys if the front of the van with you UndecidedLaughing

Darryl


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Obviously worth the trip with Pb's all round. Well done carbon, chris and twenty.

Adam


NSW
Australia
3588 days ago

Well done guysLaughing

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
3588 days ago

Congratulations on all the PBs guys!! Hopefully that has made the long trip worthwhile. Inspiring to see you guys extracting such good speeds from less than ideal conditions. Peter - airport muffins wouldn't be in the same league mate - you might have got an extra knot with one of mine! (vegan, organic, and usually including some homegrown fruit).

nebbian


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Fantastic story there Stringer!  Laughing

Elmo


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

Well done there Guys, nice little sneak attackCool

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3588 days ago

Amazing story guys - Perth to SP and back again all in around 36 hours.  That's dedication.  Congrats too on the PB's.  The pit surely has been kind to everyone who's visited it this year.  One day...one day.............

 

"ice coffee(beer)" Laughing

Spotty


VIC
Australia
3588 days ago

Nice story Stringer,

a first trip to the Pit deserves a bit of yarn. I rediscoverd the east bank again too, catapulting into the part that has a sudden step in it and breaking my camera jousting stick.  Virgin squash the seats up, so its a bit painful for tall people, but the price and 28kg luggage is the clincher I guess.   G'loo very lucky Clutz yes stringer, guess thats why I took out our groups G'loo Damage Award this year I'm sure you have to eventually pay your dues there wether it be on land or water, its one deadly place of extremes. While I was there,,, one knife stabbingWink 2 dislocted sholders, broken nose, some good coral gashes, snake bite, and there only the ones I heard about. 

Apologies to Ado, on one of the better runs I didn't see you as I started from the launch area as we hooked onto some good wind, I was in full flight as I saw you approaching to leeward from the east bank launch?. You had some good pace on too as I surged on closed to the bank just in front, I was hoping you were able to pull in behind... but I looked again back thru my sail and saw you pulling a sensational long mono on the tail thru the chop out from the bank, siiiick!!!

Red


VIC
Australia
3588 days ago

Sensational guys - Great to meet you and well done on the PB's

Slowboat


WA
Australia
3588 days ago

good work fellas. Sounds like there is some unfinished business there and the fire is lit for next time. I had my finger on the button but decided that the forecast was not looking likely for PB delivery for me, so some common sense prevailed.

The qantas seats are more comfy and they have nice service etc... but I got an email recently indicating changes to the baggage allowances on economy. The limit is 23kg, ONE BAG ONLY as of Dec 1st. Maybe they wont enforce these restrictions? Cry

kato


VIC
Australia
3588 days ago

Great story Stringer, It was faster at the end, just forgot to tell you about our 6" bumps at the end Wink. Sorry to Ado too, i might have come on in on the windward side and taken some of his wind. It wasn,t a very good run. Tongue out You,ll have to come back for a longer trip.

Terry A


Sth Is
New Zealand
3588 days ago

Great trip boys and a good story to go with it.

Well done on the PBs .   

Maybe we should do a Sandy Point trip some day  but it will be for more than a day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Johno


TAS
Australia
3588 days ago

Wow these blokes are just tormenting you Snides

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3588 days ago

Great story Stringer!!! 

Pointman


WA
Australia
3587 days ago

Sounds like a successful mission guys!

Well done on the PBs Cool

Hamma


SA
Australia
3587 days ago

Top stuff guys!!I had my van loaded but pulled out last minute.

Jay


WA
Australia
3587 days ago

Well done Lads- No kicking in the nuts for you Nic!!!!