The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2010-04-12
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Tom Chalko
43.038 [PB](D)
40.171 [PB](D)
5.97(D)
9.3(D)
15.058(D)
34.35(D)
Sailquik
42.279(D)
39.625(D)
24.13(D)
26.17(D)
27.402(D)
70.387(D)
Shelby
44.431(D)
42.504(D)
7.05(D)
14.03(D)
17.253(D)
45.1(D)
Spotty
42.949(D)
41.546(D)
8.6(D)
0(D)
19.5(D)
33(D)
Peter Johnston
39.042(D)
37.743(D)
9.125(D)
12.71(D)
19.035(D)
34(T)
kato
43.328(D)
42.225(D)
22.843(D)
24.764(D)
29.283(D)
160.6(D)
Mr Love
41.477(D)
39.93(D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
37.67(D)
Ado
42.12(D)
40.58(D)
8.48(D)
20.08(D)
23.37(D)
35(D)
Mathew Robertson
Seahorse
Nic R
Mal Wright
Stuart Eustice
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Average43.8842.3623.4925.4728.34115.49
Tom Chalko (688km):
3777 days ago

I followed kato all morning and I learned how to sail a bit faster.No crashes, no injuries and no equipment damage.

Koncept 4.4, Carbonart SP40, KA 20cm assy fin. My very first run at 10am was scary. I begun on Koncept 5.0 and tailwalked 500m along the speed course at 36 knots. Please let me pay a trubute to KA 20cm assy for letting me control the circus show. After the first run I changed to 4.4 and it felt much better.



Sailquik (21134km):
3777 days ago
4 categories

Got there too late after work and missed the good wind. First run was the best and downhill from there until I decided to try a couple of alphas. Only did 3 and two were over 26. Perhaps I should have stuck at it but Craig talked me into going for a 1 hour so I didn't want to get tired out. Smile

I dropped two gybes out of 45 in the 1 hour but it included a 27 knot NM and a 24.8 alpha so not too bad. I recon I had at least a 35 knot 5 x 10 just in the 1 hour with a peak speed of 37.65 in one squall where I was hanging on all the way to the sand dune because it was too fast and hairy to gybe. Surprised

IS 86 with Lessacher 28 LE Wo Duo Speed weed, 5m Koncept.

Speed runs with CA40 and KA20 assy.

Looks like quite a few PBs had happened early so well done to all!



Shelby (3731km):
3777 days ago
2 categories

This is the first full session I have done on the JP sp45 and what stood out was how hard it accelerates!

This board is definitely starting to give me a warm fuzzy feeling on the insideCool

RSR 5.8,JP sp45,KAssy 21.5.



Spotty (6288km):
3777 days ago

Koncept6.4, KaAsym23,SP44, Long runs today with top of course super flat at times 6.4 felt right just needed more wind.   Good to see Ado'and Hamma score  SandyPt on one of its flattest sessions.

 

Congrats Tom, well in truly in 40 club now !!!!

Nice hr and Alpha Daffy too



Peter Johnston (6937km):
3777 days ago

No gas left in the tank after a hard day yesterday. Hoping for more in what was a lot smoother water. Probably not quite as windy as yesterday. Great to catch up with so many speedies at the PiT over the two days including the inter-staters today. Big congrats to all those who got new PBs today!

Lorch Div S 63L, KA 20cm assy, 09 5m KA Koncept.



kato (28935km):
3777 days ago
6 categories

Not a lot of work happened in Victoria today and WA and SA suffered slightly. What happened our boarder control? WinkWink

A classic Pit day, Lots of good wind, sunshine and our special brand of corduroy? What more could you want. Tom was first on the water and was well rewarded with some Pb, s with me ½ hr latter. High tide and a bit bumpy but great wind. Tried the Ka/Lockwood 20 again as the last time I used it in 60kts it spat me off and I didn’t have a good experience with it. A very different fin compared to the Time Machine fins, had to load it much more slowly until it was fully powered and when it was…….wow ,no problems at all on the runs and tried some of Slowly advice to good effect. Thanks Mate.Laughing

 About 20 sailors in all today all having a great time, even saw a smile on Hammers face. Daffy rocked up late and the wind had gone more south so” what about a 1hr Daffy” (I hoped he was too stuffed) Ran the one hr on the CA50 (Must buy one) with the Ka5.8 on the TM26 in a strengthening wind. Must remember to do 1 hr at the start on a session not the last hr before dark. Well and truly stuffed now. Speeds with CA40, Lock/Ka 20,Ka 5.0. 1hr CA50,TM26,Ka5.8



Mr Love (4644km):
3777 days ago

Well done guy's on the impressive numbers.  Tom, we are going to have to drug test you, I think maybe an overdose of Peters MuffinsWinkWell done.

I feel like I let the side down with a mediocre performance, not sure what was wrong. Tried a new mast in the 5.0 Koncept and it was too stiff, just didn't feel good. Then when I changed to the 5.4 Race I should have gone for the 5.8, was underdone although the sail felt superb.

A bit embarressment when I give my gear to Ado for a run and he comes back with a faster time than me!!!Frown

A really enjoyable day though.

Love Muss Small, 5.0 Koncept/5.4 KaRace, Ka Assy 21.5



Ado (4333km):
3777 days ago

Reeeeeeally big congratulations to Tom, Craig and Peter this weekend (Monday's the weekend if windy!). Excellent performances.

OK session for me in terms of speed but what perfect conditions. Just doesn't get any better. Got on the water at 12:30 so I missed the best wind and never really got fired up properly on the 5.0. 5.8 would be more the thing but I find I don't go much above 41-42 unless it's 30knots plus. 35knots seems to be when I get my mojo! Wind was a little gusty so best speeds were achieved in big bear-offs from the sand bank in gusts. Fastest conditions since Big Sunday! 

Corduroy!



Comments
Choc dipped Bogan


SA
Australia
3777 days ago

Top stuff Tom! great watching your progress over the past few yearsSmile you are now faster than meCry

Hardie


WA
Australia
3777 days ago

Congrats Tom, and Daffy they are impressive numbers allround!!!!!!!!!

lao shi


WA
Australia
3777 days ago

Great back to back PBs, Tom. 

Sounds like an exciting hour too, Daffy Cool

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3777 days ago

Well done guys, especially Tom beating yesterdays PB!!

Kimba


SA
Australia
3777 days ago

Hamma - WTF

Did you open a new packet of Brownies!Surprised

Hardie


WA
Australia
3777 days ago

KATO = WOOHOO what an AWESOME session!!!!!!!!!! Autumn Cup just about in the Bag, Will ring the engraver tomoWink

Old Salty


VIC
Australia
3777 days ago

Hey Craig congrats on the pb's need to use the nail gun more oftenWink

OPH


Engl-NW
Great Britain
3774 days ago

Congrats Tom - a fine session!

Shelby and Craig - awesome stuff, you guys are going from strength to strength. Been keeping an eye on your stats over the past couple of years on the GP3S rankings, as we were all pretty close back in 2008/9, not the fastest at our respective local spots, but well entrenched in the "chasing" pack. Now tho' you two are seriously getting dialed and chomping right on the heals of sharp end boyz.

Gud'onya!!  stoked for you.  serious catch up duties for me now when we get our share of wind.

Evan


VIC
Australia
3777 days ago

Well done guys!

Chris Porter


WA
Australia
3777 days ago

Awesome! Sounds like a great session. Well done all.

Captain bogan


SA
Australia
3777 days ago

Great numbersCool - well done on all the pb's.

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
3777 days ago

AWESOME WORK GUYS Cool  (I feel the fatigue for you Kato Wink) aussie aussie aussie aussie.. oi oi oi

Hans Kreisel


S
Netherlands
3777 days ago

Nice numbers duders great team effort looks like we have got some work to do

i hope we get some big winds because this is going to be a very hard one

Greetz Blue Steel

Seahorse


VIC
Australia
3777 days ago

Great work guys - what a session - all the categories in one day!!!  Very Impressive!!  Certainly was imagining the corduroy looking out the office window during meeting!!!Cry

Will it be enough???

Scope


Sth Is
New Zealand
3777 days ago

superb session guys, well done to all

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3777 days ago

Incredible numbers (again) from the Pit.  Congrats on the PBs Tom, Shelby and Craig.

PS - Tom, no one can whinge now about your Polish speed sailing record (I assume you had 2 GT-31s and bettered your 1 x10sec run)

ODIN


South
Croatia
3777 days ago

Nice one Kato , thats a great effort mate , amn i wish i was there.

 

Congrats Chalko u must be stoked...

Michael (icesurf)


Nth Is
New Zealand
3777 days ago

Lots of KA Speed Fins being used.

Mr Love


VIC
Australia
3777 days ago

Ado, Was that peak on the Love Muss and KaRace???

Ado


VIC
Australia
3776 days ago

Sure was Martin! That 5.4 KA Race has tremendous downwind speed potential if I can just jump on your gear and pull my best speed of the day. Sail felt super stable and super light with loads of low down power. I reckon if I had it set up nicely on my board I could have squeezed another knot out easy. With the next size up maybe even faster, because it was only 25 knots and the 5.4 was no where near fully loaded. Well done AMac and Martin on that design.

Mr Love


VIC
Australia
3776 days ago

Ageed, I think it can work really well for speed sailing although this is not it's primary objective. I really want to try it in full powered up conditions. The only 6.2 in the country is in WA with Jesper. Could have been the power of the Love Muscle that got your best speed though???

 

 

Ado


VIC
Australia
3776 days ago

The Muscle S sure felt slippery and sat nicely on the water. Fin was the same as mine. It's a very similar board to the SP40 but I like where you had the front straps. I think mine are too far back and loose in reflection. Need to look into that. Thanks for the tryout mate.

Mr Love


VIC
Australia
3776 days ago

Similar but different. Noticably wider at 430 off where the wingers are so the outline from max width to 430 off is straighter. Rocker is higher at 1200  and quite a bit higher at 1800 and ends with 10mm more nose rocker. It has more V ( This much V was actually a mistake I typed the wrong angle in but it is working really well).The rails are super tucked in the front 1/3 (almost Wave board amounts), which makes it super safe in chop. I placed the straps for my height and weight, as the board is very pinny in the tail I was wary not to have them too far back and sink the tail too much. I reckon the front strap could come back a touch but it's OK.

Chris gave me alot of input on this board which was hugely appreciated but I wanted to try a few different things rather than just copy his great design. If I designed another one I would make a few tweaks (I actually have already modelled the changes) but this one is a keeper for now.

All good fun!!!

Ado


VIC
Australia
3776 days ago

Laughing

evets


WA
Australia
3776 days ago

Love the fact that you did 160kms Kato as well as those magnificent speedsCool

kato


VIC
Australia
3776 days ago

Ah thats because i hate walking, sailing is so much more fun and you get to do more runs down the course Tongue out 

Shelby


VIC
Australia
3773 days ago

Gud'onya back HowieWink

It seems like we have had enough good days down here over the past years to keep steadily improving and it would be nice to keep that going on for another 20 years or soUndecided

Haven't heard a lot from WK lately,do you think this volcanic action will mess your weather systems around much? 

xbraun


N
Netherlands
3763 days ago

Congrats ! Nice numbers, sounds like a cool (or hot) spot :)