The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2011-07-10
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Sailquik
45.04(D)
43.585(D)
5.3(D)
10.3(D)
13.4(D)
22.06(D)
Spotty
48.39(D)
47.12(D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
35(D)
Ado
45.758(D)
43.969 [PB](D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
28(D)
Peter Johnston
40.32(D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
0(D)
5(T)
Mathew Robertson
45.729(D)
44.005 [PB](D)
8.2(D)
0(D)
0(D)
34.6(D)
kato
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
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
Average47.0745.566.755.156.7034.80
Sailquik (21134km):
3324 days ago
4 categories

The forecasts suggested this would be an Epic speed day. They were not too far wrong, with PBs and a possible new  WGPSSC 10 second record for Spotty. We arrived early at around 9am to rig and prepare for the forecast midday wind swing from WNW to WSW, only to find the tide blocking access. We retired to the Daff residence for a bit of bench racing until we noticed the change come through (with a lot of rain) a couple of hours later.  A rigging frenzy followed and some of the early runs were very promising. The wind was coming through in squalls. Lulls were about 30 knots and squalls up to around 40+

I rigged my 4.4m and 4m Koncepts and used CA40 with my trusty 20cm assy KA-Lockwood fin.

I was strugging to find my comfort zone today. Despit wearing 6 kilos, on the first few runs I felt like I was on my tip toes and sheeted out with the 4.4m and the course felt too tight. After a while I started to pick the more westerly wind swings and my speeds improved and I gained confidence to push it. The tide was coming in most of my session, but because it was not a very low tide to start with, the current was quite mild and the water stayed very flat. My best speeds came near the end of the session. Just after my best run I switched to the Koncept 4m as I needed to test it with a new mast combination. It worked great but after two runs I was too tired to continue safely and we were out of tide, time to get out before I was trapped.

Great to watch the young blokes excell today! Very sorry that Peter smashed his face up on his board in a big crash. Get well soon Pete.

 

 


Spotty (6288km):
3324 days ago
2 categories

Corrected data from both GT31s' posted above.

Some good conditions today for those to PB some good averages  It  was windier earlier in the session and a bit up and down towards the end, but the tide did co-operate and produce some great flat long runs.     Rigged the 2011 Koncept 5.0 for the second time with Ka21 fin, the sail worked really well last big session and was looking forward to using it again.   

First shake down run started real slow ending up in the channel unable to waterstart as I drifted down the towards the east bank.  Finally a gust and able to to get going and have a solid safety run with a 47.6 peak, 46.9 10sec sail was feeling sweet  with heaps of controllable power.   

Second run peaking at 48.4 with 47.7 10sec confirmed it could be a good session.  Third a 48 pk  47.110 sec,  Fourth 47.8 pk 46.4 10sec.   Took till the 8th run to get a 5th contender for the 5x10 as the wind was starting to back off, so I fitted the Ka23 with its damaged leading edge from runing aground at Rye earlier in the year and got a 48.1 pk 47.1 10sec.

Witnessed Peter's crash from what looked like an unrecoverable spinout, was clear he had broken his nose with plenty of blood showering my goggles as he recouped on the bank before walking back and heading off to hospital, get well!!

Slowie was pushing his R&D once again to bring us more speed to the sport, this can be a sacrifice when the conditions are good, but  he redeemed some good numbers in the end with some changes in the closing tide.

Expect to see some PBs from the team, good work guys, the conditions amazed with sunshine at times which is rare when your doing 48 knots at Sandy Pt..

Cheers

Spotty



Ado (4333km):
3323 days ago
1 categories

What a great session, except that Peter smashed up his face and ended up in hospital. Best wishes and get well soon you crazy diamond!

Well done guys! Spotty crazy that you can do a 47+ session and not get a PB! Awesome. Think this is the third PB session in a row for me, really happy with my sailing and can't wait for spring winds now!



Peter Johnston (6937km):
3323 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words guys! Hugely appreciated. I've been busy all day seeing doctors and radiologist. Still waiting on the CT scan results. Likely a broken septum (nose) but no sign of eye socket damage. Thankfully no pain yesterday and none today. I took a panadol at the hospital yesterday a bit reluctantly as they said it would hurt later, but still no pain today.

I was wearing a helmet, but due to no flying sand (lots of recent rain) I had some soft goggles around my neck, but not on my face. I think a light weight full face helmet like ski racers use could be a good move. I am so glad that the board didn't hit lower and take out my teeth! Choco - yes I had visions of what a fin could have done also! I am pretty upset with myself as it was a stupid avoidable fall. It was a lousy run anyway - only my second after a cautious first run with a virginal 4m Koncept. I had plenty of warning the fin was going, time to unhook (from hazy memory) but chose to hang onto the gear rather than leap off the back as a fleeting thought told me it might blow across the inlet. It wasn't that crazy windy at that point anyway - maybe 30knots at best - but went a bit nuclear while on the long walk back up the run. Huge thanks to Spotty who watched my stupid crash for checking in on me. I gave the thumb down as I knew it was a bad bump on the head - I recall just seeing a white flash as the board leapt up at my schnoz. Luckily I was only in chest deep water. My nose was bleeding so fast it was literally being blown off my nose back downwind onto Spotty's googles! And all over my sail - which luckily is red anyway! Spotty was also kind enough to drive me back to Melbourne. Huge thanks also to Daffy's very kind and patient wife who took me to Foster hospital and waited patiently for about the 3-4 hours it took to get the bleeding stopped. I have  some kind of mini-tampon like wad jammed far up into my nose which might have to stay for three days! And two very black eyes. The worst part really was missing more good runs and the bollocking my partner gave me after Spotty left! She offered to punch my nose back into line if it needed re-setting. Surprised

Thanks also to team members for taking time out from an epic day to check in on me, help out with gear etc. Shelby, maybe you did make the right call, although I can't imagine you wouldn't have blitzed it.

Huge congratulations to Ado for more PBs and well done Craig for a new world record! - even though we all know you went 2 knots quicker "unofficially" on Big Sunday.

Lorch DivS with KA 20cm Assy, 4.0m KA Koncept.



Mathew Robertson (8001km):
3323 days ago
1 categories

Awsome day -> played the efficiency game....

First on the water and it wasn't looking so windy, so went with the 5m Koncept for two runs, squeaking in with 40 and 42 peaks.  Felt a bit overdone, but I knew that I could pull a few more out for the 40x5 if need be.

Normally I'd grab the trusty 4.4m, but instead decided to go much smaller and use the 4.0m for its first outing... really just wanted to do some tuning on it, so that it would be ready for a truely big day.  Instead found a burst of speed pulling a 44 peak... woohoo!

Did another two runs, but found the Lockwood carbon 22cm to not be generating enough lift, requiring a quite severe "unloading" just to get it tracking straight.... Decided to swap back to the KA20 for a comparison.

Oh man, what a difference... The LW22 feels much more slippery vs the KA20 feels a touch draggy -> but the results speak for themselves with the top 6 runs all done on the KA.... the KA feels easier to push against. 

So how did the KA 4.0m perform?  No tuning necessary, just needed to have lots of negative outhaul.

F2 Missile, KA 4.0 2011, KA 400 75% cut down to 350, KA 20cm assy, 6kg lead.

Pete, I hope you are ok...



Comments
Hardie


WA
Australia
3324 days ago

Surprised

dr cam


QLD
Australia
3324 days ago

Great stuff Andrew Daff-legendary status continues !!

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
3324 days ago

SurprisedSurprised

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3324 days ago

Look away if you are squemish!

 

Red


VIC
Australia
3324 days ago

That is the before photo.... where's the after?Tongue out

Get well Soon!

Tonster


VIC
Australia
3324 days ago

OH MY GOD PETE !!!! Sealed you look like one of your blueberry muffins! That looks very painful. Hope the recovery is speedy (pardon the pun).

Seriously all the best.

Cheers Tony

Mr Love


VIC
Australia
3324 days ago

Bloody Hell, Peter is that you?????  Get well soon Mate, crikey!!!!.

Keen to see the other guy,s speeds Andrew!!!!!!!

Choc dipped Bogan


SA
Australia
3323 days ago

lucky guy, imagine if he collected the fin...

Nice times Spotty & Daffy

DanP


VIC
Australia
3324 days ago

Surprised Far out that's a serious headbutt... Best wishes for a speedy recovery Pete.

It does look like a snap from one of those US makeover shows though Tongue out

PJ Bogan


SA
Australia
3324 days ago

Mega ouch.! On which round were you KO'd?

All my best wishes to get better fastSealed

Bender


WA
Australia
3324 days ago

I hope to feel better soon Peter.Surprised Thats looks nasty. I hope there's no permanent damageSurprised

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
3324 days ago

Surprised and big ouch! Dont try this at home kids!

Johno


TAS
Australia
3324 days ago

Oooh Peter I can only imagine how that would have felt and looked out on the course YellI know you will get lots of TLC at home, get well soon mate.

Spotty


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Peters muffins are worth fighting for!!! they taste good yumLaughing pic taken before I got him home safely to the missus.

Bring back those full face speed helmuts from the 80's ehh.

Stefan Brouwers


S
Netherlands
3323 days ago
Great speeds guys.....and get well soon Peter
Luc Salomons


N
Netherlands
3323 days ago

Impressive (both the speeds and the injury). Congrats and Get Well !

Jacques van der Hout


S
Netherlands
3323 days ago

Good to see you guys finally get good conditions at Sandy Point. Impressive speeds again, like always on record days at the Pit. Days like this you will never forget and is worth to wait or travel for. Looks like Peter had bad luck with his crash, this is always the danger sailing in strong winds. Recover and come back stronger!

Danny Verhaar


S
Netherlands
3323 days ago

Great speeds guys, impressive!

That face Surprised

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3323 days ago

Hope you have a quick and full recovery Pete, that must have hurt.  Great to see the speed posts so far, well done guys.  More to come by the sounds of it.

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
3323 days ago

Nice speed spotty,Pete sorry to here about the crash get well soon.

Herby


QLD
Australia
3323 days ago

Just awsome  to read about it  .....Cool/Innocent

Stephen Squirrell


Engl-E
Great Britain
3323 days ago

Top session - well done :) and ouch !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

Hans Kreisel


S
Netherlands
3323 days ago

Steady numbers guys well done!!!! 

Pete, Little advice avoid the board ;) Hope u have a quick recovery

Elmo


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

Great stuff there guys.

 

Get well Peter (I can see a new avatar)

Craig Hammond


NSW
Australia
3323 days ago

Pete wishing you a very speedy recovery Mate.

Awsome session you Guys really pump out the numbers.

Snake


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

Huge effort guys, astonishing numbers Cool Peter, hope you are felling better soon. That must have been one hell of a crash!

lao shi


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

Awesome speed, Spotty! Hard to imagine a safety run of 47.6!Surprised

Peter, you have won your entry into the speedsailing warriors hall of fame with that shot! YellSpeedy recovery!

Huge Pbs, Ado! Top stuffCool

Ado


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Maybe it's time to invest in the Stig helmet....Cool

Hardie


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

sensational speeds

Mux


QLD
Australia
3323 days ago

awesome speeds looks like an interesting session

Spotty


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago
Awesome average Ado so close to a 44, it's a real wall and major step/barrier to crack and unfortunately usually hard to get the conditions to crack again, Keep Charging!!!! we may get another crack at it if this weather keeps up.
LEO


NSW
Australia
3323 days ago

congrats boys ! most of all get well peter shit that looks terrible !! 

Stringer


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

looks like the poor guy had a night out in northbridge, hope you mend up good peter

Slowboat


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

pete I hope you get better soon, and that everything else goes to plan this week. You'll get through it all, and you'll look back and think "that was a pretty crazy period in my life".

Spotty the machine... what more can we say...

Well done on the PBs Adrian. Sorry I didnt get you a spin on the 42 but as discussed earlier I was on a bit of a tuning mission. Next time :)

Ado


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Yeh thanks guys. Bee's dick off a 44 average and shame because all I needed was another high 43 run but couldn't manage it being so tired and with the broken bottom CAM in the 4.4 and the 5.0 was just too draggy for my stature. Next time hopefully, with new sails and more can-do attitude (and muffins)

Kimba


SA
Australia
3323 days ago

Fantastic numbers Guys,  well done!

Peter, I can't begin to imagine what you were thinking after your crash with all the blood and a smashed nose - I hope you have a speedy and full recovery.

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3323 days ago

Well done guys and congrats on the PB's Adrian. Incredible to think Spotty didn't even get a Pb with those numbers too.

Pete, Hope that snoz heals quickly and doesn't end up looking like a Rugby prop's.

Dan


Sth Is
New Zealand
3323 days ago

Great to see. Back on top. I can only dream!!!!!

PJ Bogan


SA
Australia
3323 days ago

Re PB's and my two cents worth opnion for this great site.....

On the home page instead of just PB I suggest the below designations.

APB -> All time high personal best.

CPB -> Best PB in a calendar year.  

This would make it easier to see how people are going. Because as this site matures PB's become a distant past. Would also make the focus relatively more recent instead of becoming despondent at never improving on anything.

Cheers

Ado


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Hey PJ. Good points, as not all sessions are always posted. Just in case you were wondering, these PB's are all time. Smile

Bender


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

Hey Peter great to hear u are sort of Ok and that its not giving u too much griefCool........ so farYell

Firiebob


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

Peter, sorry to see you smacked about mate, I hope you have a quick enough and painless recovery. I see you got your 5th fastest speed Wink

Big congrats to all the Pit Fellas, awesome session guys SurprisedCool

Jman


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Get well soon Pete, hope you are not in to much pain.

Pointman


WA
Australia
3323 days ago

Well done Pit Crew, awesome sesssion Cool

Spotty again showing how it's done, with stellar back up from Daffy and Ado.

Sorry to see your carnage Pete, hope the recovery is swift.

kato


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Well done crew, you,ve all done very very well Wink Sorry i couldn,t join you but someone had play with the fam for the day. Bugger about the nose Pete

Jez


TAS
Australia
3323 days ago

Well done guys, great speeds! Congrats on the PB's Adrian, you must be stoked Smile

ODIN


South
Croatia
3323 days ago

Good stuff pit crew , awesome pb's ADO congrats...

Spotty your on fire well done mate....

Drift


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

Pete, thats some serious comitment right there.  Hope everything is OK

Respect to all the guys who took on the best Mother Nature could serve up....awesome stuff!

JAK


VIC
Australia
3323 days ago

All the best for a speedy recovery Pete!

Captain bogan


SA
Australia
3323 days ago

Surprised Pete - shows how dangerous our sport is.  Hope you have a quick recovery.

Nice numbers guys - nice pb's and spotty - smokinCool.

 

Vando


QLD
Australia
3323 days ago

Awesome sesh guys well doneCool.

Hope ya back on the water soon pete.

Slowboat


WA
Australia
3322 days ago

Onya Matty!!!

Ado


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago
Woohoo Matt! You just pip-squeaked me on 5x10! Hee hee. From one pip squeak to another...
Anthony Perkins


TAS
Australia
3322 days ago

well done nice PBs to all the boys ,hang in there pete

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago

A huge congratulations Mat! That is an awsome average for a lightweight. 44 ave is the holy grail I am still chasing and I believe it is the best ever ave for a guy of your weight.Cool

Larko


NSW
Australia
3322 days ago

Strewth Pete, that a shocker. Hope it heals qjuick ya poor bugger!!!

Awesome stuff guys!!!!!!!!!

Ado


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago

Daffy your right about Matt's weight class I think, but I'm going to push for a 45 average this year. I reckon it's got an even better ring to it than 44! A long way to go to get there, including training, new KA equipment and 40knots of wind! I'll settle for 44 in the next big session though. Wink

Vando


QLD
Australia
3322 days ago

Wow Matt super effort mate congrats.Cool

Captain bogan


SA
Australia
3322 days ago

Nice MattCool.

Kimba


SA
Australia
3322 days ago

Fantastic results Matt! Well done MateCool

Hardie


WA
Australia
3322 days ago

Magic Matt in the 44 5x10Club, very Elite Company thereCool

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3322 days ago

Congratulation Matt  - I haven't even been able to get to 44knots in my dreams yet Embarassed

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago

Well done mate! Big congratulations. A very inspiring effort Mat.

I had the bone in my nose re-aligned today, the swelling has gone down heaps, I'm just left with a cut on the nose and brow and two very dark black eyes! And still no pain from the injuries (other than to the wallet!) which is weird but which I'm happy for.

Slowboat


WA
Australia
3322 days ago

Adrian- nice work on the PBs- you were ripping it the other day. A bit more wind and I reckon you'll nail a 45 av. Now you know what sailing at 45 feels like. It gets much better from there Cool. Now you have some close competition with Matt Cool And Daffy on 43.98... looks like we've got ourselves a race kids Tongue out Only 0.03kts separating the 3 of you. Wow.

Shelby


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago

MattCool on fire from the word GO! and for doin the hard yardsMoney mouth

 

 

Ian Knight


NSW
Australia
3322 days ago

Only an occasional visitor to SP. I remember the first time, maybe 6 yrs ago, a bloke over from WA on a drab speed board of his own design had the crowd huddled behind the dunes in awe as he rolled out 41s and 42s. Daffy and Kato also braved the elements on fluoro numbers.  Don't think they quite cracked 40.

 

Last time I went, a moderately windy day, a dozen or so had 40+ on the clock. They were all joking around as if it was a stroll in the park.  The bar seems to be rising 1 knot a year.

Well done on the PBs Mat and Ado. Were they on the tandem Mal?

Can't recognise you from the photo Pete, but the muffins add up, they hit the spot. Good to hear you're recovering OK.

Ado


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago
Thanks for the encouragement Chris. Race is on! I reckon a 4.4 and 10 knots more and I would have been totally lit so here's hoping! By the end of the runs I was undercooked on the 4.4 and that was about 35knots. Might even try a 4.0 if it's 40+knots just to run on efficiency.
Tonster


VIC
Australia
3322 days ago

Well done to all . Sure looks like it was fun. The 43-44 club has some new members! I was caught out working down South at Apollo bay for the week with the polar bears and penguins. I was watching the Wilsons Prom numbers on the iphone all day and watching the waves break onto the Great Ocean Rd dumping tons of sand everywhere. I could feel it in my boy bits that it was gonna be good over there...Awesome results all round