The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2017-09-30
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Mathew Robertson
38.566(D)
35.9(D)
11.508(D)
20.056(D)
29.903(D)
37.33(D)
Bradman
30.623(D)
28.97(D)
8.9(D)
17.386(D)
22.538(D)
32.184(D)
Sailquik
38.422(D)
36.4(D)
9.51(D)
18.968(D)
29.387(D)
29.143(D)
Hajime
38.177 [PB](D)
34.268(D)
14.246(D)
18.364(D)
23.143(D)
45.13(D)
kato
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Peter Johnston
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Average38.4936.1512.8819.5129.6541.23
Mathew Robertson (8001km):
1048 days ago
5 categories

Light-wind session



Bradman (2595km):
1048 days ago
2 categories

Swan Bay, Vic, AU

Wind W-SW 10-20kts - High Tide.

No locals again, wind was moderating so was light then increased under rain showers.

Early sail from 830am - 11am, then back to Melbourne to watch the AFL grand final.

JP101 SL, ReflexR4 6.2m, Delta XT20.



Sailquik (21134km):
1047 days ago
4 categories

A good fun day but not really strong enough wind for great speeds. The front peaked at about 7AM, but with high tide at 8AM, we had to wait until 10AM to get into the inlet. First run on CA40 with 5.4m felt OK but not fully powered. 39 peak. But struggled to sail back with soft wind so switched to IS87 Slalom board with the same sail. I was not happy with the feel and performance of the sail. When I rigged I grabbed the first 4m mast that I found and after I rigged I realised it was the one with the tip extension. The sail was too loose up top and too knuckled in the body. Eventually I came in and changed masts for a standard KA RDM. After that the sail felt and worked awesome. 

First run after the mast change was right on a high 20's squall. Another top speed over 38 knots on the IS87 with 27cm Tribal Weedspeed fin. I really could feel the drag of the big fin and board!

The wind died after the squall and while we were waiting for it to fill in again, Mat suggested we try a NM run. Wind came back so we did it. This also coincided with another squall as we hit the speed course and my top peak speed of the day right in the middle of it. This time the drag from the big board and fin was off the scale. I recon it would have been a 40+ on the speed board for sure. I walked back in the sustained 28-30 knot squall but no one got on it.

Just as we decided to retire for the day, a big black squall line came into view. We plugged in the speed boards and waited, and waited, but it went around us. That was it. We packed up.

Good fun day with Mat and Hajime.

 

CA40/Tribal 18cm, IS87/ Tribal Weedspeed 27cm, 2017 KA Koncept 5.4m.

 



Hajime (423km):
1047 days ago

Sandy Point, Vic, AU

While rain cloud passing through I got only one good speed run.



Comments
dr cam


QLD
Australia
1048 days ago

Nice Andrew-you 're back !!Smile

Macroscien


QLD
Australia
1048 days ago

Congratulation on " light wind session".Cool

Many ( me including ) wishes to have such speeds in highest winds and you both is just walk in the park Cool

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
1047 days ago

Here are the wind speeds from the Yanakie weather station. Usually, VERY close to what we actually experience in the inlet (it's just a couple of KM downwind of us). Onthis day I felt the wind was mostly in the low end if this range. There are not many days when I prefer the slalom board to the speed board. Today was one. Smile

 

 

 

Ado


VIC
Australia
1047 days ago

Bit lame....so good speeds considering. Cool

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
1047 days ago

Ado, we missed you! Where were you? Laughing

Decrepit


WA
Australia
1047 days ago

Welcome aboard Hajime! Nice first post, keeping up with daffy and mathew