Gustbusters (NSW, Australia) - 2015-04-21
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Troll
37.95 [PB](D)
34.42 [PB](D)
9.86(D)
19.58(D)
24.25(D)
28.87(D)
AUS2001
30.51(D)
26.99(D)
2.66(D)
15.37(D)
19.26(D)
13.53(D)
KA360
37.69 [PB](D)
34.05(D)
14.76(D)
16.27(D)
25.92(D)
43.71(D)
Mudskipper
Bristol
Ian Knight
Samuel Brain
Paul Dorsett
SkindupTruk
Feilian
FormulaNova
Jeff Maitland
Jase
Anna
troll
mick
Pete
Geezer
rob
AUS3111
Ben Flood
Rhys
NBR
craig cole
rick
Brooksy
Sam
road runner
Tricky Dicky
Peter Berckelman
Gav
Dezza
Kye
nikipiki
Andrew
Tony Polony
AUS-8
AUS-81
Brenden Dunn
Peanut (Liam)
MATT
COZA12
Matty Nix
Geoff
Geoffrey Two Dogs
Average37.8234.2412.3117.9325.0936.29
Troll (2787km):
1941 days ago
3 categories

Wollumboula Lake, NSW, AUAC1 5.0 vector wsp 21 speed board.Lust so STOKED to get past 35 kts.interesting sail with MT who was flying.Bit of a bummer as had 38.13 on the dial and that would have been fantastic to get in the 38's.ALEX and AKIM  turned up as the winds picked up to another level.Will be good to see what they got especially as AKIM had Keefs Custom Speed Board.Looked as he was really hooking in.Still very happy with the PB.



AUS2001 (3512km):
1941 days ago

Sonic50/3.6m XS-1 went with dad and Kye. It was a bit much for Kye so he stayed in the nice warm van. I went out for a bit but a 50 l board was a too big and the fin was too small.Could have swapped boards but didn't really feel like GPS sailing anyway .Kept Kye company in the van eating HOT hot dogs with HOT hot chocolate and watched dad instead.



KA360 (2854km):
1941 days ago
3 categories

Keefs Luderitz board/4.6m/KEEF custom weedy Nicely powered when I launched,flew upwind to where MT and Rick were getting their best runs and was instantly at one with the setup even though I had never riden the board before or used a cambered sail in the last year.The board and fin combo were perfect,went upwind like a formula board and slippery as when going off the wind.But by the time I got upwind and in position the wind dropped and spent a lot of time knee deep in water at each end of the lake.The wind changed direction and the smooth spot the others sailed was now all choppy.Found a new smooth area on the other side of the lake which was formed by a long weed bank.It was at a perfect angle,going deep downwind. Only problem was I didn't have enough power to maintain such a deep angle.Kept hanging around there hoping to line up with with a gust from a rain squall.In the end I gave up and went for broke in the choppy water in the middle where there was clean air.

After about 2 hours I thought to myself,wow I havn't even got wet yet. Hmmm then hit a rock,big chunk out of Keefs fin,hit a weedberg at speed and catapulted and then while running downwind over chop (last run as always) did my highest speed crash ever.While flying through the air ,still in the harness had enough time to think ,ouch this one is realy going to hurt. But nothing,no pain ,I was just wet,then looked over to the rig and it was limp looking.Thought i was 1km upwind with a broken mast. It was only a broken mast clamp rope,used the uphaul rope for quick fix and limped home to call it a day.

Lesson- no matter how good you are,always have an uphaul rope. I have never understood those mucho's who don't!

 



Comments
MT


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago

Well done Rick. Over 2 Knot increase in your speeds. Awesome!

Dezza


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago
Fantastic Rick, that must've insane out there today. Just been sent home from work as the weather is so bad, thanks Mr Baird ;)
Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago
Well done Rick !!!!! awesome mate
Gav


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago
Well done mate great speed wish i was there
bushfire


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago
Top stuff Rick. Congrats on the PB's.
Feilian


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago

nice one RICKY man that smile was so big your ears were sitting on top of your head    Image result for big smiley face great effort in that slop today

 i hung around untill Arky came in , he wont be posting untill the kids are tucked into bed Wink

Dezza


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago
I bet keef was in the van with you enjoyin the hot chips and hot chocolate
Tony Polony


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago

Awesome effort Rick! Some great speeds!!!!

 

I somewhat don't blame Keefy for sitting out this one today. The old rib injury is up there with the best!!

Troll


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago

Hey Arky felt sure you were going to blitz it,sounds like you had an adventure glad no injury.Keef  may have to put up the rent on the equipment.Pretty wild weather system Hope you guys up in Sydney /Hunter dont have any dramas overnight .Still stoked 15 months since last 2s pb,tks for comments

Feilian


NSW
Australia
1941 days ago

Ark that was incredible , i passed up on the hot dogs and chochy to watch you hammer out your 2sec PB in the middle of the lake on a 50 lt speed board

and its a shame your alpha wasn't a bit better with some of those laydown's, but understandable the volume was a killer

just for the record 14.76 HR on a board with a 4.6mt sail that was designed for a 500mt flat water run is insane as well as close to a 26 NM AT WOLLUMBULLA is incredible

sorry i had to hang around too pick the board up Ark but honestly  your storage fee's are a bit steep Smile