Mid-North Coast Marauders (NSW, Australia) - 2013-06-22
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Phil Bennett
20.07(D)
15.72(D)
4.44(D)
7.54(D)
5.68(D)
9.32(D)
Irishtom
33.07 [PB](D)
30.38 [PB](D)
9.89(D)
14.36(D)
16.01(D)
24.16(D)
Mark Hampton
Steve
Mark Jordan
Trent Cooper
Phil Luke
Greg Cacace
Dale Jordan
RafD
Jason Fardell
Maree Jordan
Chris K
Garry Minogue
Wayne Hardes
Dion Hyde
AJEaster
Wally164
Far-Mid-North Coast
Gabe
Geoff
Bruce
Chris Kelemen
Matthew Klause
Aza
Peter Braun
Atomic
Hamish Stuart
Andre Da Costa
Martin
JustinL
Ela
Bill
Andrew Muir
Feebz
Stuart Grehan
Rob
Glenn Bolton
Bairdy
Jorn
snelly
Fitzy
Germain
Average26.5723.057.1710.9510.8516.74
Phil Bennett (4130km):
2602 days ago

Trial Bay, NSW, AU Quick wave sesh on T-Bay, bit gusty 8-15 knots s-s-w, but nice head high lines wrapping into the bay. Fun's over, now off to work... Jp FSW 101, 5.7 Severne Blade.



Irishtom (520km):
2599 days ago

Sligo, IE - Lissadell 20-25kts SW - W

Fanatic Falcon 90, Ezzy wave 5.8, JP slalom 30

Pretty happy with this session. Had a run on my dads falcon for the first time, was pretty bumpy in the channel so just was hoping to get a new PB. 3rd reach I went to start downwind to the channel, gybed and smack, smash my dads fin of a rock, big chunk out of it and split at the bottom. No sandpaper so i stayed out and dargged it over the sand a few times, and went upwind instead. Got a few runs in and a 28, was plased with this. There was no real bank and was very shallow so had to stay out in the bumpy whoop de doos. Satrted to really push and got a 30, so happy! that was my goal for the year - peaking too soon! A few more runs and a 32 that was effortless, was shocked!

Then the shit hit the fan and a 40kt squall came through - visability down to 100m. Went upwind pointing very high and turned only to get blown of the water, drifted for a bit as i couldn't even lift the kit out of the water without it getting blown for 20m. Sat down for a bit, wind dropped to 25 and more westerly, i was hammered as had wiped out at least 15 times. Cut my losses and sailed in - tide had come up so could sail 20m from bank and was a bit flatter - got 31.5 - OK 1 more - 33.43 on GPS. I'm going home. Great day!

Fixed my dads fin up with tooth filling material and my drill at work today, he wasn't even pissed!

 

Lisadell



Comments
Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
2599 days ago

Well done how about some photos of where your sailing 

AJEaster


NSW
Australia
2599 days ago

Hey there Tom. Congrats for smashing 30 on your 2sec peak, but more importantnly over 30 on your 5x10.

Those small size falcons are fast. You did well especially since you were using a wavesail and were in bumpy water !!!!!!!!!

Phil Bennett


NSW
Australia
2599 days ago

Full house Tom!  Gotta be happy with that. Nice speeds, you guys all make me look bad...lol  Interesting looking place to sail.

Mark Hampton


NSW
Australia
2599 days ago

Awesome speed Tom. Braking 30 knots Plus! Well-Done on your      PB's!

Great spot to sail!

SaltyNic


VIC
Australia
2599 days ago
Smashed it Tom!! Nice work!! :-)
Irishtom


NSW
Australia
2598 days ago

Thanks everyone! Starting to see why your all hooked on going fast.

Have you been back on the water yet Nic? You gotta get that SP80 properly lit up!

Adam the Falcon is fast but pretty big for a 90 and a pig to gybe - think your ones would be nicer to sail, this one is 8 years old! Trying to find a skate 99 but they are like gold dust.

Here is the spot when i finished, it was starting to get a better bank on the LHS at this stage

 

And here is my apres sail view 

 

Sausage


QLD
Australia
2598 days ago

Welcome to the challenge tom and congrats on the PBs - it's truly a global challenge.

PS did you wear boardies;-)

 

Chris K


NSW
Australia
2598 days ago

Welcome Tom. Congrats on the PBs and nice write up :-)

Upper half of the (Aus) top 10 this month team - awesome effort Tongue out

Gabe


NSW
Australia
2598 days ago

What a difference in your speed with your own gear Tom.That's certainly a brilliant result!! Well done on your well earned PB's.Sounded like challenging stuff at times, and it can be injurious on body and gear as well. Scary to think of what may be possible when you get some better kit! Your smashing it (as well as your dad's finWink and you DID have to drill, ZZZZZZZZZZ  OW that hurts)!!

Great looking spot. The overlay sure makes it looks good too.The other side of the sandbar to the right  may have potential in a different breeze. I especially like the look of that frothy flat water(Beer) in that glass.Guiness or coke? The tide looks to make a big difference in surface conditions by the look of the two photos, so good timing as well.