Portland Pirates (Engl-S, Great Britain) - 2011-10-06
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Ian Richards
45.37(D)
43.01(D)
3.39(D)
0(D)
0(D)
24.11(D)
The Matrix
46.07(D)
43.46(D)
3(D)
6.03(D)
8.68(D)
31.49(D)
Jim Crossley
44.94(D)
43.06(D)
5.44(D)
11.71(D)
10.82(D)
40.27(D)
Simon Harris
40.87 [PB](D)
39.63 [PB](D)
3.47(D)
0(D)
0(D)
38.06(D)
Normski
38.13 [PB](D)
36.86 [PB](D)
2.53(D)
0(D)
0(D)
12.44(D)
Swagger
Camel
will
Mike G
Duncan
JK
Woody
RedSurfBus
Woodbutcher
Goostaff
Tris
Jim
Dogfish
Cheese
Gav
SimonH
Chrisy
Dickie
Stinky pete
Sam Anstey
James Faley
TJ
TJ
George Fulton
Mark newman
Average45.7243.264.468.879.7539.17
Ian Richards (18353km):
3235 days ago
2 categories

Funny old day, well done to all those with great PBs, I struggled getting dialed in at all today, look out for some great speeds to follow i think!!

Nice to meet the dutch n belgian guys and some new faces  hope you the trip was all worth it .

strongest winds i've ever tied to sail in, though a smaller sail would probably would not of helped much, with the big winds and better angle came some pretty deadly chop!! some spectacular wipeouts by many  but thankfully no injuries to anyone, Pete Young impressed by wearing half his fin away on the wall at 45Knots definitely the save of the day, could of been sooo nasty.

 



The Matrix (20924km):
3235 days ago
6 categories

   One of those rare days where I can definately say I could have done with less sail and a smaller board!

  Lucky to get away unscathed after using the wall as a motox berm on my first run, trashed my best fin but could have been much worse.

 Great day all in all was worth the trip just to watch all the legends in action some serious stuff going on!.  Some great crashes aswell, Stu Trunkfeilds was the best I witnessed, bet that blew away a few cobwebs LOL.

 And champagne moment goes to Bob Cuninghams run down the wall in at least 45 knots of wind........ with no harness!    Now Thats Hardcore.



Jim Crossley (5677km):
3235 days ago
1 categories

A long day of changing winds.  Pleased with PB but its never fast enough is is!



Simon Harris (434km):
3235 days ago

Great speeds from Ian and Pete! 

Got a few PBs so chuffed but was hoping to get the 40 knot average.Quite surprising how different the screen or 1 second reading is to the average. Nevermind, must eat more greens.

Good to see everyone and to meet Noman and Pete. 

 

 



Normski (7844km):
3234 days ago

My second visit to West Kirby...but my first time of 'trying' to sail in the strongest winds I had ever experienced.  It was also my first time ever of seeing so many tiny boards and also my first time of seeing so many exalted speedsailors.

My attempts were pretty much limited to the lulls in the wind but even then the bear off seemed pretty scary and I found myself instictively sailing with the brake on. Self preservation I guess!

Congratulations to all those that sailed and I now see how the big boys earn their medals.

2006 Falcon Speed, North Ram 5.0m



Comments
RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
3235 days ago

A 3 knot hour Pete? What were you doing? Tongue out

Great stuff, I knew you would go....I was praying you would get a PB as well (and I am far from a religous man!) 

Brilliant effort for the PB's Jim and Simon......there are pics online here.....http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakeracademy/page3/

 

Can any of you help me with a write up tomorrow please. I am going to piece together all the bits online from comments on GPSSS, if you can help fill in any gaps. Been a busy day for the website! It has moved up a gear now

Simon Harris


Engl-S
Great Britain
3235 days ago

Jim, I hadn't seen your speeds till just now. You were seriously shifting. Great to watch!

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
3235 days ago

Thats nice to see!

Snake


WA
Australia
3235 days ago

Great session guys Cool

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
3235 days ago

Awesome speeds guys! Now we need some wind like that here at Sandy Point...

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
3234 days ago

Full report here....http://www.redsurfbus.com/2011/10/west-kirby-autumn-gales-2011.html#more

You can make it better next time by sending me a comment/quote on the day that I can include

RedSurfBus


Engl-S
Great Britain
3234 days ago

Great effort Normski, good PB and more than anything big balls to brave those winds! Smile

Swagger


Engl-S
Great Britain
3234 days ago

Well done all good to see some pb's.

Well thats 2 and 1/2 boxes ticked for the month.

Laters........

 

Duncan


Engl-S
Great Britain
3233 days ago

Normski, good going, thats faster than I've had up there.