The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2010-06-09
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Shelby
42.468(D)
39.491(D)
5.18(D)
16.39(D)
13.87(D)
13.4(D)
kato
42.556(D)
41.512(D)
13.052(D)
17.045(D)
23.544(D)
55.79(D)
Seahorse
42.06(D)
40.16(D)
7.7(D)
9.58(D)
17.25(D)
28.49(D)
Peter Johnston
39.829(D)
38.711(D)
8.734(D)
12.238(D)
16.667(D)
37(T)
Sailquik
44.145(D)
42.01(D)
6.824(D)
20.942(D)
18.792(D)
32.3(D)
Mathew Robertson
43.6(D)
40.81(D)
9(D)
0(D)
0(D)
34(D)
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Josh
fordy007
Phee
Adrian
Average43.8741.7611.0318.9921.1746.40
Shelby (3731km):
5064 days ago

Got to the PiT just before mid-day,did a fair bit of waiting for the wind to come up,scored a couple of rain squalls and had to leave at 3.30 just as it was filling inCry

As I was leaving it was a good sight with good wind and plenty out using it well,including the boat of slowness himselfWink

RSR 5.8,JP sp45,Kassy 21.5



kato (37520km):
5064 days ago
1 categories

The wind was a bit slow in arriving, i guess it had to wait for Slowy to turn up Wink Had some good squalls of 30kts but i missed quite a few of them down the wrong end. Watched Matt emerge through a sand storm and blast down the course.I kept stalling the sail mid course,making the runs a little slow at times. Still learning more ways to go slow,but managed to find enough fast runs to count.

CA40,Ka 5.8 for most of the runs and a few slow runs with the 5,Ka 21 assy



Seahorse (2398km):
5064 days ago

Arvo session at the pit.  good crowd including slowie.  Really struggled today to get good speeds / often underpowered.



Peter Johnston (8869km):
5063 days ago
4 categories

Ten degrees or less, driving rain, sand-blasted faces, and in one squall it even felt like hail blasting my face, packing up in the dark, cold and wet. Why? Well, it sure beats work, and the chance to hang out with a few mates and chase the awesome adrenaline rush of hurtling down the speed run. Where else would I be on a stormy WSW winter day if I could possibly get out of work?

I know what you mean Hardie, but if the PiT was your local you'd be pulling 40+ runs most sessions. I too was a bit disappointed not to see a 4 in front of my speeds, whereas 6 months ago I would have been elated at a 39! I tried really hard yesterday but just couldn't get more speed and my runs didn't feel especially fast either. Still hellova good fun though. I was down the run sailing back across the channel when the biggest squall of the day came through. I struggled most of the way across only the channel only to get flattened 20m out from the bank! I need to learn some patience in waiting for the big gusts. I had 5kg of weight on my back yesterday - thanks Mat for the lead! It definitely helped keep the power on in the gusts.

Lorch Div S 63L, KA 20cm assy, 2009 KA Koncept 5m.



Sailquik (29582km):
5062 days ago
6 categories

Looks like I missed a nice session. Wink



Mathew Robertson (8298km):
5062 days ago
1 categories

Got onto a big squall of about 35kn of gusty wind for a 43.92kn.... was hoping for a bit more... but good enough for me. Cool

Missile XS, Koncept 4.9m, KA 21.5cm assy, 5kg lead, me.



Comments
dr cam


QLD
Australia
5064 days ago

Great Stuff Shelby !!!Bummer you had to leave early ...Still using the strikes ??

Shelby


VIC
Australia
5064 days ago

No I havent used one of the Strikes in a while,I've got an 18 and a 20 which you can try next time you are down if you like,I have come across a few people that like the 22.

Mr Love


VIC
Australia
5064 days ago

Well done guy,s , on the scoreboard for the month. I am very grumpy I couldn't make it. AMAC grabed the LM small this morning and I am hearing rumours he did a PB on it. Mmmm I am starting to get a complex about people going faster than me on my gear!!!LaughingFrown

Hardie


WA
Australia
5064 days ago

Amazing what you get used to........ whats coming thru is disappointment at the speeds achieved, most of us mere mortals would kill to get those sorts of speeds!!

 

How did Slowie do?

dr cam


QLD
Australia
5064 days ago

Good Question Hardie-been waiting all night for his post ...

Snides


WA
Australia
5064 days ago

well done crew it s great to see someone getting wind!Cool

Elmo


WA
Australia
5064 days ago

Slowie was that excited about going and getting some wind that he forgot how to charge up his telefonken, sounded fairly happy though with the 1/2 dozen words I got before it dropped out.

That said most WA sailors would be happy sailing with a small 7m

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
5063 days ago

wwwwaahoo.. great stuff boys Cool, and you still have 2-3 days to play with Wink... some more numbers to come!! yeeeeah

I forgot about the spot, I should hook up with someone & organise a quick trip down there one of those days...

I hope Chris.L punched some high numbers!! wonder if other others SRM like Chris.A are there!?

Ado


VIC
Australia
5063 days ago

Really wish I could've made it. Looks like you all had fun. Did any of those huge 50knot squalls come through though? Where are Slowie's numbers?

Seahorse


VIC
Australia
5063 days ago

Ado there was one quite decent squall whilst I was there but I left at 4:20ish so may have been late action.  Like Kato I was in the wrong place at the wrong time for that squall.   Numbers of 45+ may exist for that one but we'll have to see what gets posted.

Mat looked to be absolutely hooning - looked like he had everything really well set-up and he seems to have adopted a Spotty like style.

I should have rigged one size up and taken on a bit of weight - used all my energy up in the light stuff.

Anyway - hopefully they post sometime soon but they're probably out enjoying another low tide right now..

Ado


VIC
Australia
5063 days ago

Ah John, but your average was great! Now I want to see Matt's numbers too. C'mon guys it's dark now!

Ado


VIC
Australia
5063 days ago

Pete there's nothing disappointing about those numbers! It's sounds like a very hit and miss day anyway and not so tropical.

Slowboat


WA
Australia
5062 days ago

I've been reflecting on the conditions we had and I reckon there was only really a patch of wind for about 40 minutes after the biggest squall where it was consistently strong. I also noticed there were a lot of lulls in the runs I did before that which made it hard to keep balanced for more than a few seconds.

Thanks for the muffins Pete! Glad you came down Cool. Dont stress if you dont see 40 on the dial every time. Its just a number. The most useful target is "faster than the last run". And go from there. Conditions change too fast to set absolute targets so take it one run at a time.

Shelby, it did pick up after you left but I missed most of that too. My first run of the day was my second fastest.

Matt must be recovering still after driving me to the airport stupidly early yesterday morning. Thanks maaaaaaaaaate.

Choco


SA
Australia
5062 days ago

Fark can't wait till i get oldTongue out

Vando


QLD
Australia
5062 days ago

Very nice Mr daff waited long enoughWink

Michael (icesurf)


Nth Is
New Zealand
5062 days ago

Yeah Mr Daff.

Andrew, what gear did you use?

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
5061 days ago

CA40, KA20assy (standard straight from the bag - no polishing like my other one), 5m 09 Koncept. Put 5kg weight jacket on for last few runs and it did me in. Saw that last squall coming just before dark but couldn't muster the stength to pick up the rig. Came through as we were derigging. :-(