Tassie Speed Seekers (TAS, Australia) - 2010-12-23
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Izaak Perkins
31.9(D)
29.24(D)
10.49(D)
24.5(D)
22.08(D)
20.29(D)
Anthony Perkins
32.71(D)
27.89(D)
6.58(D)
23.21(D)
18.93(D)
11.09(D)
Russell Dowd
33.92(D)
31.61(D)
17.04(D)
21.68(D)
24.38(D)
53.09(D)
Anthony Houston
29.93(D)
28.32(D)
12.79(D)
20.24(D)
22.77(D)
65.2(D)
Kaleb Smith
34.62(D)
33.35(D)
21.56(D)
23.26(D)
26.46(D)
309.64(D)
Jez
19.48(D)
15.11(D)
3.92(D)
5.59(D)
5.12(D)
10.44(D)
Al Bach
Dave Morehead
Steve Charles
Bear
Stewart McKay
James Brient
Jordan Murray
Gordo
Richard CS
Johno
Jack
Ray Thorne
Jason
Tom
Fubbs
Paul Tenteye
Geoff Broomby
Easty
Kazza
Marlon
Jodi
Fos
Sim
Azza
Ben Wilson
Waynos
Klaas Hartmann
geared4knots
Will
Liana Perkins
Corkers
veitz
Shorty
Matt Webster
Jules
Johnny
Al
cookie
Parky
Barry
Hughie
Sampson
Breno
Fletcher
Todd Sushames
Jimmy
TGale
Dave Jack
Old Man Steve
Jock C
JimoKG
brad peters
DJ
Angus C
James Park
Kelso Pete
Chol
Latte
Parky jnr
NIGE
WickedP
Average34.2732.4819.3023.8825.42187.42
Izaak Perkins (21765km):
3957 days ago
1 categories

Quick early sail on the sand bar and focused on a few alphas.

NP RSR EVOII 5.5,Falcon 91,Select GPS/Speed 31cm



Anthony Perkins (18557km):
3957 days ago
4 categories

Almost good, really on and off.Rode the JP 59 again today and really liking it.

North Warp F2009 6.3,JP Slalom IV 59cm

Merry Christmas the lot of you!!



Russell Dowd (7146km):
3956 days ago

Dorans, TAS, AU

God it was choppy!!!! and confused chop as well, made it a bit scary to lock down and blast 5.0 2011 Koncept and Fanatic Falcon 79. c3 30 Venom that fin is so good in bad chop!!!!

I am actually very happy with my speeds in those conditions it was hard work and the 5.0 was not fully wound up. Nice jumps as well.

Russ

 



Anthony Houston (2200km):
3956 days ago
1 categories

Dorans, TAS, AU

Dammit didn't hit 30 knots

 



Kaleb Smith (19707km):
3956 days ago
4 categories

Dorans, TAS, AU

Merry Christmas Speed Seekers!

Crazy out of control session!



Jez (11600km):
3956 days ago

Dorans, TAS, AU

Board: Starboard Futura 111

Sail: AeroTech Charge 4.7

Wow what an afternoon of wild weather down at Doran's, but great fun! Must thank Ant and Russ for the words of encouragement and support to get me out there today. It was good fun and good experience.

Great to see so many people out, well done to everyone on their results and Kaleb you're a MACHINE!



Comments
Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Nice Alphas Anthony and Izaak. Great 2 sec Russ, looked like you were hooting. Some strong gusts coming through. Geez this Christmas food is soooo good I cannot stop eating.

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Russ, great speed in those conditions, it was all over the place.

Merry Christmas back at ya Perks.  I'll be posting your christmas present onto this site shortly!!!!

Russell Dowd


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Thanks Kaleb and Steve for the support.

Merry Christmas to all; I have to say the GPS challenge have made this for me the best season ever!!

To all team members well done, and a big thanks to Dave for sharing your Passion of speed sailing with us all. Well done Captain!.

Windsurfing is on the best comeback in Tassie ever in2011!!!!Cool

 

Anthony Houston


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Russ you're leaving me behind, last month you were 3k in front now you're 4, how the hell did you do that in those conditions, I thought I was doing 50.

Kaleb in goning feral, I got a phone call at 8am from Kaleb, he was stuck on droughty Point with a broken boom, that was weird to start with as its the first time he ever sailed with a mobile.  I picked him up, dropped him at Doran's and he was back out in the water at 9am.  I left Dorans 5pm and he was still out not just sailing, but jumping on the waist high chop.

He needs help, poor b....d is on drugs

Brad Cawthorne


QLD
Australia
3956 days ago

Nice work Kaleb, thats some crazy distance, well done!! 

Russell Dowd


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

WoooooHoooooo!!!!

Fantastic effort Kaleb

Huge speed, huge distance, Huge Effort

Congratulations on an inspirational 2010

I HAVE TO SAY ONE THING MATE; RESPECT

CHEERS RUSSCool

 

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
3956 days ago

Huge effort to cap off a pretty amazing year Kaleb!! Big congratulations!

And well done to all you Tasmaniacs for a great year's sailing - a force to be reckoned with! Looking forward to catching up at the PiT or Henty some time soon.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

WOW it's Pb month for you Kaleb, awesome K's mate, congrats Cool

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

well done, you champ!

Anthony Houston


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

That puts Tassie in the lead for Dec distance, did I help or am I dreamin

Hardie


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

KalebSurprised

Johno


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Onya Kaleb your a sailing machine.

 Your not dreaming Ant well doneCool

Anthony Perkins


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

nice one Kaleb, need to rest up for next monthLaughing great effort!!

Johno


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Hey Firie what you said about Kalebs NM session the other day must be trueWink LaughingLaughing

 Mad basket award as wellCool

lao shi


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

Well done, Kaleb. Big numbers!Cool

Finally knocked us off top spot.Cry

evets


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

Well done Kaleb, nice session near the end of the yearCool

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Fantastic effort Kaleb and well done on sailing over 300 km's in what must have been pretty wild conditions today.  Your enthusiasm and determination is inspiring, and your recent GPS achievements are nothing short of amazing (42 knots, 37 NM, 300 kms, 24+ 1 hr and 24+ alpha), all in just a few months.  The whole team has really found a new lease of life through the new members we've gained and it's going to be great next year seeing how we all go.  You've certainly raised the bar and it is great to see.

Well done Ant for backing Kaleb up and putting the Tassie Speed Seekers back in first place. 

I certainly agree with Russell's comments that 2011 is going to be a fun year for windsurfing in TAS!!

Hardie


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

I reckon you guyz are Favourites for next year if you have wind all yearCool

Firiebob


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

Johno, I rest my case WinkLaughing

Kazza


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Well done gang, especially Kaleb, I saw you out there last night again, you must have been out there all day!!. After today I'll be able to get out there and help, my screenprinting customers just don't understand that I really should be out there getting the kms up instead of doing their work.Yell It's soooooo frustrating.

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Wow Kaleb, holy crap that is  truely awesome over 300km you were definately on a mission. You have catapulted us into first place, huge well done. Daves 500km distance record is definately under threat. Bring on next year.

Kaleb congrates on an amazing few months of sailing, looking forward to sailing with you and the rest of the gang next year.

Feilian


NSW
Australia
3956 days ago

great stuff keleb, just had a look at your PB graph man your on fireTongue out

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
3956 days ago

Thanks everyone for your support!

It was a long day!  The first 20km took an hour and then when the wind finally settled in I broke a boom(arm and tail piece) just after 30km.  I managed to salvage a bit of the tail and use the good arm to get me 1 km back to shore, however, I was on the wrong side of the bay and didn't want to risk turning the boom over and saing 4km downwind in 25-30 knots.  Luckily for the first time ever I had my mobile with me.  Half an hour later Anthony Houston came to the rescue and took me back to my car(yes tracks have been deleted)thanks Ant.

Back out again, the plan was to head up wind into Mortimer Bay and do a down wind one hour back to Dorans.  The trip up was hard work, the chop was really short and bad and pounded the bag out of me.  The wind had been SW but had gone round to the W, creating two chop formations that came at me and converged to make new lumps that stood up and hit like sledge hammers.  It was one long run from Droughty Point up into Mortimer Bay.  I stayed in Mortimer and did a few runs in the flatter water until I was ready to do the ultimate one hour to blow away all my other attempts.  Err! No! 5 minutes in and it was out of control, the chop was just far too short, steep and confused to keep any real speed.  I decided to head into Shelly Beach at the back of Opposum Bay.  The wind in there was off shore but windy enough to fill in close to the beach.  Although it was quite gusty it was still good fun. 

It was about 1pm and I was in need of food and WATER so I decided to go for a one hour back down into Dorans.  I headed of at 30 knots felling realy comfortable and confident that this was going to be big, ten minutes later I was screaming at Huey to give me F...... break.

As I headed out from the safety of Opossum Bay I hit Chop that was around head high which I didnt mind too much, the problem was the extra chop that ran along the face of the big chop.  No, not one extra chop but two running in opposite directions and coming together to form super chops that surge upwards on the face of the head high chop.  To say the least it was totally out of control, there  was chop actually running back into the wind.  The only thing I could put this down to was that after a really high tide in the morning Mortimer Bay, Ralphs Bay and the Derwent River had tidal flows that converge in that area and with the wind running against the flow was having some effect.  What ever it was I just wanted out of there. 

The sail back was painful, my right bicept kept cramping and I was in constant fear of catapult as the the board would bury into chop that I hadnt even seen coming.  The wind had picked up to around 40 and I was sailing in an up right position slightly sheeted out and constantly doing major trim adjustments as a flat section would appear and I could sheet in and surge on to only be grabbed by phantom chop. I would classify this bit as survival sailing on the edge of disaster. Good Fun!!  Even though I just wanted it over and at times thought I was going to have to sit it out in the water and wait for the wind to ease. Never!!

Back at Dorans the water was a lot more settled than what I had just sailed through and I could relax again, although I realy needed to ditch the 5.6 and put on a 4.7 wave sail and enjoy the rest of the day.

My original goal along with the one hour, which didn't happen, was to get 350km by 6pm. That way with what ever other team members posted we would pick up a few points for December and put us clear in front.  The broken boom had put me way behind that goal so I had settled on 300 hoping that Anthony or Russ would get the extra 50+ needed.

I went back out with a 4.7 and an old freestyle wave board, I had 100km to go.  After the adrenaline charged sailing I had encountered earlier it was great fun to just blast around and get a heap of jumps.  All was going well util at arond 50km the wind backed off and I was left wallowing around on and off the plane.  I refused to give in until finally the wind came back in and I made the 100, well actually I did about 109 to make sure.  The last 50 took 2hours 45 and it went on forever.

Now my face hurts really bad as the sun was out all day and I forgot to put on sunscreen.  And I must get some sunglasses for water use, my eyes hurt like hell and look like I've been taking drugs for days.

Massive thanks to everyone that takes part in the Challenge and those that give support and words of ecouragement to others. Look out 2011! 

An even bigger thanks to Nebbian and Hardie.  Awesome!

And special thanks to Dave Moorehead, its his passion for the sport that motivates me to get out their and try to kick his do my bestWink

I know 2010's not over yet but it would be really nice if other teams didn't go out and deliberatly beat our score, thankyouKiss

evets


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

" know 2010's not over yet but it would be really nice if other teams didn't go out and deliberatly beat our score, thankyouKiss"

Tongue out

 

lao shi


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

Great story, Kaleb. Huge distance effort in those conditions.

Not deliberately beat your score?!!!!Innocent What do you think this is Christmas?!!!!Wink

obi one tobi


WA
Australia
3956 days ago

great story Kaleb and fantastic effort.

Quick Pinnaroos get your Xmas turkey flying, Kaleb is asking for it !!

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3955 days ago

Great read Kaleb, Steve and I have sailed in that same chop before and it is incredibly hard going, it's like the Bermuda Triangle of horrible chop!!  There is nothing else to be said about it other than "avoid at all costs".  Sounds like you got a good dose of it.

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
3955 days ago

Oh yeah, now I remember. That is the hardest worst chop you can imagine.

Almost forgot to say big well done to Ant and Russ for the back up km. Although it was only 50-60km it all really helps.

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3955 days ago

It forms vetical walls out of nowhere, just as you think "here is a small flat section to just glide along for 1 second between nasty bone-jaring chop"!!

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3955 days ago

Kaleb, Sensational effort and great story to boot.  The Tassie SPeed seekers are really gelling as the team to beat in 2011.  If you and Dave ever talk and have a big days sailing I doubt any team on earth could beat your distance average.  Must be something in those polluted waters you guys sail in (or the fact you're all your brother's cousin's sister's father's nephew - sorry but when a team starts getting as good as the TSS,  the tassie jokes are bound to come out )  

Merry xmas guys too.

PS - If you'd sailed all day in the sun up here without sunscreen you wouldn't have a face tonightWink

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
3955 days ago

We can handle the sun!  It's in the breedingCool

Oh Yeh! I checked the readings from yesterday, when I was in the thick of it, it was about 42 gusting to 50+.

Hardie


WA
Australia
3955 days ago

Kaleb The StorySurprised and you did 309km in thatCool

b14


East
Japan
3954 days ago

Kaleb 

I red it .. Great !!

Paul Tenteye


TAS
Australia
3954 days ago

Great Story and fantastic Effort...well done Kaleb

kato


VIC
Australia
3953 days ago

Thats nuts Kaleb.!!!!! Go for distance when it nice, not crazy windy days. Game on for next year i guess Tongue out