The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2010-12-27
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Sailquik
36.467(D)
35.623(D)
24.091(D)
26.065(D)
29.542(D)
161.8(D)
Mal Faulkner
36.37(D)
35.06(D)
14.84(D)
23.02(D)
25.64(D)
61.571(D)
kato
35.563(D)
33.888(D)
23.886(D)
25.37(D)
27.169(D)
153.58(D)
Peter Johnston
35.427(D)
34.197(D)
21.391(D)
24.786 [PB](D)
24.581(D)
116(T)
Mathew Robertson
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mr Love
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Stuart Eustice
Ado
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Schoolie
Tempest
Tone
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Josh
fordy007
Average36.4235.3423.9925.7228.36157.69
Sailquik (24390km):
3990 days ago
2 categories

Fun day at the PiT! Laughing

25 knots SW which is a good angle for the mission but it swung around a bit and eased back to 20 knots every now and then which was a bit frustrating.

Mission was 1 hr and NM.

1 hr mission went pretty well, although I was hoping for slightly more. Two consecutive Gybe crashes at exactly half way didn't help. Cry

For the NM I tried running across the shallows at high tide through the slightly deeper gutter in the middle a couple of times. Chop was scary at the start and speed was good in the low 30's but I miscalculated the distance and pulled up a few 100m short both times. Note to self.......

Best NM ended up one using Mal Faulkners strategy to run the first half of the speed course and then head out into the centre of the channel and past the sand dunes as far as possible. Unfortunately the wind died a bit at the end of both runs but one was the best posted here. Smile

Tried for a few Alpha 500's and was quite optimistic that I may have got close to my PB, but when the data dropped it was quite a way off. Frown I think I need to polish up my gybe exit speed for the next attempt.

Used 2011 5m KA Koncept all day and it performed brilliantly. Alternated between CA50 with 25cm Lessacher speed weed Duo and IS87 with 28cm Lessacher Speed Weed Duo. Both performed excellently! Best NM and Hour were on the CA combo which was slightly faster in top speeds but a bit slower on accelleration and harder to drive upwind. Alpha was on the Isonic 87 combo.

It will be interesting to see Craigs post. I think his figures should be very close to mine which will make the monthly points to date VERY CLOSE!!!! Laughing



Mal Faulkner (9606km):
3990 days ago
1 categories

rs6-5.4/ torquay51 slalom/tm45-26sym

no help to the team but good day at the pit.



kato (32464km):
3990 days ago
4 categories

Oh sooooo close. Yes it was a 1 hr and Nm mission day and we got so close. Started early with the 5.8 sticky taped back together but i forgot to notice that the main batten had been snaped as well. The sail felt very soggy, fine in the gusts though. Got through the first 1 hr. Smile Rigged the 6.6,max down haul with a little more outhaul than i normaly use for the second 1 hr. The venom 30 was a little small for this combo but it was all i had. Chased Daffy around for an hr or 2 and had one very lucky sailor go into the bank with Daffy on one side and me on the other. Missed him by "That much" I didn,t see him untill he passed across the front of Daffy. He did even see us untill we went past. Surprised Warning this man drives in Victoria. Went for another 1 hr after Pete and Daffy retired and broke another boom 1/2 hr into what could have been a Pb. 24.03kt for 30 mins. No more booms,time to pack up and go home.

Sl52,Ka 6.6 & 5.8 with Venom 30



Peter Johnston (7734km):
3989 days ago

Nice day at the PiT with a reduced team - lots of members absent - but fun hooning around with Kato, Daffy, Mal, and for a short while Tom, still with recovering hand. Set off after Daffy and Craig to do a good 1hr - after seeing Daffy drop two gybes in front of me (most unusual!) I then caught the bug and broke my good run and dropped four gybes over the l hr. Note to self: learn to gybe more consistently. Anyway, still improved my PB and good to push the alpha up a bit. Spent most of the day on my JP slalom 84L with 5.0m 2011 Koncept but it was underfinned with a 23cm KA assy. Second note to self: buy a 32cm venom! Also did a few runs on the speed board: Lorch Div S 63L with 19cm C3 Slingshot and 5.8m 2011 Koncept, but despite a fairly smooth course not enough ooomph in the wind.

Long day - up at 5.15, out the door at 6am, arrived at PiT at 8am to find Daffy and Craig waiting for the tide to drop. A bit bloody cold for a mid summer day - 10oC on arrival. Sun came out though as did the crowds. Busy for a while with lots of happy windsurfers blasting up and down, a couple of kites and the inevitable fishos who insist on going part way down the speed run then casting a line! Left Daffy's at 4.40pm and back home just before 7pm.

 



Comments
kato


VIC
Australia
3990 days ago

I think we should string them along for a bit. Nothing like a bit of suspence.Wink

Jordan Murray


TAS
Australia
3990 days ago

Meanies !!!! Just post alreadyYell ...Wink

kato


VIC
Australia
3990 days ago

No Tongue out

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
3990 days ago

Nice work guys! 4 days to goWink

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
3990 days ago

It's a tie!! Surprised

Well done guys ...

Russell Dowd


TAS
Australia
3990 days ago

Fantastic team effort

Cheers Russ

Jez


TAS
Australia
3990 days ago

Great team effort guys, sounds like it was a successful mission, with more posts to come Smile

Decrepit


WA
Australia
3990 days ago

Hey Mal, I've lost your email address, are you still coming over????

 

 

Red


VIC
Australia
3990 days ago

Well done on the PB's Pete..

Hardie


WA
Australia
3990 days ago

Great Stuff Peter!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve200


QLD
Australia
3990 days ago

Good stuff guys, thats the way to go a bit of freindly competion. Now we have to get out there and try and beat you in the next 4 days.

Nice reporting fellas.

kato


VIC
Australia
3990 days ago

"Now we have to get out there and try and beat you in the next 4 days".

 

or vice verser Laughing

Johno


TAS
Australia
3990 days ago

Peter nice pbs well done. Hope we all get some good wind over the next few days to sort out the tie

Jacques Kint


VIC
Australia
3989 days ago

Nice Pb's PeteCool

George


VIC
Australia
3989 days ago

well done guys,grat pbs

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
3989 days ago

Forgot to add - great effort Daffy and Kato to put us first equal! Shame the boom broke Craig or you would probably have clocked up enough km's to pip the Tasmaniacs on distance.

dr cam


QLD
Australia
3989 days ago

Big Congrats Peter on the PBs -Great team work Pit Crew-competitive ba....ds !!!