The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2011-03-25
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
32.24(D)
30.94(D)
20.46(D)
24.127(D)
23.783(D)
57.5(D)
kato
34.012(D)
33.361(D)
22.397(D)
25.844(D)
26.607(D)
158.35(D)
Peter Johnston
32.501(D)
30.86(D)
20.345(D)
22.856(D)
23.175(D)
157(T)
Sailquik
33.59(D)
31.3(D)
0(D)
24.921(D)
25.004(D)
16.7(D)
Seahorse
34.36(D)
32.17(D)
22.03 [PB](D)
22.57(D)
24.75(D)
83.19(D)
Mathew Robertson
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
Average34.1932.7722.2125.3825.81157.68
Shelby (3731km):
4780 days ago
2 categories

Early run down the PiT,then I had to wait for the tide which got me in just before 9.

There has been a massive amount of rain here in the last few days(300-400mm in one 6 hour smashing),this made the water brown,full of sea grass and barrel loads of water running in,out and sideways so the water was about as turbulent and choppy as I've come across with this sort of tide and wind direction.

Wind was a bit gusty and shifty and mostly square which should have made for great hours and alphas,the only thing was that I had to stop 6 times to get the weed off my fin in the hour and that is after I'd worked out that I was going slow and couldn't point too well.

I had to go by 12 and there was few of the PiT hard men battling the brown weedy conditions when I went,so I hope the wind hung in!

CA SL55,RSR Evil3 5.5,Venom 30.

Wind seemed to be around 25 most of the time



kato (37520km):
4780 days ago
6 categories

A mercy dash to the Pit to save the us from sinking into oblivion on the monthly rankings. Pete with a stingrayed ankle and me with a dodgy elbow it was going to be an effort. Lots of brown water and heaps of weed (475mm rain in 6 hrs) It slowly cleared up making one hrs better but the wind was fading fast, by 4pm it was 5kts. The best one hr had 4 stops to clear weed, i need to invest in a good weed fin one day. Great fun chasing Pete and John around with some very close formation sailing.Tongue out

Sl52, Ka Koncept 5.0,5.7,6.6, Venom 30,34 all used



Peter Johnston (8869km):
4780 days ago
1 categories

Desperation stuff to try and redeem some honour. I should have had my stingrayed foot elevated all day or caught up on missed sleep from last night - I only slept about two hours due to fever related to the foot infection and throbbing pain from the foot - so instead I did what any good doctor would recommend and went and windsurfed on it for about 6 hours over 150km. Great way to flush out the toxins!

Arrived feeling a bit shabby to find Shelby and Kato and later John arrived. Got to 1km past the necessary goal of 156km then staggered back to the car.

Very gusty and shifty wind today which started about 25knots SSW I reckon then steadily dropped all day.

Made the mistake of thinking I could use a non weed fin for the first couple of runs. When I stopped I pulled off enough weed to almost fill my helmet!!

CA SL55 with C3 Venom 34cm then Lessacher 28cm weedie, with first 5m KA Koncept then 5.8m Koncept.



Sailquik (29582km):
4780 days ago
2 categories

A very short sail in between looking after my school kids on camp. They were quite bemused by all the fuss about wind!

Since I had a very short window I just tried for a NM and a few alphas. Was pretty underpowered on 5m Koncept, IS87 with Lessacher 25cm Duo speed. Even this fin cought big bunches of the ribbon weed each run which surprised me a bit. Water was dirty brown from all the rain.



Seahorse (2398km):
4780 days ago
1 categories

Made the dash for the afternoon session.  Luckily got there just as wind was fading but enough to have a go for an hour or so.  Good to see team pulling out everything we could to keep the Taswegians in check.  Shopping list was out.  NM hard to get as had to have a gybe.  Did mine on first run.  Did a pretty good 1 hour with 1 stack and a couple of dud gybes - thought it might be better than the result.  Peter was good enough to lend me a weed fin which was very helpful - need one!!  Spent whole day on KA Koncept 6.6m and swapped from CA SL 58 with JP weed 31 to iSonic 122 with Venom 38 for the last bit.    All fastest components were very much at start of session - showing how the wind dropped off steadily.

Great to get a sail - was getting twitchy.



Comments
Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
4780 days ago

Bugga! you guys just stole a point!

Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
4780 days ago

Did you guys have our KM birowed on ya arm.

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
4780 days ago

Well done on the distance guys - the waterproof textas work well, don't they!  Seeing the forecast, thought you may have had a classic today, but looks like it was more of a battle with the weed and the murky water.  Ya did well to top the distance to date for the month - good effort - especially with the injuries!!  Ouch!

Steve200


QLD
Australia
4780 days ago

Well done on the distance guys. You did what you had to do.

Johno


TAS
Australia
4780 days ago

Good effort guys how are you now Peter you may have to lace some muffins with some sort of pain killerInnocent

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
4780 days ago

Just tired Johno, thanks. About to go to bed. Hopefully no profuse sweating in bed tonight. Foot feels OK actually.

No texta or biro, we had a 'shopping list' of scores we had to try and achieve (to beat you guys!) which we used to refresh our memories before heading out.

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
4780 days ago

Well done guys and well done Seahorse, great effort, espcially the PB 1 hr!!

 

kato


VIC
Australia
4779 days ago

Great 1hr John,imagine what you can do with some wind and no weed. Laughing

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
4779 days ago

Sorry for the wrong advice on sail size Andrew. When you arrrived Craig had just changed down from his 5.8 to his 5m and I was powered enough on my 5m... but the wind was steadily dropping and very uneven.

Red


VIC
Australia
4779 days ago

Weed... dirty water... flukey winds... you sure you guys didn't sail down our way?!?!?!Tongue out

Old Salty


VIC
Australia
4779 days ago

Hey John

 

Great to see the Pb on the 1 hr - excellent stuff

lao shi


WA
Australia
4778 days ago

Well done on the hour, Seahorse!Cool

Nice distance session, kato and Peter.