The Pit Crew (VIC, Australia) - 2022-02-15
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Peter Johnston
34.26(D)
32.827(D)
24.4 [PB](D)
22.746(D)
27.183(D)
202.71(D)
Sailquik
41.596(D)
39.917(D)
21.913(D)
22.553(D)
36.416(D)
85.329(D)
Mr Love
41.112(D)
38.69(D)
16.489(D)
0(D)
29.391(D)
75.928(D)
kato
37.808(D)
35.355(D)
25.302(D)
24.537(D)
30.388(D)
466.414(D)
Tone
33.107(D)
23.723(D)
0(D)
0(D)
23.139(D)
11.26(D)
Mathew Robertson
Shelby
Seahorse
Nic R
Spotty
Mal Wright
Tom Chalko
Stuart Eustice
Ado
Mal Faulkner
andrew dickenson
Pip (Old codger)
Brad
Chinaman
Dazzer
Tempest
supernan
SeaSkip
Johndog
Neil Maskiell
Hajime
PMosse
Dazman
Troppo
Sunshinesailorgirl
Josh
fordy007
Phee
Adrian
Average41.3539.3024.8523.6433.40334.56
Peter Johnston (8869km):
798 days ago
1 categories

Lake George, SA

Nice in the morning but a bit too windy for distance in the afternoon. But I was under orders to try and back up Craig ;)

Huge kudos to my crazy team captain for his insane distance and 22hr (approx) marathon!

Too tired to get out the speed board and do any speed runs...

CA SL 87L with Fangy fin 24cm and 5.7m KA Speed then changed down to 5m KA Koncept after lunch but still overpowered.



Sailquik (29582km):
798 days ago
5 categories

Lake George, Soputh Australia.

Another nice day with winds in the mid to high 20's. I rigged my 2021 and 2022 5.2m's to compare, but I liked the experimental mast rig of the 2022 that I didnt come in and swap. Laughing

I waited until the wind seemed to be pretty well filled in and sailed until late. It just got better and bettwe until just before I finished. OK, I was also trying to look after KATO during his 24 hr record attempt, but that worked out fine for me. 

Amazing to see sooooo many sailors on the lake and the shore! Surprised

I think the Pit crew had 6 sailors today which was very nice. Cool

I just love it when I can sail the CA40 speed board and just fang around all day in good wind. Laughing

Pretty please with my speeds and NM as well. 

CA40, 2022 KA Race 5.2m, Tribal 19cm Weedspeed



Mr Love (6877km):
798 days ago

Lake George

 

Firstly...massive respect to Kato for an increadible distance...we are not worthy!!!!

I Launched from 5 mile, dod 1 run up the top but the wind felt soft so i went right down to the spit.  Struggled to find flat water except in the weed which was super thick and draggy.  persisted but got a bit frustrated as i should have been going faster.  the wind picked up so did the big upwind slog to the top of the lake.  A bit knackered when I git ther but first rin was a 40 peak, then a 41.7 peak and another 40 peak.  Felt like the wind was backing off...had got my 40 so called it quits. Hindsite is a wonderful thing...should have stayed up the top all day a definitely would have seen some higher speeds....but super happy to have a 40, its been a while.

great fun!!!

The old faithful Cheeky Monkey custom 53 wide speed board.  Ka race 6.3, Atomicsurf Nuclear Weed 18.5

 

 

 



kato (37520km):
797 days ago
3 categories

Lake George, SA, AU

Midnight +1min.   

Woohoo! Peanut butter and cheese sandwich again. Gels are going down slowly. More water onboard. No time for chat or rest - back on to it. 

Still having fun - awesome conditions, but the wind is getting lighter. 

4am stop. Really light winds, getting hard. Going to have to rig up the 9m. Tone arrived to check on me and gave me a hand to rig up the 9m - not thinking that we would need it.  

The 9m was perfect to get me going in very light shifty wind. Still great conditions but alot harder.  Back feet and knee are really talking to me.  Still great runs in the smooth water across to cockies. No more moon and no more mast top light - sailing in complete darkness with just star light and a couple of shooting stars to see by.  Gybing via the brail system.  Can still see - but just.   

5am - unscheduled stop. Wind has picked up so back to the 7.7m Koncept. 

Kept sailing on this and didnt do the  scheduled 8am stop and kept going till 9 am. 

Swaped to the 6.6 as the wind had picked up. This is going to be a great day sailing! 

By the way i really hate the mud - its really hard to walk in with tired legs. 

9.30am stop. Wind dropped off again. Back to the 7.7m. 

12 pm stop. More water, changed back to the 6.6m - its getting windy! 

Chased some long Kms all over the lake. Joined by Pete Johnson who is going to back up some kms for the team challenge. The wind has really picked up and its starting to get really lumpy.  Huey is not making this easy for me.  Wind gusting to 25 knts, lumpy lake and well and truly worn out body. 

Came in at 2pm - had enough! Wind has picked up, it is 30 knts. Back is gone, knee is gone. Holes in feet and hands. No more sandwiches left! I want to go home.  Daffy then looked at my numbers and stated that i had to do another 50 km in 1.5 hrs to finish what i started to do. 

Grabbed the smaller, 5.7 on the 52 and proceeded into the chaos of the chop of lake george. The wind and the sea was insane - gusty, choppy, tired legs, tired body - i did 20 long laps of the lake hoping that it would add up to 20 km. Stuff 50 km.  I'm done. 

Got back to the car - stuck in the mud probably 20 m from the shore. Too exhausted to move.  Daz from the bridesmaids came and grabed all my gear to take me in. A big thanks! 

No Daffy.  He is out chasing 40 knots on the speed board.  To keep the integrity of the data, i hand over all my FOUR GPS' to nicole. To gaurd with her life. I'm not doing this again! 

 Some of my gear had been packed up but i finished the day putting back the gear for the very short drive back to Southern Ocean Caravan Park. 

Out of the wetsuit finally, and into a nice hot shower before eating left overs and catching up with Daffy on what the results were, as i had no idea of the distance i had sailed. After checking four GPS' the conclusion was that i had collected 3 PBs! I was shocked! 

I was aiming for one PB - but to get 3 is insane! The final total distance was 830 km. Absolutely stoked! Bedtime. 

16 Feb 2022 

breakfast in the morning. Daffy announces that he made a mistake last night with the data. He forgot to turn off the filter for zero speed - so turns out my total distance was 848 km! Now i'm really shocked!  

Still got all the bouys to pick up tomorrow.  But i might be off the windsufer for a while. But man it was great fun.  

SL78 Fangy 28 KA Race 7.7

SL54 Atomic weed weapon 24 Koncept 6.6

SL52 Atomic weed 20 Koncept 5.7 

Big thanks to Carbon Art, KA Sails, and Martin Love for their wonderful boards, sails and fins. I couldn't do any of this without their great commitment to the sport. 

To all my friends, family in and out of the windsurfing family, thanks for all your love and support during this crazy adventure. I'm done.   

End. Part II. 



Tone (3760km):
797 days ago

Lake George, SA, AU

JP speed 50 65 litre, KA Koncept 5.0m, Kestrel 16cm

20 kys s sse

two runs, yesterday tired and long nite for Kato, not bad nos tho, made the Fin sing, first time over on the speed run from packers-5Mile



Comments
Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
798 days ago
Nice numbers guys congrats on pbs
Drifter


QLD
Australia
798 days ago

Great hour Peter

dr cam


QLD
Australia
798 days ago

Great session guys-how's the captain going ??CoolTongue out

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
798 days ago

Well done on that 1hr PB Peter and the distance!  Was good to catch up!!

Chopper


NSW
Australia
798 days ago

Nice work Pete - you're a great team mate Laughing

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
798 days ago

Great Hour Peter!

Ian Wright


NSW
Australia
798 days ago

Nice sailing guys.

evilC


QLD
Australia
798 days ago
Great PB Peter 👍
evets


WA
Australia
798 days ago
Great distance Peter, 200+ and not a pb😮 and well done on the pb.
Josh


VIC
Australia
798 days ago

Nice job Peter!

Dizzy


QLD
Australia
798 days ago
Congratulations Peter
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
797 days ago

Absolutely amazing Craig! Big congratulations. 

Stretch


WA
Australia
797 days ago

Congrats Craig, brilliant effort Cool

Astrid


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Legend Kato congratulations on a phenomenal effort.  Just saw your post on Seabreeze glad the conditions held for you.

Ian Wright


NSW
Australia
797 days ago

Congratulations Craig , massive effort that shows your dedication to the sport of Windsurfing.

Choco


SA
Australia
797 days ago

Awesome stuff kato! what next sail to NZ?

fangy


WA
Australia
797 days ago

It's hard to think of words that reflect that achievement Kato. Huge respect mate, massive congrats on the biggest/longest PB of all time! Cool

Cocky


QLD
Australia
797 days ago
Great distance Kato and good to talk to you at the finish.
remery


WA
Australia
797 days ago

Well done. 

Matt D


NSW
Australia
797 days ago

Crazy stuff Kato! Cool Congrats 🎉 

Captain skip bogan


SA
Australia
797 days ago

Well done kato awesome achievement 😮😊👍😎

waricle


WA
Australia
797 days ago
Nice hr and distance Peter😎
waricle


WA
Australia
797 days ago
Kato!😎
Drifter


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Kato you are a true legend.

Shield Crusher


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Outstanding achievement Kato. And to get the hour and alpha PBs on top of that!! Seriously SERIOUSLY impressive 💯🏆

Dizzy


QLD
Australia
797 days ago
Congratulations doesnít seem enough Kato, exceptional effort and result.
Trousers


SA
Australia
797 days ago

Incredible Kato! Rest up now!

Hamma


SA
Australia
797 days ago

Well done  Kato that's crazy 

Boombuster


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

I can't work you out. Well done but

Bostonfoil


NSW
Australia
797 days ago

Madness! A windsurfing "immortal"? 

Peter Daish


SA
Australia
797 days ago

AGAIN congrates KATO!!  impressive.   X2

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
797 days ago
So glad you finally got another chance to have a go at the record. Itís an unbelievable a achievement. It was a pleasure to see you start and watch you blasting around at crazy speeds all day. I thought of you as I was laying in bed at night. Then enjoyed seeing you battle through the final hours. Massive congratulations mate!
Windxtasy


WA
Australia
797 days ago

huge congratulations, but Kato, did you sail far enough for the record??? or for what you set out to do? Were the extra 20 laps enough?

What was the target distance?

Haggar


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Congrats Kato you are a Machine!

Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

And continuing from the day before post. WOW Craig that's some very special numbers and everyone round the world should be amazed. Well done.

Steve200


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Congrats mate, MASSIVECoolCoolCool

Firiebob


WA
Australia
797 days ago

Holy Moly Craig Surprised Not like me but lost for words mate, biggest mobs of congrats CoolCoolCool

Just read parts 1&2, amazing, wish I was there and sharing a beer Cry

Well done Pete, very nice hr Cool

Flex


WA
Australia
797 days ago

This is way better than Winter olympics.  So inspiring seeing Woody, Peter (Oversized one) and Kato pushing the limits over the last few weeks. Plus of course other mortals trying to keep up with their own many PB's.    Deep respect to you guys.

Willem Wolvers🤙🏽


S
Netherlands
797 days ago

Well done Craig. Really amazing job:)

Elmo


WA
Australia
797 days ago

Amazing Craig

evets


WA
Australia
797 days ago
Craig that is remarkable. A huge commitment in preparation and then execution. I cannot imagine how your body feels. Well done on a remarkable record. I am in awe 👍🏻🙂.
Cheif


NSW
Australia
797 days ago

Wow Well Done Craig , SUPER Human effort Cogratulations absoulute Massive effort .Awsome pbs you guys .

Josh


VIC
Australia
797 days ago

Awesome job Craig!

Doddi


WA
Australia
797 days ago
Amazing Craig. Super human effort. Setting the bar very high. Congratulations on the huge PBís.
Wind Glider


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

What a great effort Craig. 

What a tremendous achiever you are and an inspiration to all. cheers

NBR


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Congratulations Craig, awesome effort.

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
797 days ago

Well done Kato, fantastic effort - just massive distance, well deserved! 

Bully boy fat Basil


WA
Australia
797 days ago

Brilliant Kato. Superhuman!!!

Vando


QLD
Australia
797 days ago

Huge Effort Kato big congratsCool

Dezza


VIC
Australia
797 days ago
You must know the lake very very well now Kato, not sailing in cruise control either, well done !
Boz


WA
Australia
797 days ago
Massive effort Kato hats off for a super human effort😎
Slowboat


WA
Australia
797 days ago

?????!!!! Craig you are mad. This is proof. Pushing through to the next level... I doubt anyone will come close any time soon! Cool

Jetlag


NSW
Australia
796 days ago

Absolutely crazy Craig, but in a totally awesome way!!! CongratulationsCool

Tony Polony


VIC
Australia
796 days ago

Living legend mate. Congrats!

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
796 days ago
Incredible Kato no words big enough for what u have achieved 😆
kato


VIC
Australia
795 days ago
Thanks everyone, Iím blow away by all messages and support from everyone. Home now having visited the Docís to get a few wounds checked out. Duck mud and salt water makes great infections 🥴🥴. I was hoping to get to the 1000km mark but that was just a bit too far for this black duck 😜 . Got a 19 kt ave for the 24hr which is nice and I never expected a great corner or 1 hr. Thank you all ❤️