Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sailor Profile - Meta Sindos

Nickname: Choco
Age: 44
Occupation: Semi-retired
Height: 180cm
Weight: 98kg

Most used gear combo: Loft Blade 6.8m Manta 67

Favourite gear combo: Carbon Art SP50-Blade 6.2m

Gear you wish you had: Carbon Art Slalom 62

Favourite spot: Lake Bonney

Spot you would most like to sail: Karpathos,Greece

09 aspirations(sailing & life): Get a 40+knot average,planning to travel to the USA and drive from west to east coast along route 66 and then return along US Canada border.

Favourite movie: Life of Brian

Favourite food: Pasta

Favourite colour: blue

Favourite saying: ”F*cked that up”

Wheels: Hilux ute

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sailor Profile - Dave Mossop

Nickname: Dave
Age: 53
Occupation: Coach Driver
Height: 170cm
Weight: 87kg

Most used gear combo: Isonic 115, 7.2 NP

Favourite gear combo: Starboard Carve, 6.6 KA

Gear you wish you had: Carbon Art 44 / 50 / 60, Full set of Sails to suit

Favourite spot: Goolwa

Spot you would most like to sail: Caribbean

09 aspirations(sailing & life): 40 knots peak, 40 knots Av (big ask on current gear), a weeks sailing holiday somewhere (with speed conditions)

Favourite movie: Forest Gump

Favourite food: Mexican

Favourite colour: No

Favourite saying: Hope I don’t have one !!

Wheels: 98 Forester (fit’s all the gear nicely)

Facebook Link: Not into it !

Sunday, April 26, 2009

08 GTC Results

Carl brought along the "GTC Runners Up" trophy to put in the Clubhouse, ain't she a beauty!

He also bought along the medals but since only 3 of the 5 team members(in 08) were present we will get a photo another time.

Sessions 09 - Goolwa 4-25

Plenty of Speed Demons were out to brave the cold and windy conditions that the Goolwa Alpha Channel had on offer. There were 7 PB's and many 40+'s on the dial as the wind hovered between 20 to 35 knots. The tower said gusts to 42 but as we all know it usually reads 5+ knots higher than at water level. I had taken my still and video cameras in the hope of getting some footage but ended up being on the water all day. There were a few spectacular crashes but only 1 breakage, a boom(not a demon though!) Some others may have photos which will be added.

Monday, April 20, 2009

First BIG frontal system of the season (09)

Forecast keeps getting better for the weekend...

Harness Line Length

Eric Loots (speedsurfingBLOG) has a poll running on harness line length. Add your vote, it will be interesting to see how long everyone elses are ;)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sessions 09 - Goolwa 15/4

Chris D and a few others had a good session down at Goolwa during the week. Dave M took some footage on which Chris has worked his magic.

"Early start, on water before 7am. 23-28 knots, but not ideal direction - too SW. Need W for SPEED! Two runs had screen peak over 40 knots, so that was nice - 40.2 + 40.1 (bloody doppler brought me down). As forecast, the wind dropped out quickly, and I ended up having a blast on the 101/7.5/38 combo. New 38 Venom was fantastic. Dave Mossop was out on the bank with his camera, so hopefully has some nice shots (no pressure Dave). First run also on the C3 Strike 22. I'm pretty sure I did my peak on this fin. The wind was swinging early, and the speed strip was no longer starboard tack. Also noticed I am a shit speed-sailor on port tack. This fin feels fantastic and I can't wait to get it out again in a solid blow to really test it out."

Friday, April 17, 2009

First BIG front of the season (09)

The WA boys look like they have a nice front hitting on Thursday, so we might get something on the weekend. Damn carpark will be full if I don't get there early!

Rankines landing might look something like this BUT..

  • The grass will be like burnt toast...
  • The carpark will be full as a fat ladies sock...
  • The water will smell like a fat ladies sock...
  • We will be more desperate to actually sail...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Demon @ the PiT

SA Speed Demon Anthony Hamood had a nice session at Sandy Pt on Wednesday. He doesn't have net access while there so I am posting some video that Kato from the Pit crew posted. It was filmed by Alister Ryan AKA "the Waterboy". Anthony can add comments when he returns.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


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