Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mystery Demon Quiz 1

Classic Sandy Point photo from 1991, can anybody name this handsome devil (demon)?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sailor Profile - Richard Upton

Nickname: Dr Duck
Age: 48
Occupation: Scientist
Height: 182cm
Weight: 83kg

Most used gear combo: 1998 Caveman Bump & Jump, 2000 Gaastra Grind 5.8, Fins International 26 cm free-ride.

Favourite gear combo: Exocet Kona, Grind 5.8 for playful fun when conditions are so light you know you should really be moving the lawn or something.

Gear you wish you had: I think windsurfing gear is a bit like computer software - sometimes the old version you know really well is better than the new version you have to learn all over again. I also like versatile gear - slalom boards you can jump and wave boards that go fast. Any suggestions welcome as my current gear is getting on a bit.

Favourite spot: Kingston Park - speed/slalom in summer & waves in winter.

Spot you would most like to sail: Anywhere the sun is shining, the sky is blue and the water is clear.

09 aspirations(sailing & life): Sustainable, happy existence for myself and family. Hit 30 knot peak on the Kona.
Hit 40 knot peak on a short board.
25 knot alpha.
Work on those nm and 1 hour speeds.

Favourite movie: The Flight of the Phoenix (original)

Favourite food: Custard. If it's from Holland even better. They make the best custard ever. Really.

Favourite colour: Blue

Favourite saying: Having fun is half the fun.

Wheels: My windsurfing trolley or 1991 Holden Jackaroo running on biodiesel (I'm a hippy!)

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sailor Profile - Mark Macdonald

Nickname: Mr. Lovely (My receptionist named me, sounds a little porn like)
Age: 50
Occupation: Community Work Coordinator
Height: 185cm
Weight: 95kg

Most used gear combo: Hypersonic 133 and Maui Sails 6.5 MS.

Favourite gear combo: Hypersonic 133 and GTX 7.5 2007.

Gear you wish you had: 100litre slalom to show I don’t sail that bad and the above combo takes some skill.

Favourite spot: Love Milang with water and Boggy 2. Like big long runs.

Spot you would most like to sail: Burrum Heads looks special from the pictures on Seabreeze.

09 aspirations (sailing & life): To continue to show yearly improvements in speed, consistency and distance. Plus survive in a new potentially difficult new government contract which starts this year in new role.

Favourite movie: Hell Boy 2

Favourite food: Lasagna

Favourite colour: White

Favourite saying: That’s crap!

Wheels: VY Wagon with Mags to cart the gear around in.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Sailor Profile - Chris Dimond

Nickname: Chris
Age: 39
Occupation: Architect
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 90kg

Most used gear combo: 2009 iSonic 101 + 2009 6.6m KA Sail Koncept

Favourite gear combo: 2009 iSW49 + 2009 5.8m KA Sail Koncept

Gear you wish you had: I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got.

Favourite spot: Goolwa Alpha Channel on a big westerly.

Spot you would most like to sail: Grundys.

09 aspirations(sailing & life): GPSSS top10. GTC top 5. Continued health and happiness for my family and myself.

Favourite movie: Goodfellas.

Favourite food: All

Favourite colour: Most

Favourite saying:

Wheels: 2008 Landrover Discovery TDV6

Facebook Link: None