The Southerly Busters (VIC, Australia) - 2011-09-12
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
DanP
24.86(D)
23.17(D)
17.91(D)
18.34(D)
22.59(D)
121.15(D)
Drift
Old Salty
Matt Hosie
andrew dickenson
madventure
B3
Sav
Bella
Laurie Spies
RobbieK
DazzaJ
Naz
DeanJ
Fireman Sam
Cirrus Flyer
Wendles
Tim Pittaway
Smithy
Goldie
Gybing Joel
Hazza1
BigEzy
stelio37
Tone
Vitaly
John N
Geoffee
Kempsta
Frank
Glenn
Jay
Seagull
IdoSail
PJ
Rom
Average
DanP (6323km):
2264 days ago
4 categories

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Last full day on the island so wanted to make the most of it... certainly did that!!!Laughing

Up early for a quick sail before breakkie and before the water got too low, on the 7.8 Tush lightening & 120 firestorm.  Out for breakkie and then to Pulu Maria for some snorkelling at low tide.  Chased some reef sharks around for an hour or so until Ez cut herself on a bit of coral... then the chasing game reversed Surprised so quickly out of the water back to the room and then i headed down for an arvo sail on the incoming tide.  7.0 weather this arvo and sailed from 4:00 until almost 6 when it was getting dark.  Came in, unrigged and checked GPS... 99.3km, quickly grabbed the closest sail & board to me and went out for one more out to the middle of the lagoon and back, and happy with my 104.5km for the day.

It was a full moon so a BBQ on the beach and a few frothies to welcome in the last evening of our holiday... 1 frothie turned into 4,5...8,9 ish and suddenly we're rigging up again and back on the water in the full moon haing tied glow sticks to the masts.  Unbelievable sailing in boardies under a full moon, really was something else.  At one stage i dropped my sail and just sat there watching the other guys flying around under the stars.. just awesome... of course this boosted my total k's for the day too so pretty stoked with that pbCool.  a few casualties though.  Matt came off on a piece of coral and cut his foot up and Jez busted a mast - it was worth it.



Comments
Old Salty


VIC
Australia
2261 days ago

damn long way 120 kms Well done

Jman


VIC
Australia
2261 days ago

Thats some holiday you have had dude.