Pinnaroos (WA, Australia) - 2015-12-06
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Ricey
26.465(D)
24.389(D)
8.524(D)
13.688(D)
19.502(D)
20.883(D)
Lunny
32.987(D)
31.981(D)
20.239(D)
20.399(D)
30.402(D)
211.345 [PB](D)
Neon Leon
26.31 [PB](D)
23.575 [PB](D)
1.667(D)
0(D)
9.316 [PB](D)
7.982(D)
Jeff
27.68(D)
26.684(D)
11.073(D)
15.984(D)
23.23(D)
50.751(D)
Windxtasy
25.999(D)
24.387(D)
9.392(D)
17.982(D)
16.738(D)
20.239(D)
Obelix
27.486(D)
26.002(D)
14.074 [PB](D)
0(D)
22.787(D)
57.005 [PB](D)
lao shi
32.67(D)
31.02(D)
20.97(D)
22.15(D)
28.47(D)
209.5(D)
JJ
33.94(D)
32.677(D)
14.595(D)
15.68(D)
31.438(D)
43.287(D)
Snake
32.054(D)
30.554(D)
25.015(D)
22.421(D)
27.71(D)
108.326(D)
GS
22.753(D)
20.744(D)
0(D)
12.513(D)
12.497(D)
4.433(D)
nebbian
Pointman
Mineral
Chris Porter
Marcel
paddymac
JC2
Jemma
Birdman
scarrgo
Jonah
Windtech
WINGMAN
Bunyip
Sam
AC1
Hooksey
Lukie
Andy
tailwind
Flatchat
Gustenzo
Cannonball
Kenny
Boz
Windmill
remery
Pacey
Jase
Woody-Mark
CrimsonFlash2
SRS73
Antman
AndreaMunich
Italy
kai
Gloria Jackson
Average33.4632.3322.9922.2930.92210.42
Ricey (9450km):
1543 days ago

Novara Beach, WA, AU

Trip to Novara to join Mark in his circumferential feat.

Fairly ordinary sail for me, better once I changed from weedy to pointer.

Rocket 105, Koncept 5.8



Lunny (37535km):
1543 days ago
1 categories

Novara Beach, WA, AU

What a great day out with loads of support for Marks Mighty MilestoneLaughing Arrived to find the Legendary Lao out all by himself smashing out the K's. Thought it would be the right thing to back up the master, maaan am i going to pay for it, he just kept going and goingSurprised Nice to finally meet Elmo and a quick hello to many familiar faces.

Oh and Mark, Adam (man over board) and Andrew (sailquick) came just after you left too. Just missed you. (great to meet you too guys)

RRD xfire 102, Mistral 91, Reflex2 7.0, Tribal WS 29, 33



Neon Leon (31km):
1543 days ago

Novara Beach, WA, AU 6.5T4, 101 Futura, 31JP weedie and two masts (a slight mishap with the first mast)

Pleased that I beat my Mum on the 2 sec. 



Jeff (11504km):
1543 days ago
1 categories

Novara Beach, 6.6 and mistral 112 - great to see so many people, all there to congratulate Mark on his achievment, pitty the sun and seabreeze didnt turn up but still a good day out.



Windxtasy (10478km):
1543 days ago

Novara Beach, WA, AU 5.7K, M91, 21delta

A mad dash to Novara after church to catch up with the great one as he completed his circumnavigation of the globe. Alas he had already completed the first circumnavigation and started on his second. Good to catch up with a lot of crew at Novara to celebrate the great occasion, thanks for coming along. I am sure Mark appreciated your support and company. It was really fun to sail at Novara again. The chop was fun and made Fangys seem just a little bit boring, perhaps.

Thanks to Hardie for his alpha tutorial today - looks like it did pay off after all! That PB gybe was the last one I did, after you left, Joe. I felt I was just starting to get the hang of it but everyone seemed to have come in off the water by then and I didn't want to keep everyone waiting for me so I decided to head back too. I was surprised how well the delta fin went upwind in the chop. Realspeed gave me an alpha over 18 - so long I have been wanting an 18+ alpha, but for consistency I will stay with KA72.

My top 5 alphas are all over 17 now, getting some consistency - not just a lucky fluke!

Hardie confirmed for me where my problems lie, and I could see I needed to tighten up the carve. That part was easy. Changing the timing of the rig flip accordingly will take more practice. I might have to get the freeride sail out again  to practice rig flips. Luckily I still have one mast it will work on after Leon broke the other one today.

Good to have my sailing buddy and chauffeur along again today. Today was his first session for the season and he did very well.



Obelix (3335km):
1543 days ago

Novara Beach, WA, AU

Finally. my first sail in the MAndurah Inlet. Found Elmo at the beach, and he showed me where not to go, how to get in, etc. Thanks Elmo. Nice to put the face against the name.

When I arrived between 11 and 12 , Mark has already completed his mission. Amazing achievement. Big congratulations to Mark, and all sailors who turned out, PBs or not.

A great turnout of Pinnaroos. Lester arrived all the way just to congratulate Mark, as he can't sail yet.

A lot of happy faces today.

 

 

 

 



lao shi (41082km):
1543 days ago
4 categories

2905 days ago I had my first sail at Hardie's. Both that day and today are examples of the great thing that Hardie and Nebbian started. A group of like minded individuals sharing the stoke and having fun. Let's keep it going.

It was great to catch up with some of those that I met for the first time that day, Hardie, Elmo, Decrepit, Sammy all of whom have shared their knowlege with me over the years.

Thanks to Anita and JJ for organising the signed globe and the comments journal and getting lots of crew to come back to where it all started.

Thank you also to all those who filled in the journal and came along today and offered congratulations for a pretty nuts achievement.

Thanks also to my team mates and those from other teams that have been such good company for all those Km sailed.

Here are the stats:

2936 days since my first ever post.

938 sessions posted to GPSTC (including a few 0 data posts)

42.85 Km / session average and 13.7 Km / day since starting.

Started at 8am after a breakfast pie from the Miami Bakehouse (main reason for sailing Mandurah!) Cranked out the required 100Km by 11.15 on the big gear with some pretty wild gusts giving a 31.8 peak and 30.8 10 sec. Wind was pretty constant and I had fun. Stopped for a celebratory beer with Lunny and Yoyo (early I know but what the hey!)

Did another 50Km on the big gear with it getting gustier before changing down and managed to completely mistime it. Went on a downwind run and it took me the best part of an hour to get back as the wind dropped and went West!

That was the hardest part on the hands so decided to go back to the big board for the remainder. Came in at 100 miles for a last feed and did a final few laps to get the 200Km and finished just after 4pm. Could have kept going but the wind appeared to be getting more holey.

Loft Blade 7.8, F2SX77, Wector weed 40, Loft Switchblade 6.8, Mistral SL91, Choco weed 27

Amazing hour from Snakey in those conditions!

Congrats to Lunny on a hard fought Km PB cementing his position as team leader!Cool

Thanks, Firie for the photos.

Breakfast pie selfie.

Line is 1 Nm. Just a few laps today!

 



JJ (25827km):
1543 days ago
1 categories

Novara Beach, WA

A big turnout to see Lao complete his first trip around the world and make a good dent in his second circumnavigation, with a huge KM session.

Awesome achievement, well done Mark CoolCool

 

Lunny was smashing a huge km PB and Jake knocked out a lazy 25 knot hour Laughing

Good fun sailing from Novara again. Great spot, love a bit of chop Smile

 

M91,  KA 7m,  CL SW 28

 

 



Snake (23888km):
1543 days ago
4 categories

Back to where it all started, down at Novara boat ramp, Peel Inlet, WA, AU.

Lots of folks turned up to see Lao Shi complete his first lap of the globe - what an awesome achievement! Plenty of crew out on the water as well and some nice wind around too. Great to catch up with some of the originals who I haven't seen in what seems like an age. Joe, Alby, Sammy, and Decrep and the usual Pinnaroo invasion force Wink Great to catch up with all of you again! 

Mega congrats to Mark for the big Ks today and for the awesome hard work that has gone in to getting over the line - the first in the GPSTC!!!! Cool Wooohoo!

Went for the 100km continuous session today. Mark only had 100km to get over the line, so decided 100km was the magic number. Mega underdone a lot  the time but a few gusty bits provided some fun sections. A fair bit of slogging to get back to where I started. Did a big downwinder in the last 10 minutes of the second hour to get the 25 - ended up down near Fangys and had a big slog back upwind in marginal breeze (there's not much wind down there!). Worth every minute of the slog though. 100km average = 23.6kn. More wind please !!!

Iso 86sl, RB 7.0, FO Weedster 28



GS (4113km):
1542 days ago

Melville - Missed out on Mandurah with the crew :(



Comments
Firiebob


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Nice to catch up again JJ, another nice Nm mate, what a suprise WinkLaughingCool

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Some photos of the magic K man, big congrats Mark Cool

JJ


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Super photos thanks Bob, nice to see you again Cool

WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

What an achievement! Many congratulations.

Stu


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Fantastic achievement Mark.

You're an ambassador to the sport.

Decrepit


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

As above, and thanks to Anita for organising everybody!

Basil


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

   Lao shi is a sailor of note

   he does not even use aboat

   we watched as he soared on a short sail board

   an equatorial record he wrote.

Wonderfull acheivement Mark

Vando


QLD
Australia
1543 days ago

Awesome Achievement Lao congrats Cool

Sausage


QLD
Australia
1543 days ago

Massive achievement Mark - congratulations.  Probably the first human to record that distance on a windsurfer too.  What I want to know is how many harnesslines, harnesses, booms, uni's, and footstraps you've been through Surprised

WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Huge distance Lunny....wow! You can put your feet up for the evening.

Elmo


WA
Australia
1543 days ago
great PB there Lunny, good to catch up with you today
Duffy


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Massive achievement Mark, big congrats!

Huge hour Jake, great to see

Lunny thats a big day out, well done on the PBCool

(Flyin-) fin


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Was at Novara to congratulate Mark on his extrordinary achievment,... and I think he's still going,.  Cool 

  

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Congrats Lunny, just what you were after, well done Cool

Hardie


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Well done Leon saw you speeding out there, you looked good Cool, now just need to learn how to gybeWink

Elmo


WA
Australia
1543 days ago
congrats Anita and Leon on your PB's
Hardie


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

WooHoo AnitaCool

bono


NSW
Australia
1543 days ago

Well done neon & Anita hope more to come :)

Saltynuts


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Congrats Leon, Anita, Obelix and Lunny on the PBs. Well done all.Smile

Massive achievement Mark with some nice distance to finish. Glad you had a good day.

Huge congratulationsCool

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

WELL DONE MARK FOR ROUND WORLD Cool, thats a PB for sure Wink

Great mileage Lunny and Mark, condition wasnt that great!

Great PBs guys CoolCoolCool, Anita here is another one yeah!!

Smoking nbs JJ, I suspect you done some speed today Wink, bit soft in the corners I recon Tongue out

Fantastic HR Snaky Cool

Great to catch up with you all, and feel happy to have been part of that special day Smile

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Very nice distance PB Lunny! I know you were aiming for 200km and it is so good for Mark to have good backup to make his day doubly worthwhile.

Congratulations to Mark in lieu of his post, which we all know will be exceptional. Congratulations for a huge contribution to the GPSTC as a sailor, team captain, mentor, friend administrator and example to all.

Jake, SUPER hour, and nice work on the distance too. It is always great to have you along for your enthusiasm which gets everyone else revved up. Sorry you are going to missout on a distance bean this time, I guess that will compensate Lunny for you just stealing his beans last month.

Lester, thanks for coming all that way to offer your support even though you could not sail. I hope you are fit enough to be back with us soon. 

Big effort also by Danijel, who made his first foray to Mandurah to join Mark on his mission today. 2 PBs!! That must have made the trip worthwhile! Well done, mate! I think we need to work on those alphas though...

I think we can cross distance off our list of requirements for this month.

GS


WA
Australia
1543 days ago
Great stuff Mark! Amazing achievement! Nice PBs Leon, good to see you giving your mum and captain a challenge.
Hardie


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Impressive Jake you called a 25hr and deliveredCool

STROPPO


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Top effort Mark welldoneCool also some nice pb'sfrom the rest of the team and smoken hr Jake happy daysCool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Definitely a top 10 Hardie's day!

Lezz


Other
Australia
1543 days ago

Congratulations Mark! It was good to see that it was real :)

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Firie, I love the pic of Mark checking his distance. Classic!

Mineral


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Huge effort mate, bloody huge MarkCool 

You can stand tall mate, and in the girls words, why donty you do something you are good atLaughingLaughingInnocent (private joke, Mark will tell you if you bribe him with beerWink)

Realy sorry I couldnt make it today, family comitment. But thought of you churning out the K's while I was watching family young guns devour cake and shit for most of the day.Smile

Next Piza night, its my shout. Smile

 

Lunny, and the rest of the awsome mob,you are true team mates backing up to that magnitude today.

Anita, a true Captain leading from the front. Bloody top mob Pinnas, top mobCool.    

WazzaYotty


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Great alpha pb again Anita....congrats!

Drifter


QLD
Australia
1543 days ago
Awesome effort Mark, I bet there was a lot of fun packed into that circumnavigation. Fabulous team support.
Birdman


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Congratulations to everyone on the highly successful  Novara event.  Sorry that we couldn't be there in person but we were hoping the breeze would play ball for a satisfying result, which it clearly did.  We are very proud to be members of such an inspirational team.  Lukie, Andy, James, Adrian.

Nigel


NSW
Australia
1543 days ago

Congrats on all the PBs. Especially lao shi  for an epic achievement. Great alpha, too, Anita! Soudns like you'll have your 18 very soon. Love the photos... looks like a great spot.

Pointman


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Well done to all the PB-getters and a big shout out to Mark for his lap around the world Cool

JJ


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Congrats to Leon, Obelix, and Anita on your PB's.

Craig - super impressive sailing 200+ kms after being on night shift. Nice NM too Cool

Snake


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Great Km Pb, Lunny!! Super backup for Lao's big day! You should feel that today Surprised 

Awesome alpha Anita Cool Joe, I'd be claiming that one if I were you! 

Nice job pipping the captain on speed Leon Wink

Danijel, first day on the estuary and a Pb to show for it, nice one! It gets a bit like that sailing down there, I'm sure you'll be back for more! 

Nauli


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Fantastic and inspiring stuff Mark....and all with the helmet on!!

Congrats to the others on the PB's...

ray gun


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Super huge respect Mark. An amazing effort.Cool

Anita- pb again. I think you are about to turn the corner much quicker.Surprised

Leon sweet numbers congrats.

Lunny- Huge day.

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

I knew you'd get a Pb Anita, we could see you smashing them out in the distance, congrats on your corner and a for organising Marks big day Cool Sorry I did a runner but it was so cold for me and Mark looked like he was never going to stop.

Two Pb's on the same day is a great day Obilix, congrats mate Cool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Firie -You were there for the presentation and to pass on your congratulations, and that's what matters. Thanks for the photos. With all the gear I have on you'd think I was the one who had circumnavigated the globe!

I was surprised to get a gybing PB. None of them felt all that good and entry speeds were less than last Friday. I guess tightening the turn helped. I do feel I am on the verge of a breakthrough but a significant improvement in technique is still required. That means lots more practice...

Sausage


QLD
Australia
1543 days ago

 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1543 days ago

Nice touch Sausage.

Dezza


NSW
Australia
1543 days ago

wow!!

 

what a great team day that mustve been, and all those PB's across the group. Fantastic, and inspiration by the buckets full!!!!!

Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
1543 days ago

Nioocceee, well done mate on 40k. WOWCoolCoolCool

Johno


TAS
Australia
1543 days ago

Super effort Mark great stuffCool 

Congrats to all the Pbers

paddymac


WA
Australia
1542 days ago

Amazing effort Mark! Wish I could have been there to see all the smiles. Congratulations not only to you but to Hardie and Nebbian for turning an interesting idea into a fantastic reality. May you have 40 more!

Slowboat


WA
Australia
1542 days ago

Mark! Thats commitment. Good on ya!

Boombuster


QLD
Australia
1542 days ago
Top effort Mark hope the body isn't worn out.
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
1541 days ago

Congrats on your amazing accumulated distance + the 200kms in this session Lao!

Watch out Anita Leon pipped you for 2 sec but your gybes are going great! You've blitzed me this month..

 Great photos! looks like a great place.

 What's with the windcheater -cold day? I've never thought to wear something like that sailing..

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
1541 days ago

Sue, the day before was our coldest December day for 50 years, and Sunday wasn't much better. I had to get the long wettie out of the cupboard again (I thought I had put it away for the summer) and put the windjacket over the top as it really cuts the windchill. It makes a big difference in winter to have that extra layer, even if your wettie is a dryskin. The spot is over the other side of the Peel Inlet from Fangys. If you look at JJ's track, the island you can see top right is Boundary Island which appears top left in the Fangys tracks.

Pete C


QLD
Australia
1540 days ago

Congratulations Mark, fantastic achievement being the 1st to 40,000 kms, thats a lot of hours on the waterTongue out

lao shi


WA
Australia
1540 days ago

You will be there in record time the way you are going!Surprised

Full Bogan


SA
Australia
1537 days ago

Crap i missed this post. Well done on the distance iao shi. Awesome sailing.