FNQ Mob (QLD, Australia) - 2017-06-24
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Ian
24.862(D)
22.228(D)
15.817 [PB](D)
16.413(D)
21.468(D)
52.214(D)
Benny McCarthy
15.615(D)
11.894(D)
4.912(D)
0(D)
6.154(D)
17.996(D)
Billy
26.248(D)
24.37(D)
18.083(D)
16.36(D)
24.63(D)
47.792(D)
Troppo
Herby
Rowdy
Sailpilot
dr cam
Rossco
Sausage
Hoppybob
Kel
Regs
Freddy Burke
Locky
Gaz
Peter AUS466
Al
Eddy
Flying Dutchman
Luca Sansalone
Pacman
Squid Lips
Toody
Sharyn
James
Richard Reynolds: Rico
Jason
Billy Green Island
Trojan
Dave
Richo
Andrew
Brynoz
Flashman
Snorkel962
Bindi
Kiera
Islandboydaz
boxy
binny
Alvadave
Pencil Neck
Average25.5623.3016.9516.3923.0550.00
Ian (2269km):
1304 days ago

QLD, AU, Michaelmas Cay

Isonic 117, Tribal SW 31, Severne gator M

Great day with Billy and Ben- more later



Benny McCarthy (7360km):
1304 days ago

Michaelmas Cay, QLD, AU

Exocet 135 Severne Convert 6.7 Speed Slider 47

Crystal clear water, white sand, Tropical paradise! - A must do.

Sensational day with Billy & Ian.  Certainly didn't sail to my best, probably should have rigged bigger.  Definately no complaints though.  Could easily get used to more TOW in this setting...  

 



Billy (9755km):
1304 days ago

Michaelmas Cay, QLD, AU



Comments
Firiebob


WA
Australia
1304 days ago

Nice one guys, not many of us have sailed Michaemas Cay, a deff bucket list spot Cool

Andrew


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

Great that you guys made it out, bloody traffic accident thwarted our attempt to join you guys.  Looking forward to getting out there. 

Billy


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

Had to manually enter my numbers as, in my shattered state last night, i forgot to log into KA72 and ended up posting an anomynous file which cant be sent through to GPS Challenge....Bugger. But here we have it.

Would I do it again....the trip that is...You betta believe it. After a unfortunate start to the morning when Ed,Andrew and Rick all got caught in a traffic incident leading into Palm Cove, the intrepid 3 set sail....so to speak. On board we had young Benny Mcarthy, our newest member and the old timer Dr Ian "Have a Chat" Bally ;) In to water unknow. It is amazing how small a 6.0m plate boat feels and looks on the water.

Finally arrive out at the Cay and had a couple of attempts at finding the most appropriate spot to park up and let me say this. "WHAT A MAGIFICENT SPOT." Waist deep water, beautiful temp, crystal clear, nothing but white sand under water for as far as your eyes could see. All that was missing for the first hour was the breeze. Finally kicked in at around the 14-15knts mark between 1400-1530, just as the tide hit its lowest ebb which just made the trip alll the more unreal. 

Ian took a heap of photo's and Ben had his gopro going all arvo, so I am very much looking forward to seeing the shots at some point.

Great afternoon with Ian and Benny and I think both lads would agree that despite that the long hard trip home in lumpy seas and a damaged prop, in a heart beat we would do the trip again. Thank you for all your help ysterday fella's. 

Used - CA 108, C3 Sting 11, 7.5 T4. 

Andrew


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

Billy, great news.  We were all shattered that we couldn't join you.  We were all looking forward to getting out there and we are definitely looking to see it for ourselves.  Your PB's speak for themselves about the quality of this place.  Hoping to see some pics as well.

Ian


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

Trip over was a little bumpy, but no broken bones. The trip home was a little slower with big swells smashing in to the port side, but the boat was as solid as a rock and with about as much suspension as a rock. Thanks to Billy for his skippering, getting us there and back safely.  

 

Wind wasn't as strong as we hoped for, but the magic of Michaelmas Cay cast its sell on us none the less.   Not quite enough to get going for the first half to three quarters if an hour, but it picked up with a rain squall on the horizon (no rain on the cay) and we got an hour and a half on the plane.  Even with the lighter winds the flat water long runs and wildlife made the day Magic.

 

 

A few photos of the day below.


 

Ben Rigging at the back of the boat

Ben rigging in expectation for .....

 

 

Billy

Such concentration Billy

 

 

 

 

What!!

 

 

 

 

 

Billy showing off his carbonart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a day

 

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1304 days ago

Big congrats Billy, PB's and Michaelmas, as Herb says life's good Cool

The want for more wind at the cay has the downside of a hell trip going back. I'm real happy you guys got over there for a sail, it's a bloody adventure and a half and a spot so few have sailed, good on ya's. Bugger the others couldn't make it, no doubt there'll be another trip comming up, Ed won't give up Wink

My tracks, first of two trips over in May 2013

Eddy


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago
Glad you guys had a successful mission it looks really good. The boys up north are rather sad we didn't make it. As a bit of effort went in to getting it all happening... On the bright side we have come to the conclusion that Andrews reef rocket is gunna be the right tool for future mlssions. it has plenty of room on it a new power plant on the back and is unbreakable. I hope we can start planning asap.... And everyone's came home with PBs How sweet is that 😃👍🏻👍🏻
Ian


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

The only downside of the day was that the Port D crew wernt able to join us.   It sounds like next time will be sunner than later.

Freddy Burke


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

congratulations on the PB's Billy.Benny and Ian. The photos are great and write ups all done with a touch of excitment!!

Sorry to here the boys from Port did not make it ......on the brighter side Billy knows 'exactly' where to go for the next

outing. Well done guys. Billy the bucket list has another tick on it.Cool

Billy


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

I was just having a close look at Photo's 8 & 9 - Ian and I ....you can really see the differance between the Severne (slightly Hard top to more Constant Curve) mast and my Hot Sails which is more slightly CC to more Soft Top. The twist off in both photos really is chalk and cheese. 

Kel


QLD
Australia
1304 days ago

Great stuff lads! Wish i could have made it as wellCool

Ezza


QLD
Australia
1303 days ago

What an adventure. Great pics. Congrats on your PB's!

dr cam


QLD
Australia
1303 days ago

Great Job Guys-Michaelmas is a very special spot in ~ 20 knots & a super -low low tide .Well done on making it happen & better luck with the wind next time CoolSmile

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1303 days ago

Where's the F'n video Ben WinkLaughing

Benny McCarthy


QLD
Australia
1303 days ago

 

Link below Firiebob, pretty shitty footage...  The camera man should get the sack!  In hindsight, the go pro really should have been on either Billy or Ian's rigs.  I am sure there will be more opportunities to get it right.

Will rustle up a few more pics...

https://youtu.be/MHHUOIu3xKs

Firiebob


WA
Australia
1302 days ago

Thanks for that Benny Cool