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kitesurfing from Perth to the North-West Cape

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Created by ianyoung > 9 months ago, 4 Nov 2014
ianyoung
WA, 648 posts
4 Nov 2014 10:14AM
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I set myself a personal goal of kitesurfing from Perth to the North-West Cape (more than 1300km) a few years ago.

After 22 years service in the Army, I know of many veterans who suffer a variety of health issues and decided to use this adventure to increase the awareness of these problems.

I know we all suffer "donor fatigue" but please consider donating to help those veterans who put their lives on the line to serve their country and now need our help. Help me help Soldier On by giving what you can to this cause by visiting:
soldieron.giveeasy.org/campaigns/kitesurfing-perth-to-the-north-west-cape/
Once you have donated you will receive a tax receipt straight away to your email address. All donations made from this link will go straight to Soldier On.

If you also "share" this page with your friends or leave a comment or "like it". It all helps

Once underway (Friday hopefully) you will be able to monitor my position in real time at sjy.id.au/nano/ thanks to my son Scott who developed (still developing) it.

Cheers,
Ian Young

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
4 Nov 2014 11:28AM
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ianyoung said..
I set myself a personal goal of kitesurfing from Perth to the North-West Cape (more than 1300km) a few years ago.

After 22 years service in the Army, I know of many veterans who suffer a variety of health issues and decided to use this adventure to increase the awareness of these problems.

I know we all suffer "donor fatigue" but please consider donating to help those veterans who put their lives on the line to serve their country and now need our help. Help me help Soldier On by giving what you can to this cause by visiting:
soldieron.giveeasy.org/campaigns/kitesurfing-perth-to-the-north-west-cape/
Once you have donated you will receive a tax receipt straight away to your email address. All donations made from this link will go straight to Soldier On.

If you also "share" this page with your friends or leave a comment or "like it". It all helps

Once underway (Friday hopefully) you will be able to monitor my position in real time at sjy.id.au/nano/ thanks to my son Scott who developed (still developing) it.

Cheers,
Ian Young


GREAT project Ian! Can't wait to catch up with you on the way through!

austin
668 posts
4 Nov 2014 11:31AM
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good luck along the Zuytdorp cliffs region , quite a challenge, good on you for giving it a go even if you don't make it in one run.

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1223 posts
4 Nov 2014 11:54AM
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Ill treat you to a feed at Horrocks if the timing suits you to stop in for a break on the way past. Great adventure, will defintly be following your progress. As Nick said, kalbarri to shark bay is going to be a big challenge.

austin
668 posts
4 Nov 2014 1:12PM
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Had thought of doing the Perth to Gero run over a few days but never got my arse in gear. What I have learnt from 60+km DWers is that reef booties will save your soles, never thought that the base of the foot could get that sore!
Interesting to know, what board will you be using, flat rocker?, fin selection, straight downwind speed, distance from shore (this plays a massive part with kite position on extended runs especially Dongara-Gero), kite selection (wave kite/high aspect).
If you need advise about the coastline I can help you for Dongara---Horrocks, Coral bay---Exmouth cape. PM

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
6 Nov 2014 11:22PM
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Looks like it "Mission On" for tomorrow!

Hey, if anyone has any local contacts along the coastline who may have access to boats, especially Kalbarri to Carnarvon, please PM them to me and I'll send them along to Ian to put into his satphone memory. Never hurts to have too many back-ups on a mission like this.

rollo19
WA, 90 posts
7 Nov 2014 3:38AM
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That's a mission worthy of support. Check this out: Dave Robertson first to complete NZ Coastal Classic on a Kite Board... t.co/GBuBLvZwRm

austin
668 posts
7 Nov 2014 8:44AM
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no offense but the best number this guy needs is the marine/coast watch rescue,

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
7 Nov 2014 9:26AM
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austin said..
no offense but the best number this guy needs is the marine/coast watch rescue,


Got all those already. But never hurts to have backups...

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1223 posts
7 Nov 2014 9:34AM
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The Kalbarri Visitor centre has a list of all the charter boats operating out of Kalbarri. It changes seasonally. There's quite a few cray boats operating out of Kalbarri too, but you would need to be in emergency mode to request help from them.

coreyb
WA, 460 posts
7 Nov 2014 10:09AM
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Youngy is on his way. Set of from a closed beach due to sharks at Brighton.

JacobMatan
WA, 431 posts
7 Nov 2014 10:32AM
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He's doing it on a foil kite??
Would t that just make things so much worse

Juddy
WA, 1011 posts
7 Nov 2014 10:45AM
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If you know Ian, no it won't.....

Elroy Jetson
WA, 681 posts
7 Nov 2014 11:22AM
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Ian is on page 3 of the West. The article says he expects to reach Exmouth in a week. A week!!! What a nutter, that's an unbelievable pace. I was thinking the mission would be a month or more.

Very gutsy timetable. Good winds Ian.

PS. If the support team is interested I'm in Wedge this weekend. Our shack is right on the beach. You're very welcome to use the kitchen/BBQ to cook Ian an energy fueled lunch. Or even if you need to use the shack as a bivouac, its not a hotel but it beats camping in the dunes.

Poida
WA, 1635 posts
7 Nov 2014 11:58AM
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do we get a daily report on progress?

edit: ok read original post

nano.sjy.id.au/

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
7 Nov 2014 2:47PM
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Youngy is on his way. Set of from a closed beach due to sharks at Brighton.


Anyone know who the guy is shooting with the smartphone? GWN7 are looking for some vision for a story on tonight's news. If you know anyone who shot video or has some photos they can use for a story, pls pm me ASAP.

Thanks

Rob

austin
668 posts
7 Nov 2014 4:04PM
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soooo going to race this guy from Point Moore to Corro's

Dl33ta
QLD, 449 posts
7 Nov 2014 6:23PM
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Be cool to have average speed on each gps plot

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
7 Nov 2014 4:24PM
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soooo going to race this guy from Point Moore to Corro's





He's just checked in North of Wedge. About a third of the way to Gero now.



Elroy Jetson
WA, 681 posts
7 Nov 2014 4:54PM
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Dead set!? That is an unbelievable pace he is setting. Ian is a machine. Is he resting at target rocks tonight or continuing on towards Cervantes?

daddycool
WA, 292 posts
7 Nov 2014 4:59PM
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Good on ya Ian - good luck and good winds all the way

Dave Whettingsteel
WA, 1223 posts
7 Nov 2014 5:20PM
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He'll make jurien tonight at that pace and good wind tommorow so a good chance of Gero tommorow! Unreal!

Poida
WA, 1635 posts
7 Nov 2014 6:33PM
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good luck Ian, looks like good southerly's
Look out for those whales heading south

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
7 Nov 2014 6:37PM
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Dave Whettingsteel said..
He'll make jurien tonight at that pace and good wind tommorow so a good chance of Gero tommorow! Unreal!


He's just passed Cervantes at 5:30pm. Definitely make Jurien by the time the wind dies...





Gazuki
WA, 537 posts
7 Nov 2014 6:42PM
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That is ridiculous! What a huge effort, hats off!

sk1nner
VIC, 181 posts
7 Nov 2014 8:44PM
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That's an incredible pace. Such an epic adventure.

cauncy
WA, 5417 posts
7 Nov 2014 10:08PM
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pretty amazing effort so far, ill be tracking his progression tomorrow hoping to keep him company for a stretch of his adventure, hes got some pretty challenging conditions and terrain ahead, were going to get our 1st 30knt winds soon, but looking at the pace hes setting he might be north of us by then, as for challenging hes a very difficuly stretch ahead around zundorp and dirk hartog, I personally know hes got approx. 80klms of coastline which towers above him with no chance of landing or rest, its an amazing effort for a great cause,

Weta
WA, 721 posts
7 Nov 2014 10:25PM
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He will do it, probably ride toeside most of the way.

Good on ya Ian hopefully you'll be back for the King of Carnac next weekend.

austin
668 posts
8 Nov 2014 8:27AM
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cauncy, I'll see you down there, planning on joining the fellow from Dongara to corros,

VB MAN
1090 posts
8 Nov 2014 10:54AM
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Wow, this is turning into one of those Forrest Gump running things

Good on you Youngie, you crazy mofo, I'll be sending some bucks in Scotts direction

Good winds

Veebs

Robbo2099
WA, 684 posts
8 Nov 2014 11:36AM
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Just spoke with Ian at 10:30am. He's in Jurien, finishing a coffee.

A bit sore and battered from nearly 9 hours on the water battling some pretty beefy swell of nearly 4m for most of yesterday but, as expected (if you know Ian) he's as fresh in attitude and motivation as ever and ready to hit the water again.

His goal is to reach somewhere around Dongara by evening, but there probably won't be enough time and wind to reach Geraldton today.

Kites and other equipment, with the exception of a couple of hours unexplained outage on the GPS tracker have been all good.

Ian passes along his thanks to everyone for the support and encouragement.

If you haven't already done so, head over to the "Soldier-On" site and make a donation to help out our Australian veterans!

soldieron.giveeasy.org/campaigns/kitesurfing-perth-to-the-north-west-cape/

Cheers,

Rob



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