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Cocky Pete closing in on three times round the equator.

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Created by hardpole Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
hardpole
WA, 485 posts
Sunday , 17 Mar 2019 5:25PM
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Hes the yellow blob in the Indian ocean.

www.jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/


Pretty certain everyone in the Aus competition is in the list ;-)

sausage
QLD, 4749 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 3:21PM
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almost twice around the equator Hardpole...none the less an incredible feat albeit I suspect he either has; a "tools down if wind >10knots" clause in his work contract, works nights, or not at all

Windxtasy
WA, 3869 posts
Monday , 18 Mar 2019 3:15PM
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brilliant representation.
Anyone would think there hadn't been any wind lately

powersloshin
NSW, 980 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 7:19AM
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Would be great if Pete himself told us a bit of his habits, how he did it, etc. Guessing a jibe every 3 kms it makes about 27,000 jibes !

Hroar
QLD, 91 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 8:22AM
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I started GPSTC 6 years ago, turned 55 and retired from work a year later, just turned 60 last week so basically can sail whenever there's enough wind.
I live at Noosa so most of my sailing is at Lake Weyba [8.5kms] from home and Lake Cootharaba [22.5kms] away. Both are sailable 270degrees from NW to SW with very little tide movement so depth stays pretty constant. Run lengths vary from 3-9 km depending on wind directions, wind strengths when we have it is usually 10-20 kts, not much windier than that to often so 7.0,7.8 & 8.6 mainly used.
We seme to get plenty of sailable days here, I normally manage to get in over 200 sessions a year, best month I had was Feb-2016 when we had a lot of good SE's. I sailed 23 out 29 days & clocked up 2,470 Kms.

Cocky2
QLD, 115 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 9:52AM
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What is impressive is that Peter has done these KM in a shorter time than people who have been posting in GPSTC.
Peter 12 600 KM per year. Number 1
Glynn 4 450 KM per year. Number 2.

olskool
QLD, 1115 posts
Tuesday , 19 Mar 2019 12:34PM
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MASSIVE EFFORT there Pete! Thanks for letting everyone know the ins n outs of achieveing truly amazing results. Mind boggling really.

mikey100
QLD, 554 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 5:55PM
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Woohoo... I'm coming 173rd.
Awesome effort Peter.

mikey100
QLD, 554 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 5:57PM
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I think that's more than I drive a year.

TRIMMER
QLD, 151 posts
Wednesday , 20 Mar 2019 7:54PM
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Cocky2 said..
What is impressive is that Peter has done these KM in a shorter time than people who have been posting in GPSTC.
Peter 12 600 KM per year. Number 1
Glynn 4 450 KM per year. Number 2.


Glynn has a life and windsurfing is a hobby, which is great for a sound and balanced mind.


Well Done Peter ,more time on the water the more you will improve



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