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Sandy Point Speedweek 2008

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Created by sailquik > 9 months ago, 5 Nov 2015
sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
6 Nov 2015 12:30AM
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How is this for a bunch of speed sailing Luminaries?




More to follow.

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
7 Nov 2015 10:18AM
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Aero hiarcut!


sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
7 Nov 2015 10:29AM
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Actually, it was 'Speed Fortnight' of course!

Here are two Legends of our sport running the course. Can you name both?

sausage
QLD, 4819 posts
7 Nov 2015 10:25AM
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Is that Al Green kneeling in middle wearing singlet. He was the one who first introduced me to GPS sailing around that same time.

kato
VIC, 2600 posts
7 Nov 2015 4:46PM
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sausage said...
Is that Al Green kneeling in middle wearing singlet. He was the one who first introduced me to GPS sailing around that same time.



Yep

ka43
NSW, 2875 posts
7 Nov 2015 5:01PM
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74 is Chris "Slowboat" Lockwood. Maybe Tom Chalko behind??
First pic is from left to right I think Dale, Matt Robertson, Al Green, Ricky Packham. bottom row.
Ian Knight, Kato, Luca Sansalone, Dan Engdahl, Vando & Tom Chalko.

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
7 Nov 2015 10:44PM
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ka43 said..
74 is Chris "Slowboat" Lockwood. Maybe Tom Chalko behind??
First pic is from left to right I think Dale, Matt Robertson, Al Green, Ricky Packham. bottom row.
Ian Knight, Kato, Luca Sansalone, Dan Engdahl, Vando & Tom Chalko.


Spot on! Well done!

Just as well we didn't run a Speed Fortnight this year. It was the first time I cam remember where we didn't get any big Fronts AT ALL for the whole of September-October!

vando
QLD, 3405 posts
7 Nov 2015 10:32PM
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Good times

RAL INN
VIC, 2771 posts
8 Nov 2015 5:55PM
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I just look at those dunes and cry a little bit

sick_em_rex
NSW, 1582 posts
8 Nov 2015 7:12PM
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I had soooo much hair back then

Dean 424
NSW, 440 posts
8 Nov 2015 7:57PM
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RAL INN said..
I just look at those dunes and cry a little bit


What's happened to the dunes? Its been 15 years since I have sailed there but was planning on a revisit shortly.

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
8 Nov 2015 8:15PM
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vando said..
Good times


I would recognise this stance anywhere!

firiebob
WA, 2914 posts
8 Nov 2015 5:40PM
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sailquik said..

vando said..
Good times



I would recognise this stance anywhere!



Too true

sick_em_rex
NSW, 1582 posts
8 Nov 2015 10:54PM
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ka43 said..
74 is Chris "Slowboat" Lockwood. Maybe Tom Chalko behind??
First pic is from left to right I think Dale, Matt Robertson, Al Green, Ricky Packham. bottom row.
Ian Knight, Kato, Luca Sansalone, Dan Engdahl, Vando & Tom Chalko.


I don't think that's Vando in between Dan and Tom, it's Craig.

vando
QLD, 3405 posts
8 Nov 2015 9:59PM
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Yer its not me had to look twice though must be my twin brother
I was there somewhere
up until this year 2008 was the last time i was there. I did 4 years in a row 2005/6/7/8 just doesn't seem to blow regularly any more.

vando
QLD, 3405 posts
8 Nov 2015 10:00PM
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firiebob said..

sailquik said..


vando said..
Good times




I would recognise this stance anywhere!




Too true



Yep its all in those hips

vando
QLD, 3405 posts
8 Nov 2015 10:09PM
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Dean 424 said..

RAL INN said..
I just look at those dunes and cry a little bit



What's happened to the dunes? Its been 15 years since I have sailed there but was planning on a revisit shortly.


Hey Dean the potential is still there but its much harder to get going at the start with those dunes compared to 2008.

firiebob
WA, 2914 posts
8 Nov 2015 10:41PM
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Yer its not me had to look twice though must be my twin brother
I was there somewhere


Funny Mike, I was looking and looking but not seeing you, good to know dementia hasn't got me yet

Adriano
11206 posts
9 Nov 2015 5:28PM
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Great pics Daffy.

Just a month before I got into GPS Speed Sailing but I missed the event. I had a Carbon Art SP40, one 2008 4.4 Koncept and one KA 20cm Speed fin and no bloody idea other than 21 years experience in other disciplines. Great times with terrific sailing buddies.

Macroscien
QLD, 4769 posts
9 Nov 2015 10:29PM
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Sad that we don't have GPS tracks of your 2008 speed week to view


FormulaNova
NSW, 9538 posts
10 Nov 2015 9:32AM
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sick_em_rex said..

ka43 said..
74 is Chris "Slowboat" Lockwood. Maybe Tom Chalko behind??
First pic is from left to right I think Dale, Matt Robertson, Al Green, Ricky Packham. bottom row.
Ian Knight, Kato, Luca Sansalone, Dan Engdahl, Vando & Tom Chalko.



I don't think that's Vando in between Dan and Tom, it's Craig.


2008. It was awesome... except for the fact that the GFC hit about the same time and I was looking for a job at the time... but other than that the sailing was great!

It must be about time for another decent season. I think Sandy Point must be about the only place I have needed to wear a wetsuit. Brrrrr!

vando
QLD, 3405 posts
10 Nov 2015 6:03PM
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Macroscien said..
Sad that we don't have GPS tracks of your 2008 speed week to view



You have one now

Macroscien
QLD, 4769 posts
11 Nov 2015 7:17PM
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vando said..

Macroscien said..
Sad that we don't have GPS tracks of your 2008 speed week to view



You have one now

but download box doesn't work

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
11 Nov 2015 9:03PM
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Here is one for you Macro!

sailquik
VIC, 4750 posts
11 Nov 2015 9:16PM
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Another Aussie legend. AFAIK, he is the only Aussie to win an international Windsurfing speed competition, and on a board and fin he built himself. When and where?

Not many pics of him on a slalom board either!

sausage
QLD, 4819 posts
11 Nov 2015 10:05PM
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sailquik said...
Another Aussie legend. AFAIK, he is the only Aussie to win an international Windsurfing speed competition, and on a board and fin he built himself. When and where?

Not many pics of him on a slalom board either!




Mal Wright? There's that great wide world of sports segment of the 89 speed trials at sandy point where peter dans is interviewed and a young jp was a competitor.Mal hit 41 knots - what was the fastest in the world at the time.

Macroscien
QLD, 4769 posts
11 Nov 2015 11:32PM
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Been there too late for speed week 2009-Jan-24













firiebob
WA, 2914 posts
11 Nov 2015 10:13PM
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Are you a spy Macroscien

Adriano
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12 Nov 2015 4:59AM
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sailquik said..
Another Aussie legend. AFAIK, he is the only Aussie to win an international Windsurfing speed competition, and on a board and fin he built himself. When and where?

Not many pics of him on a slalom board either!


Yeah Mal Wright. I think you're right Daffy. No other Aussie had won an international event. It was the second? St Maries de la Mer 1989 speed event at The French Trench. He used Neil Pryde RAF Speed sails and I think in the next event at Sotavento (1989?) Mal had custom RAF Speed sails in stunning purple and monofilm and was joined by Peter Dans using bright yellow sails. Must have impressed Neil in France with the win!

Macroscien
QLD, 4769 posts
12 Nov 2015 10:37AM
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Firebob, I have been cranking video with additional tele lens.
Then took few still shots .
I may post 1 hour video one day on Youtube and maybe by a chance somebody could recognize himself on that day 24-Jan-2009 at Sandy Point.(?)

firiebob
WA, 2914 posts
12 Nov 2015 8:49AM
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Macroscien said..
I may post 1 hour video one day on Youtube and maybe by a chance somebody could recognize himself on that day 24-Jan-2009 at Sandy Point.(?)


Cool, maybe edit it down a bit, it would be great to see the video



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