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lao shi circumnavigates the globe

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Created by Windxtasy > 9 months ago, 6 Dec 2015
Windxtasy
WA, 3938 posts
6 Dec 2015 9:02AM
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Today lao shi is sailing at Novara on the Mandurah estuary with the aim of being the first to complete 40 000km in the GPSTC, then he is going to do another 75 km so he can say he has windsurfed far enough to have gone around the world (the circumference of the globe is 40 075km).

If you are free today and can get down to Mandurah please come and keep Mark company as he sails to show our support and respect for this great sailor who has contributed so much to our sport. Mark plans to sail most of the day.

Novara boat ramp, end of Owen Ave, Falcon.
Plenty of grass for rigging and toilet and BBQ facilities

stroppo
WA, 683 posts
6 Dec 2015 9:12AM
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I'm here now and he is out there on his lonsome!

sausage
QLD, 4870 posts
6 Dec 2015 4:46PM
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It's an incredible effort and kilometrestone!

ka43
NSW, 3016 posts
6 Dec 2015 5:06PM
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That is just incredible!!!!!!!!

firiebob
WA, 3062 posts
6 Dec 2015 5:03PM
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After shaking Marks hand after he went around the world, he said he was going for a 200 session and out he went again no doubt doing more, mad f'er

Here's the Marathon Man sailing, checking his distance and getting congrats from Anita Sorry mate you're endurance is better than mine, too cold for me so did a runner










Windxtasy
WA, 3938 posts
6 Dec 2015 10:02PM
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He did it (and then some)!

Lao shi finished the day with an accumulated distance in the GPSTC of 40 184 km.

2936 days since his 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.

25
WA, 317 posts
7 Dec 2015 7:30AM
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Congratulations Mark - stellar effort!!

AUS1111
WA, 3584 posts
7 Dec 2015 8:38AM
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Nice one Mark!

What's next - the moon?

sausage
QLD, 4870 posts
7 Dec 2015 12:19PM
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ikw777
QLD, 2995 posts
7 Dec 2015 2:02PM
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Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.

lao shi
WA, 1232 posts
7 Dec 2015 12:29PM
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Thanks everyone.
Hardie (my analyst) tells me I don't need any further encouragement for my windsurfing obsession.
Anyone want to buy a lightly used GT31?

sausage
QLD, 4870 posts
7 Dec 2015 2:33PM
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Ian,
From memory
Lao Shi 40k +
Vando, Micheal T, Glynn, Phil, Cockypete, Slowboat, Decrepit, are all in the 30k+ Vando (38,500km) probably the next to achieve 40k as long as he stops running into things

Windxtasy
WA, 3938 posts
7 Dec 2015 1:27PM
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lao shi said..
Thanks everyone.
Hardie (my analyst) tells me I don't need any further encouragement for my windsurfing obsession.
Anyone want to buy a lightly used GT31?


Mark, the GT 31 is not for sale. Your team still needs you.

azymuth
WA, 1598 posts
7 Dec 2015 2:36PM
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lao shi said..

Anyone want to buy a lightly used GT31?




I've seen that GT31, it wouldn't be worth $10.

It's scratched and battered as...

Anyone would think it's been around the world and ...oh, hang on

Adriano
11206 posts
7 Dec 2015 4:27PM
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Incredible achievement Mark. Well done.

That's almost 20 times my piddly tally!

AUS02
TAS, 1946 posts
7 Dec 2015 8:59PM
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Well done Mark, great effort.

vando
QLD, 3416 posts
7 Dec 2015 9:57PM
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sausage said..
Ian,
From memory
Lao Shi 40k +
Vando, Micheal T, Glynn, Phil, Cockypete, Slowboat, Decrepit, are all in the 30k+ Vando (38,500km) probably the next to achieve 40k as long as he stops running into things



Id be lucky to reach 40000 the way im going lol.

Big congrats Mark Next stop 50000

better watch out for that cockypete he's clocking up those ks pretty quick.

Boombuster
QLD, 559 posts
8 Dec 2015 3:54PM
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Congratulations mark hope your body arn't worn out.

Hroar
QLD, 118 posts
10 Dec 2015 6:43AM
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Well done Mark, stellar achievement to be the first to make 40,000 & then 40,075 for the globe.

hardpole
WA, 514 posts
10 Dec 2015 1:26PM
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ikw777 said..
Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.



Scraped one of just the Austrlians from the GPS Team Challenge (sorry Nebs, hope you dont mind).

jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/

It could be completely wrong - no responsibility taken

hardpole
WA, 514 posts
10 Dec 2015 2:29PM
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holly7 said..
Its a sweet table, thanks hardpole

you forgot the future king of distance sailed, cockypete


Sorry about that, will try to sort that out looks like it missed that team. Will post here when its sorted - new I had opened a can of worms posting that

sausage
QLD, 4870 posts
10 Dec 2015 7:37PM
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hardpole said...
ikw777 said..
Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.



Scraped one of just the Austrlians from the GPS Team Challenge (sorry Nebs, hope you dont mind).

jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/

It could be completely wrong - no responsibility taken



Firiebob will be happy he's got an extra 25000 km

hardpole
WA, 514 posts
10 Dec 2015 7:09PM
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sausage said..

hardpole said...

ikw777 said..
Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.




Scraped one of just the Austrlians from the GPS Team Challenge (sorry Nebs, hope you dont mind).

jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/

It could be completely wrong - no responsibility taken




Firiebob will be happy he's got an extra 25000 km


I figured he deserved those for wearing boardies all the time.

Macroscien
QLD, 6496 posts
10 Dec 2015 11:20PM
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Phenomenal effort

but there will be more very soon with similar achievements

so the next thing will be calculating average speed over 40,000 km.

I am sure that Dylan one day could come with solution to automatically summarize all records of that 40,000 km and calculate average speed in knots.

Fascinating ! beside 1 NM there will be super category 1CN (circum navigation)

I wonder if we try to guess what if could be for Leo Shi -10 , 15 knots , 20 ?


hardpole
WA, 514 posts
11 Dec 2015 12:39AM
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hardpole said..


sausage said..



hardpole said...



ikw777 said..
Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.






Scraped one of just the Austrlians from the GPS Team Challenge (sorry Nebs, hope you dont mind).

jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/

It could be completely wrong - no responsibility taken





Firiebob will be happy he's got an extra 25000 km




I figured he deserved those for wearing boardies all the time.



I think its more correct this time - sorry about missing you all out, there still seem to be some small issue but I think that most people should be showing (and should have the correct distance). Sorry Firie, they wouldnt let me give you bonus Km for boardies.

da vecta
QLD, 2509 posts
11 Dec 2015 8:34AM
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Well done Mark. I don't think I've even driven 40,000 kms yet.

Windxtasy
WA, 3938 posts
11 Dec 2015 10:00AM
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hardpole said..

hardpole said..



sausage said..




hardpole said...




ikw777 said..
Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.







Scraped one of just the Austrlians from the GPS Team Challenge (sorry Nebs, hope you dont mind).

jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/

It could be completely wrong - no responsibility taken





Firiebob will be happy he's got an extra 25000 km





I figured he deserved those for wearing boardies all the time.




I think its more correct this time - sorry about missing you all out, there still seem to be some small issue but I think that most people should be showing (and should have the correct distance). Sorry Firie, they wouldnt let me give you bonus Km for boardies.


Nice work, Jeff.

firiebob
WA, 3062 posts
11 Dec 2015 10:03AM
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Sorry Firie, they wouldnt let me give you bonus Km for boardies.



Bugger

I was in this game from the very beginning, looking at your table I need to pull my finger out Amazing the number who have done over 30K

At least I'm 3rd on the BS list, after Fang and Snags


sausage
QLD, 4870 posts
11 Dec 2015 12:23PM
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hardpole said..

Sorry Firie, they wouldnt let me give you bonus Km for boardies.






Bugger

I was in this game from the very beginning, looking at your table I need to pull my finger out Amazing the number who have done over 30K

At least I'm 3rd on the BS list, after Fang and Snags




I reckon we're equal second firie and there's no way we'd ever catch Franga even if we combined our efforts


PS - thanks for teasing me with those photographs you msg me!

ikw777
QLD, 2995 posts
11 Dec 2015 12:43PM
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hardpole said..
ikw777 said..
Stunning achievement lao shi!

It would be great if there was some sort of total distance leader-board or list on the GPSTC website. Some people have put a hell of a lot of work in building up the kilometres and it would be nice to see those stats easily accessible.



Scraped one of just the Austrlians from the GPS Team Challenge (sorry Nebs, hope you dont mind).

jetsoft.net.au/gps_distance/

It could be completely wrong - no responsibility taken




Missing some names (i.e. me)!

firiebob
WA, 3062 posts
11 Dec 2015 7:48PM
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PS - thanks for teasing me with those photographs you msg me!


Stroppo put me on to it that day so I headed down for a look see, first thing I thought was wow and eat ya heart out Snags
Don't worry one day I'll have a house here, negotiating with Fang's neighbour, you'll have first invitation



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