WindSense Speed Challenge 2012/2013

New WindSense Speed Challenge 2012/2013 -

A series of 4 contests: Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, March/April.

Windsurfing speeds recorded by any GPS on Lake Lanier will be collected during each of the two month contest periods. The three sailors with the fastest speeds will be the winners. Contestants are on the honor system, but pictures of GPS speeds will be appreciated, although not required.

The entry fee is one six pack of beer, your choice, preferably what you normally drink. WindSense will also put in an additional six pack for each of the four contest. Entry fees must be paid before competing. Entry fees will be kept at WindSense until prizes are awarded.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers. First place wins half of the beer (his choice,) second and third places split the remaining beer, with Second place getting his choice, and third place getting the remaining.

Keep it simple, keep it FUN, No Attitudes. If additional rules are needed, I'll make them up.

Contest begins September 1.

Gene

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So, what type of GPS equipment you need/recommend?

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Looks like I'm the winner for August. Please get Gene a six pack of Dos Equis, since I don't actually drink beer.

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Windlord,

Any kind will do, and we have alot of different kinds out on the water. The real basic ones seem as good as any.

BUT, you should get one like mine where you can set it to read faster.

You in?

Gene

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OK, the Speed Challenge is ON! kind-of.

I am now in third place with a speed of 22.1 mph. We have a tight race in progress with the top recorded, current first place, speed offfff 24.3mph set by Randy, with Chris V in second with.....23.1 mph. I think I'll wait awhile to actually update WindSense's webpage.

Think you can beat those speeds, prove it, Ha!

New rule change, let's make this complicated. I'm hearing some "I would enter and kick everybody's butt because I'm SOOOO fast, but I don't drink beer." So now the entry fee is a six pack of beer OR $10. I get to decide how the cash is split between the winners but probably if you win and you put in cash, you can take out your cash first instead of a six pack of beer, and then any remaining cash will be split as the beer is split with 1st place taking half and second and third spliting the remaining. I'm not sure if this results in the winners being considered PRO Windsurfers.

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Okay can't post picture as i have a dumb phone... No smart phone.

9/23/2012

F2 115
Factory fin
7.5 ezzy cheeta
26.06 top trip speed

I'm not much of a beer drinker these days so if i win send a bottle of grey goose or any single malt.

Bill austin Lol

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Randy and Chris V have been knocked out of the top three and we have a tie, could it get any more exciting?

Scott Spreen and I both posted 27.8 mph. And Bill A's 26.02 mph puts him in third. We also had a few other sailors zooming around who may of had better times but they didnt have their GPSs and are not officially in the contest, YET!

Come on everyone, it's all in fun, and it's only a six pack of beer (or $5, changed, had said $10, see Randy's post.) Even if you dont win, you'll still probably increase your best speeds, and maybe make the 30 MPH (or 30 knot) club. And if you dont drink beer, you can donate your winnings to the Club's Christmas Party, or sell it, no one cares. Get in the game and talk some trash.

I'll update WindSense's Speed page soon, I'm tired.

Gene

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$10 for a six pack. What kind of beer are you drinking? Not even Dos Equis costs that much. I got a case for $21.

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sunday 10/7

12 minutes from the house. Air temp and water temp nice. Overall good lanier day.

115 liter board
Ezzy 7.5
34 mm Maui Fin
Shorty wetsuit

Vmax 28.09 ... Lets call it 28.1

Bill A :mrgreen:

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Vmax 38.6 mph
wind: 18-20 mph
chop: 1.5 ft
puckered up: yes
1960 PowerCat
Fin: 115 hp Mercury Tower of Power

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Did you do the restoration?
http://www.powercatboat.com/Group/cv_16c/cv_16c.html

The bottom shape kinda reminds me of Randy's Hypersonic.

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Christopher & I did some of the early restoration work, but made a good decision to take it to Brad Fisher at Fiberglass Atlanta (in Douglasville– ugh) for the transom, paint, mounting the motor, steering and basic electrical set-up. Only wet once so far and it's crazy-fast. 38 mph feels like 60 in chop :o

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Very good Van Pugh day. 5 sailors in attendance.

Gettin faster but Not there yet!

115 liter F2
7.5 ezzy
34cm speed fin

Vmax: 29.77

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Things are really heating up. On Monday, Bill A posted a 29.77 speed but was topped by Scott S with 31.34. This puts Scott in the lead and officailly in the 30 MPH club. Watch your back Scott, Bill is really planning on winning this one. And where are the other speedsters?
http://www.windsensewindsurfing.com/SpeedChallenge.html

Entry fee has been changed, a six pack of beer or $5. First contest period ends soon, 10/31, and the next period is Nov & Dec.

Also -

5.2 day in Hatteras Tuesday.
http://www.windsensewindsurfing.com/ForecastLog.html

Tim C put a really nice, 2012 Naish Koncept 100 liter board into consignment, REALLY LIKE NEW, with bag, half price at $900. Also a 370 mast, 80% carbon, $100, and a few booms.

Gene

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30.6 mph on Chattahoochee Bay (LLSC), Friday, 10/19.
6.5 Infinity. Wind 15-20... maybe some gusts to 25.

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This reef has now re-emerged in the bay at LLSC.:shock: Anybody know of other set-ups for flat water? The problem with this spot is it depends on a honkin' WSW or SW wind to work. It might also be a little short (75 yds?) to really get going.

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Galt's Ferry on Lake Allatoona has a nice flat water set up for NE-E winds. There's an exposed reef area upwind from the launch. Of course, Galt's is pretty flat anyhow, even away from the reef area. -Bill H.

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Seems to me that the area that Gene does his kite board at Old Federal would be long and flat on a SW wind.

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sailrocket does 65.45 for 500m 68.01 tops.

blog and video:

http://www.sailrocket.com/node/672

no new records for windsurfers but they are going faster with less wind:

http://www.continentseven.com/2012/11/28/new-speed-records-update/

Albeau's peak is just 1.5 knots off of the kite 500m record