Patrick Depoorter

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019
  • France

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 44.54knots
Average speed
41.3  ( 43.74 41.85 40.58 40.44 39.91 )
  • 100 m run
  • 44.2knots
  • 250 m run
  • 43.43knots
  • 500 m run
  • 41.8knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 11.79knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 5.2knots
  • 24 hour
  • 0km
  • Alpha racing
  • 10.74knots
  • Distance
  • 23km
  • Duration
  • 06:03:04
  • Windspeed
  • 30 - 55knots
  • Wind direction
  • NW ( 284)

We 5 Sept 2019 Le Rouet de La Palme

Big Record Day!

Today is the last day of this LF-trip. I stayed two more days longer in Leucate, just to be able to have a blast today, as the forecast promised a very good speed day.

First I want to thank Jean-Marc Degrelle and Vincent Valkenaers for getting my gear back to shore after I lost it. If they didn’t help me it was lost at sea and there was no more session for me today.

Started early with 5.6m because it was light (30kt)

At the start of my first run, I was lifted by a turbulent gust and my gear flipped out of my hands, tried to hold it but it was to strong. In a few seconds it was 100m away from me and moving fast. My weight vest, camelback and harness didn’t allow me to swim fast enough to get closer. The pain in my shoulder didn’t help either. There was no other solution than letting the gear go and swim back to shore to save my life. Jean-Marc witnessed it, put his gear ashore, got rid of his weight jacket and jumped right away in the water to try to get it back, but also he couldn’t get it anymore. Then Vince jumped on his set and stopped the gear by throwing him in front of it, so JM could get it and sailed back with it. With great gratitude I promised both a bottle of Champagne!

After recovering I decided not to quit and waited for the real wind to kick in, so I was able to use the 5.1m. Wind kicked in really hard, for hours over 50kt, not to broad (bit square) water was flat but because of the stormy wind it was hard to keep everything down.

This was the best LF trip of my life, and for sure today the best speed day ever for me!

Thanks to all the people who helped me and motivated me so hard, special Koen & MP-ke, Vince, Dennis, and all the others for the great atmosphere!

Man what a session! Managed to better almost every PB:

I did one magical run, turning out to be a 2s of 82.5 km/h and a run of 81.01 km/h on software (from GT-31)!!! (will send everything to timekeeper to check)

While I'm trying to do a 40kt 500m for years, I did today, two faster than 41kt! 

12 Sept 2019: File checked and confirmed by timekeeper!

Big personal records:

2sec:               82.48 Km/h...............44.54 kt

10 sec run:      81.01 Km/h...............43.74 kt 

500m:              77.4 Km/h................ 41.80 kt

5x10sec :        76.49 Km/h................41.30 kt

Repost adding GT-31 in session 

Best 500m run