Craig Hollins

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2010
  • Australia

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 33.93knots
Average speed
32.79  ( 33.49 32.94 32.62 32.59 32.31 )
  • 100 m run
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  • 250 m run
  • 0knots
  • 500 m run
  • 0knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 26.98knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 22.13knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 24.62knots
  • Distance
  • 554km
  • Windspeed
  • 15 - 25knots

Details latter,body good,brain fuzzy. The distance will change to reflect the ave between the two gps

Brain still fuzzy, body sore but functional but carn,t sleep, too tired

Started the day at 4am and was at the Pit by 5am ,rigged 4 sails and as the AB is no longer seaworthy the only option was the Carbon Art Sl 52. Got everything ready but forgot the wind, gusty ESE at about 0 to 15 and very big holes, I was thinking that Dave had nobbled the weather. The kitter was happy; he was off to the surf for some downwinders.


 He was off the water in ½ hr as the wind filled in and I could be powered up with the 7.5. Spent a few hrs on this combo, heavy but it worked. Having the inlet full meant that I could truck long 4 k runs until you start hitting the bottom and it all ends it tears. Met one of our “Cobbler” fish and he speared something into my big toe ,turned it red and sore for a few hrs As the tide went out the channel was filled with standing waves with no back. NO Fun. I moved to the 6.6 at low tide when Daffy arrived with some better wind. Great to have him out there with me pushing the 1hrs and Alphas. He ran out of legs and it was just me and the wildlife and with dusk approaching started getting ready for the night sailing. The set up of the bank leds took some time and had to be adjusted as the tide went out. Smashed into a few weed banks as they don’t show up well in the Ay-Up Lights.


 Ran the 5.8 through to the 7.5 as the wind backed away. Daffy kept popping back to check how I was going and that I was still above the water. I really think he was coming back to do doughnuts while no-one was around. I broke a harness line just before dark and a boom as I was pumping the board onto the plane at 11.30ish. A slow swim across the boat hole entrance and a long walk back to the car. Rest time. New boom and a toilet stop had me cold and tired and the ks had stalled at 490 and so had the wind. Time for a Nanna Nap for an hr or so. Restarted at 4am with the wind, 5.8 time and flying. Stuffed by 7am with the tide racing in I quickly threw everything into the trailer, while Daffy copied the cards.


 I think that it is possible to do a 600k and at 7pm I had 400+ and I tend to ave 33k per hr 


I will post some pics and vid at some stage


Equipment used

Sl 52 (The best board ever)

Ka Koncept 7.5, 6.6, 5.8

Fins C3 34 and 30(Thanks Hagger)

Ay-Up Lights

Best 500m run