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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby Flag53 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:03 pm

Well done guys , that's a great achievement 👍

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby flying grandpa » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:08 pm

Congratulations, Team Grzybowo.
What are your impressions?
Was it taugh or a piece of cake?

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby BraCuru » Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:07 pm

It was hard for assisting boats and rather easy job for foilers.
we had to wait for a boat which had 700hp in two engines :o
Waves 2m average but we had bigger ones up to 4m.
we did it on one tack. No problem at all despite we thought it could be a challenge for our legs.
great feeling to kite 2 hours without seeing a shore.

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby BraCuru » Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:44 am

worth to add that Przemek is 58, Adam 35 and me 49 years old.
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Photos from the southbound leg below.
Going North was so bad on the boats that our cameraman did not take any gear out of the waterproof cases.
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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby abel » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 am

BraCuru wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:07 pm
It was hard for assisting boats and rather easy job for foilers.
we had to wait for a boat which had 700hp in two engines :o
Waves 2m average but we had bigger ones up to 4m.
we did it on one tack. No problem at all despite we thought it could be a challenge for our legs.
great feeling to kite 2 hours without seeing a shore.
:cooltext: :clap: :cheers:

You actually burned 100km in two hours? :o

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby plummet » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:11 am

Awesome. How was the back leg burn?
How long did it take?

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby Pedro Marcos » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:49 am

abel wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 am
BraCuru wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:07 pm
It was hard for assisting boats and rather easy job for foilers.
we had to wait for a boat which had 700hp in two engines :o
Waves 2m average but we had bigger ones up to 4m.
we did it on one tack. No problem at all despite we thought it could be a challenge for our legs.
great feeling to kite 2 hours without seeing a shore.
:cooltext: :clap: :cheers:

You actually burned 100km in two hours? :o
Probably 3 hours at least, because 2 hours would be a average of 50km/h :)

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:46 pm

sick!

i did boat support for 3 friends kiting to great barrier island in 40 knots - 80km - prob 100km travelled on gps..

the journey back was absolute hell on earth!

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby BraCuru » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:17 am

many thanks guys!
abel wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:43 am
You actually burned 100km in two hours? :o
Negative! I wrote about 2 hour crossing the Baltic without seeing any shore.

Northbound leg took 3h40m but he had to wait for the boats.
http://www.movescount.com/moves/move166224294

Southbound leg took the same: 3h40m but this time we had to keep the pace of the slowest rider who did not have Moses Comet.
Being on three Comets we could easily make it in less than 3 hours.
http://www.movescount.com/moves/move166224309
longwhitecloud wrote:the journey back was absolute hell on earth!
in our case too.
Kuba Wolański lost two kg in 7 hours and said he will never enter any RIB.
Skippers really afraid to make loops therefore we had to proceed not faster than 15-17kts.

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plummet wrote: Awesome. How was the back leg burn?
We afraid the most of leg cramps as we were riding almost 4 hours on one tack. Adam had it only once after 1 hour. Otherwise no problem at all. Big positive surprise.
Actually we agreed that we could ride hours more on one tack.
We felt some numbness of feet but it was not issue at all too.

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Re: Baltic Crossing Poland-Denmark

Postby plummet » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:56 pm

This begs the question. What is the world record for distance on a hydrofoil?


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