The Sandy Pt Speed Fortnight is the premier speed event in Australia, organised by Al Green from Caloundra QLD. The 2008 event was held at the end of September. Australia’s fastest riders travelled across the country to gather at the speed mecca of Sandy Point, in Victoria.
The first week of the contest did not deliver much wind. A series of small cold fronts came through at the start of the second week, offering some relief to the riders. The conditions were square and moderate during Monday, but as the tide came in the wind picked up.
Chris Lockwood flew over to catch the best 2 days of wind and set the best time for the event reaching peak speeds over 43 knots, and scoring a 5×10 second average of 40.9 knots using the Carbon Art SP40 and a 6.6m sail.
The next day brought more wind but at a broader angle. Many of the riders achieved their best speeds on this day. There were plenty of Carbon Art speed boards on the course, with some of the riders getting to try them for the first time.
Thanks to Adam Craven for the pictures.