VX One Australia hit the Top of Sailing Anarchy Front Page for a day in November 2012
The Video of the Sydney to Pittwater run received 12,000 views in one day. There are currently 19,500 views of the video.
Below is the story and video!
At the end of October when the forecast showed that there would be a 20 knot southerly and 2 metre seas on the Friday it seemed like a great opportunity to Yorky to see if he could get more than 25 knots out of his VX One. If he could do 24 knots on Sydney Harbour how good would it be surfing down that swell offshore?
Yorky put a plan together to sail his VX One from Sydney to Pittwater. His partner, Julie would take the trailer to a ramp just inside Barrenjoey. A friend was lined up with his rubber duck to accompany them on the trip. A crew & someone to take photos and video did not prove easy to find. A number of his friends really wanted to sail but were busy and actually had to work!
As luck would have it a few connections led to a phone call to Josh McKnight, the Moth World Champion. Josh had just finished his University exams and was keen to do the trip. Yorky also contacted Andrea Francolini who had a small window of opportunity at 7am to take photos on The Sound before a shoot he had at Middle Harbour Yacht Club.
At the last minute the rubber duck could not do the trip so Cribby saved the day, picking up Andrea from MHYC for the session on the Sound. On the way down the Harbour Yorky & Josh hit 20 knots as the southerly began to build. After 40 minutes of sailing around, the rubber duck with Andrea taking photos they headed out to sea.
The waves were up to 3 metres and the breeze had built to 25 knots. It made for an extremely exciting run to Pittwater. The boat took off on many a wave and probably did mid-twenties on numerous occasions but the GPSs onboard were a bit worse for wear with all the water, so unfortunately there was no maximum speed recorded.
Enjoy the video!!!