Sandy Point Speed Fortnight

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 5x10 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.

FULL RESULTS

1. Chris Lockwood : 40.923
2. Dan Engdahl : 40.817
3. Sam Parker : 40.193
4. Michel van der Pligt : 39.251
5. Craig Hollins : 38.483
6. Chris Adamson : 38.233
7. Andrew Daff : 38.018
8. Nick Edwards : 37.093
9. John Rohrsheim : 36.922
10. Chris Dimond : 36.815
11. Shelby Riley : 36.512
12. Luca Sansalone : 35.008
13. Trevor Brown : 34.828
14. Mathew Robertson : 34.351
15. Chris Christensen : 34.217
16. Mal Wright : 34.158
17. Martin Love : 34.11
18. Rick Packham : 33.993
19. Ian Knight 33.625
20. Craig Hammond : 32.999
21. Andrew Donovan : 32.316
22. David Flanagan : 32.022
23. Dale Jones : 31.994
24. Al Green : 31.994
25. Grant Larkin : 31.265
26. Tom Chalko : 31.018
27. Tony Wynhoven : 30.403
28. Alastair Ryan : 29.118
29. Adam Craven : 28.937
30. Dale Keating : 27.124