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Report: Shaving the Crests of Sweihan with Flaghunter

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​Time September 28, 2018 - 07:15 AM
​Location
Sweihan, Abu Dhabi
Cars Joined 
9 Cars

Trip Schedule  

​7:15 am - 8:00 am
​Meeting point at Sweihan BBQ Point
​8:00 am - 8:15 am
Deflation and briefing
8:15 am - 11:45 amThe drive

Report

Most met on time with a few late arrivals due to some confusion as to where the actual meeting point was. Learning point for drivers: There's an Event Details tab! Learning point for Flaghunter: the location of the event should be supplied as coordinates :)

All drivers were Advance or above, so we have set up the convoy after a relatively short briefing:

  1. ​Flaghunter (lead)
  2. Khaled (second lead)
  3. Bhav
  4. Tompa-bjorka
  5. Kayo
  6. Testinwork
  7. Kman (official sweeper)
  8. Marshall EmDoc as support
  9. Marshall Pharaoh as support

After a radio check, the convoy proceeded to play in the smaller dunes to warm up, heading towards the gatch road with pylons. We shaved the top of every crest we could find and reached the gatch at about 8:40. We then proceeded to play en-route to Nagra, taking a few small breaks on the way. After a play-break at Nagra, we proceeded back to the BBQ point. On the way, Testinwork's car decided it had enough, so EmDoc escorted him to the nearest gatch, re-joining the trip towards the end. The rest of the convoy kept shaving crests and practicing winch and other advanced recoveries, mostly on Flaghunter's car. Vast majority of those were done by Kman, definitely deserving a recovery signature. Before noon, the convoy safely reached the BBQ point after a grand finale in the small dunes leading to it. 

All drivers did extremely well. Huge thanks to Marshall Pharaoh and Marshall EmDoc for their support.


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Comments 5

Hani AMJ on Monday, 01 October 2018 21:51

Thank you Michal for this great trip. Seems every one enjoyed

Thank you Michal for this great trip. Seems every one enjoyed :D
Khaled Aljneibi on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 02:16

Great trip Michel. Looking forward to your next trips.
Really enjoyed the day with you guys.

See you all soon

Great trip Michel. Looking forward to your next trips. Really enjoyed the day with you guys. See you all soon
Khaled Hassan on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 08:44

Excellent lead Mike, I really enjoyed following your well chosen track.....
You managed to keep our adrenaline at the higher level

Thank you for organising this amazing trip, with all these experienced drivers in the convoy this was definitely one of the best Advanced drives...
Looking forward for your coming trip, see you soon

Excellent lead Mike, I really enjoyed following your well chosen track..... You managed to keep our adrenaline at the higher level ;) Thank you for organising this amazing trip, with all these experienced drivers in the convoy this was definitely one of the best Advanced drives... Looking forward for your coming trip, see you soon
Bhavesh Shah on Tuesday, 02 October 2018 12:59

An amazing track aimed at shaving every shavable dune. Many times the dune won but Flaghunter's courage was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed this drive.

The support was fantastic with Kman tirelessly attending to the long string of advance recoveries and plenty of encouragement from Marshals Pharaoh and EmDoc.

An amazing track aimed at shaving every shavable dune. Many times the dune won but Flaghunter's courage was awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed this drive. The support was fantastic with Kman tirelessly attending to the long string of advance recoveries and plenty of encouragement from Marshals Pharaoh and EmDoc.
Michael M on Monday, 08 October 2018 22:46

Great track Michal. Well done for providing a fun morning for all.

Look forward to the next one.

Great track Michal. Well done for providing a fun morning for all. Look forward to the next one.
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