Mid-North Coast Marauders (NSW, Australia) - 2013-12-22
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
AJEaster
26.02(D)
23.68(D)
10.66(D)
17.62(D)
14.72(D)
29.8(D)
Irishtom
28.07(D)
26.85(D)
9.64(D)
18.58(D)
16.46(D)
63.13(D)
Trent Cooper
22.72(D)
21.42(D)
5.34(D)
8.17(D)
10.57(D)
18.9(D)
Mark Jordan
29.47(D)
27.85(D)
7.63(D)
20.82(D)
18.14(D)
42.67(D)
Greg Cacace
30.24(D)
26.71(D)
0(D)
19.7(D)
14.08(D)
10.33(D)
Stuart Grehan
25.93(D)
24.45(D)
5.32(D)
15.45(D)
8.76(D)
11.6(D)
Mehore
28.81(D)
26.14(D)
12.74(D)
18.12(D)
17.98(D)
25.81(D)
Frothie
16.89(D)
12.91(D)
5.36(D)
6.29(D)
6.18(D)
12.98(D)
Pugs
29.57(D)
27.97(D)
12.29(D)
15.24(D)
18.03(D)
38.97(D)
Steve
29.85(D)
27.82(D)
8.23(D)
20.06(D)
16.27(D)
31.4(D)
PD
29.5(D)
28.06(D)
12.01(D)
13.28(D)
21.9(D)
42.15 [PB](D)
Atomic
30.66(D)
28.83(D)
11.87(D)
19.68(D)
22.16(D)
38.83(D)
Wayno
27.82(D)
26.31(D)
15.22(D)
17.38(D)
18.91(D)
58.83(D)
Bill
28.86(D)
25.7(D)
11.64(D)
18.59(D)
21.52(D)
34.68(D)
Jamie
32(D)
30.5(D)
9.66(D)
16.77(D)
17.59(D)
38.81(D)
Gabe
32.85(D)
29.64(D)
0(D)
16.99(D)
21.99(D)
16.85(D)
Mark Hampton
Phil Luke
Dale Jordan
RafD
Jason Fardell
Maree Jordan
Chris K
Garry Minogue
Wayne Hardes
Dion Hyde
Wally164
Far-Mid-North Coast
Geoff
Bruce
Chris Kelemen
Matthew Klause
Aza
Peter Braun
Phil Bennett
Hamish Stuart
Andre Da Costa
Martin
JustinL
Ela
Andrew Muir
Feebz
Rob
Glenn Bolton
Bairdy
Jorn
snelly
Fitzy
Germain
Average32.4330.0713.9820.4422.0860.98
AJEaster (2959km):
2501 days ago
1 categories

Town Green, Port Macquarie, NSW, AU

FAnatic Skate 109, KA Kult 6.4m, 22cm Freestyle fin

Fun BnJ session with freestyle stuff on towngreen. Plenty of guys out. Gusty, and choppy as a bastard, but still fun.



Irishtom (553km):
2501 days ago

Muddies, NSW, AU

Didn't get the banks on the incoming or outgoing - close though.

Great blast around - 15 kitrs out a 1 learner wsurf

Skate100/ s1 5.9/ 22cm - really needed the 5.3 but its gettin fixed



Trent Cooper (336km):
2501 days ago

 

Town Green, Port Macquarie, NSW, AU

 



Mark Jordan (25957km):
2501 days ago

Port Macquarie, NSW, AU



Greg Cacace (3241km):
2501 days ago

Port Macquarie, NSW, AU



Stuart Grehan (848km):
2501 days ago

Port Macquarie, NSW, AU



Mehore (23884km):
2501 days ago
3 categories

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU Very light and heaps of Central coast Marauders out. Wanted to try 7.5 Koncept with 92 jp slalom 22 Delta Slalom, felt so good just not enough wind.

 It looks like the time has come to start our own Team. We have just so many members!! Which is awesome. It would be good to stay as a team but just have a central coast sector and maybe even a Forster sector and expand from there. Just putting it out there to see what every one thinks. Please let me know what you think. (Central Coast Marauders)

 



Frothie (4023km):
2501 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU, G' Day all had a fun sail this afternoon at "Peel it up" wind was a bit light for my sail but it was a lovely afternoon and for a change I spent more time on top of the water than in it. Loads of guys out all looking pretty fast and stylish good on you all very inpressive. 



Pugs (9435km):
2501 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU



Steve (27764km):
2501 days ago
1 categories

Nice afternoon at Jordans. Wind took a while to come in, but was good after 3. Ne 15 knots with run out tide. Thanks for the beer Mark.

Used f2 sx medium, Hot sails 6.6 gps, Jp 31cm .



PD (3215km):
2501 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU NE 14-17 knots. JP Slalom ix 102 litre with Sailworks 7.1 NX race sail. Wind came in late and only really good for the last 45 minutes. Had a good sail with Wayne, Paul Caska, Mick, Dave, Jamie, Ian, Bruce and Lyndon. Poor Lyndon had an big crash at the end of the session and was so dazed he couln't remember what happened. I'm worried about him.Hope he's OK.      



Atomic (7899km):
2501 days ago

Coomba Bay, NSW, AU

Good day took out the 6.0 GPS and the Tabou Rocket Air 95 but then it really filled in and got a couple massive gust one lifting me out of the water so went in and got the yellow sub with a Black Project weed speed 28 that was picking up a shit load of weed. Other than that i think i got one bare off without weed on my fin. Good to be overpowered for once Wink



Wayno (16096km):
2501 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU - NE 15-18 knots. JP 112L + NP 6.5 V8 + 21cm Ultra Delta fin.

Thought it was going to happen so I rigged small expecting 20+ knots but it never came. First time with the Ultra Fin so it took some getting used to before i started to feel comfortabe with it. Average feel going upwind to start with it but got better, great off the wind and on bearaways. Will have to adjust my technique to suit.

Nice to sail with Pugs, Paul D, Paul C, Brucey, Old Pete, Mick K, Jamie, Frothy, and a few others as well. What a sweet session, if only I had used the 7.5 instead it would have been fantastic!!

Cheers Marauders and Merry Christmas.



Bill (5407km):
2501 days ago

Coomba Bay, NSW, AU When it filled in boy did it. Was out on 6.6GPS and Tabou 105. Really over powered. Saw Rob on his 6.8 and looked tough. Dash back accross to Coomba to change rig. 6m GP2 on HMS Pinky AKA Ken Dures 80s era board Choco "supposed to be a weed fin but does not shed weed" my only complaint of the session as was picking up weed real bad. Felt great and really enjoyed the session.



Jamie (1913km):
2501 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU. Great to be on the water and sail with a great crowd. Tried an RRD x-fire 105L. Loved it, what an awesome piece of machinery. Had more fun on that today than I have had for ages. Never really fully powered, but real sweet sess. X-fire 105, Delta wing 21, 7.3m HSM GPS.



Gabe (15447km):
2500 days ago

Sailing Club, Wallis Lake, NSW, AU

Good to be with my sailing friends again at home.Met up at Booti with no sign of wind, but looked better at the top of the lake. Totally unprepared for the sudden filling in of the North wind. We all rigged too big. SL104 Chris' 34BP weedy, Gaastra 6.5 GTX.

 Very low tide, shallow and clumps of weed everywhere, as well as choppy. What more could you want for a bit of speed sailing? Maybe a smaller board and sail for a start. NNE 12-25+ knots. Rob, Andre, Bill and Anton out for some tough sailing.

Short tracks below

 



Comments
Mark Hampton


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Congrats on the PB's Tom & Stew!

Steve


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Well done on the pb,s Stew and Tom!

AJEaster


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Yeah Micky, other teams call us the "East Coast Marauders" because we cover from South West Rocks down to the Central Coast. Bloody big area, and probably room for a few teams (rather than one) given the distribution of members and the large area.

In the end I dont mind at all, and I certainly understand why you guys down south would want your own team being so far south and away from the MNC and also due to you guys having so many sailors down there now too.

I guess the upside is that it would create some very freindly competition if we did some inter-team days like we did with the roaches last season. That was a fun gathering for sure. Each team would have at least one killer spot locally - southerners have Canton, Forter has Booti Booti, and the Northerners have Harrys and Queens.

The only downside for you splinter groups is that we Northerners would have to start charging an entry fee to Harrys, but we would offer a decent concession for an annual pass Wink

Frothie


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Hi all, I understand I am a new born in this whole thing but I reckon Mick's call on a Central Coast and a Forster team makes sense from what I've seen of other teams which are more localised. And from what I have experienced today with a chunk of Central Coast Marauders sailing together added a great team vibe. Mind you it was great when I got to sail with Mark Jordan the other week.

If it was going to happen it needs to happen before next year starts? 

As long as I can go sailing I'm stoked, and Mick you got me into this awesome sport so what you say goes for me. Is there any pros or cons in having 2 factions to the team?

Where do I get a team shirt? Do they come in size Massive? 

Irishtom


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago
Yeah I can see why the central coast lads would have their own team, not really any spots in between/ common ground. But there are a good few spots between Port and Forster ( and it's not that far)- so more common ground. Maybe I'll just start the Manning Mauraders and claim Harrington - how much were u gonna charge Adam? ;)
Irishtom


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago
Congrats on the PBs Stew, Paul, Wayne and Bill Bill, did you see any flames behind you board? Did you travel in time? That must have been like terminal velocity on that board! Well done!
Bill


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

No just smoke.

 

Mark Hampton


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Well-Done Wayne / Paul & Bill on your PB's

Opening your presents earily I see!

Nice sessions Marauders!

 

 

Matt D


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago
Well done everyone with their PB's! Wayne and Paul, PB's every time you sail at Peel St, Awesome! Micky I think that is a good idea as we have different conditions to Foster and Port and we will all still be Marauders just from different areas!
Chris K


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Good team effort everyeone. I was meant to add my times in for today, though after today's efforts, it's all turned to custard.

Arrival at Lake Burley Griffin (ACT) around 3.00pm to find it going off. Tossing up between the 6.7 or the 5.5 which is still brand new even though it is close to 10 years old. Rigged the 6.7 flat, strapped the 87L PD onto it and proceeded to head for the water. At that point, the wind had died down a little. Managed 1 run at half speed, before turning into a submarine captain again, so came in and switched to the Falcon 113. Proceeded to bob around for another 2 hrs and watched the wind disappear further till it was back to about 5 kts.

Sailed one run on a bullet gust, and read 28kts on the GPS, which lasted about 3 seconds. Bobbed back to the car with anger management issues.

Ready to upload the track, and no track present on the GPS. Card was locked, possibly due to re-inserting it into the device last time.

All in all, nice to be on the water in the 36degrees we had here, not happy with the days efforts though.

Things to note:

1 - ensure GPS card is not locked

2 - Ensure that newly bought fins have been fitted to all boards.

3 - Ensure all gear is put back into its place, ready for next time (need to find the shorty now which is in the house somewhere)

4 - move to and sail on the coast!

Mark Hampton


NSW
Australia
2501 days ago

Hi Chris,

Unlock your card. Go to Data Logger Menu click save to card. Now your data is saved on your card.

You can then upload that file to KA 72.

Cheers!

Wayno


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

Hi Mick,

As usual there are always two sides to every proposal.

I do like the idea of a CC Marauders team, as we do like to feel unique and rarely go to Foster or Port for a sail.

However, it is good to be in a big, strong team that has such a good vibe. It would be a shame to lose that (potentially). Could we make the team name "Marauders" instead of "Mid-North Coast Marauders"?

Or could there be a sub-section for the CC Marauders? Just some thoughts...

Cheers lads.

 

PD


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

Perhaps worth floating the idea of a breakaway club Mick, but I think there are many advantages for us Central Coast guys to belong to a club that extends north through Port Stephens, Forster to Port Macquarie. Not the least of which is the social aspect. The geographical breadth of this club is good for all of us. We travel to the other locations for weekends or holidays and we've got local contacts. Friendly windsurfers who are only too pleased to welcome us to their best sailing spots, give us all sorts of local advice and probably help if we've got problems.

Windsurfing used to be a more social sport in the days when I was racing, with 100+ people turning up for events. For the last 15 years it's been a small Formula Board scene until the GPS Team Challenge. GPS sailing has brought us windsurfers together again with renewed enthusiasm from those of us who have stayed with the sport for decades, and a fresh enthusiasm from those who now have a reason to get back into it, and of course there are new recruits, something we haven't seen for years. So I'm all for extending our connections and alliances rather than forming small closed competitive teams. We all want to go faster but the social part of it is more important than any local clubs speed results. 

- Paul Davies        

Mehore


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago
Ok Mid-north coast Marauders for me it is. I just put the question out there as I was asked by another team member last night and many others before that.Love the sport more than ever and more for the sailing and going as fast as I can. Social? When it's not windy! If any body on the coast would like to start a team, do it! You only need two members for a team. GO MARAUDERS!!!
Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

Well said , gps is the best thing that has happened in a long time , iam already planning my trips down your way this winter

Gabe


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

First of all congrats to Bill, Tom,Paul, Stew and Wayno on their PB's. Good stuff fellas! Big weekend turnout as well.

 If I could weigh in and give my thoughts on the discussion. I certainly can see Mick's point of view. The team is quite big (47 I think) There would be nothing wrong with even halving that number to make up a team.

     An advantage would be it would be easier for individuals to get the odd Jelly Bean. It would be less of a load for Mark, our Team Captain to manage fewer members.The whole idea of GPS Challenge is competition. Challenge each other and yourselves in a positive way. There is no doubt that as Paul  says that the social aspect is what entices people to the Challenge. That need not be limited to being physically there. Of course, as being part of the Challenge we all like to share our knowledge of local spots and give advice, because we all share something in common. A passion for windsurfing.

     Being in separate teams need not take that away. Everywhere you travel and sail, it's the same with the other windsurfers you meet. An understanding and friendliness that's unique in this sport.You can tell by how much this team has grown. So, I think that for that continued growth, having a "Sister/Brother" Marauders team would not be a bad thing. Certainley the 'come sail at our spot' friendly meets will continue that theme and we may be able improve the after sail social side, EG meal and drinks/ entertainment for afters and trips away.

I will continue to sail with the Marauders for my own pleasure.

That's it.     Good luck to those making the break. Cheers Everyone!

PS: A few of us are heading up to Burrum Heads from the second week in Feb.2014 for two weeks. (Good tides) Anyone wanting to come along, let me know soon. 65542424 

PD


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

When I mentioned the social part of the GPS Speed Challenge I wasn't thinking about after sailing activities and clubby stuff. In my experience that can formalize what is now fun and stuff it up. If we want to socialize outside of sailing that will happen. I meant that this has brought more sailors to specfic locations and the friendly atmosphere is what we make of it. It's a good thing that we are now are sailing in numbers at speed locations and getting to talk before and after sailing rather than sailing scattered locations with the same two or three guys or sailing by yourself and perhaps mumbling a few comments to another windsurfer who turns up. Larger numbers of windsurfers at speed locations looks good for the sport and acts like a magnet for other recreational sailors. Who wants clubs? Next we would have paid memberships, club officials, regulations, rescue boats, lunches, dinners. Who wants a Sailing Club? In the old days windsurfing got associated with sailing clubs (and Formula still is). I've been there as a member, secretary and president. It was one of the things that stuffed up windsurfing as a recreational sport. No one should want it back.         

Mehore


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago
Sorry Paul. I just meant to say that we all love the sport, and now even more so.Trying to improve numbers winning Pbs and me personally, allways on a mission to get home to my 4 kids and wife. Everyone I suppose have different needs or expectations from the GPSTC. Me. Just trying to get all my top 5 pbs 2013 and next 2014. Wish I didn't bring this up. Sorry Captain. Love ya team and go marauders and go xxxx go gold. 😎
James Farley


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago
Making a central coast team is a great idea mick. The rivalry is a great part of it. Just because we are in the lake mac team doesn't stop us socialising with other teams. Everyone in the gpstc is in the same big family. Good luck with it.
Frothie


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

Maybe the guys whom wish to talk about forming their own CC team should rack of and do it  and stop talking it up in front of people who have the balls to bring it up as a genuine discussion. And to then not back it up with there same opinions at posting time? Mick has been pushed about this topic for ages by many different people and that is why he brought it up due to other members discussing it on the afternoon of 22-12 mmm now who was in the carpark?

The help I've been fortunite enough to recieve from most of you guy's has been awesome but one thing I do know about is backing up your words with actions, and if your in a team do all you can for that team. 

Mick and all true Marauders Merry Christmas and wish you all a great windy new year!

And I still would like to purchase a great big MID NORTH COAST MARAUDERS t shirt please and I had an idea that we get big yellow smilly face stickers for all team members sails and the smile says mid north coast maurauders when you are close to it but we will always know when your sailing who is a team mate? Thought that could be a fun topic for discussion?

SaltyNic


VIC
Australia
2500 days ago
Chill out dudes. It's all good. I thought it was a top idea from Mick and I completely agree with Gabe's comments. The more teams the merrier. I have as many awesome friends in other teams as I do in the Marauders. It's not the team that creates the great vibe - it's GPSTC. I'm not likely to ever pick up a jelly bean so my membership makes no difference to the team. I really think of the team as the core 6-10 guys who contribute to jelly beans. The rest of us are all just competing with ourselves and along for the ride :-)
Jamie


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

Thanks Mick for raising this. Its a legitimate idea, and I support it. Some of the best fun I have had on the water is sailing with people from the Lake Mac and other teams. Teams dont matter. SaltyNic is right, the GPSTC is what makes this successful, not individual teams. The competition is good natured and always in the interests of stretching ones performance. Some of the best tips I have had are from members of others teams. I love sailing with Greg and Byron and others from Lake Mac and just as eagerly look at their results after a session. Like Nic, I will most likely never contribute a jelly bean to any team I'm in, but I love the comraderie, the vibe and the supportive natiure that the whole GPSTC thing brings. I dont think creating a CC team will change that at all. Why would a name get in the way? Lets not lose sight of why GPSTC is there, to promote the sport and its participation. If a team gets big, it means its working, and why not make it two teams? If that stopped guys coming down to sample the joys of Canton is SW, then someones attitude ain't right anymore. I drive an hour and half minimum to sail with the boys, Harro is a solid 4 hours for me, and I love it to death. I will happily pay the admission fee to get in..:-) I often comment on how localism is not present in windsurfing, which is what ruined surfing for me. So to me, teams dont matter. Make it logical and manageable, and to me it looks like a CC team is now viable and will add to the whole thing. Lets hope the success of GPSTC that has made the marauders so big, doesnt shoot itself in the foot. And if we want to start having beers after a session, count me in!!

Larko


NSW
Australia
2500 days ago

Excuse a southern Roach popping in here but I definitely agree with Mick and others on this one.

You guys have a massive team (takes 5 minutes to read the posts) and being spread over such a large area its starting to make it hard to know where each section is actually from. The Cockies is still a quite large team but has many factions but we are still in one city. You blokes are spread over a pretty large chunk of NSW (in actuality its Central Coast to the border) so separate teams makes a huge bit of sense.

The social side of it will not change, this was proven last December when we had the weekend challenge at Booti Pt. It was a huge success. There are always going to be guys from different teams driving to different locations outside of their area. Its part of windsurfing and part of what makes our sport what it is. Jamie has hit it on the head, growing up on the northern beaches and big into localism, windsurfing surpasses all that and I know when me, Rexy, Mt etc turn up at Canton for a sesh we dont even think about our reception (well except for one or two) and know its always fun doing the blah blah bit onshore and then having a blast on the water. Its always a great experience going up or down the coast to sail different spots and meet and catch up with guys you know and meet on the day.

the GPSTC has been a massive thing for the sport and has brought many teams together, the more the merrier is a good thing. Good luck fellas, I reckon its a good thing!!!

Chris K


NSW
Australia
2499 days ago

Thanks Mark,

I think I have already buggered it by pushing too many buttons...needless to say, the file is no longer on the unit.

Cheers

Chris

PD


NSW
Australia
2498 days ago

I'm happy with the Marauders the way it is Mick but if the consensus was for a local team that would be OK with me too. Most of us think of you as the local Captain anyway.

Paul D.

Bill


NSW
Australia
2498 days ago

Yeah i'm happy with the way it is.

PD


NSW
Australia
2498 days ago

Mick, Keep a Delta 19 or 21 aside for me. Thanks Paul D.

Mehore


NSW
Australia
2496 days ago

Hey Paul, just have the 20 left and 15's. Mark J will order some more soon.Try it out on Sunday and see what you think. Cmon Huey!!!!

PD


NSW
Australia
2496 days ago

Hi Mick, Will be using it in my 102 litre 66 wide JP Slalom ix with 7.1, 6.6, 6.0. The 20 might be the right size? What do you think? The 15 would be way to small even for the 6.0 wouldn't it? I like to be power the fin upwind (normally JP Weed 31), lifted windward rail, wind under the board etc. I guess with a Delta 20 I'm gonna have to feather it upwind like a wave board? Paul.

 

Mehore


NSW
Australia
2495 days ago
To be honest I think that would be perfect Paul, just a bit big for 6, but, I would still use it in preference over the 31 or any other fin when sailing over weed banks. They do take a little getting use to, but the biggest thing I have found when pointing high, is to not put so much pressure on the heal of back foot. More on the balls of your foot. When they do spin out they come back in so much easier than a regular weedy or pointer. Don't fight it just bear off a little and and throw your weight onto toes of Backfoot.Bushy would be the man to ask as well. Looking like a good N/E this arvo. Already some gusts going across the lake. Might see you out there. Here's my number if you want to txt or call for anything 0418492367
Matt D


NSW
Australia
2495 days ago

Hey Paul the delta fins go upwind well you just need to take the weight of your back foot. I find that if I take my back foot out of the strap and place it just in front of the back straps it works well and off the breeze they are Great! You do not notice the weed at all!

fangy


WA
Australia
2495 days ago

+1 Matt D on the deltas.Great fun in the right spots. Your next mission is to convince a jetski there is enough water for him too :-)