Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2018-02-10
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Andrew Haigh
34.13(D)
31.517(D)
23.904(D)
21.89(D)
26.215(D)
77.918(D)
sboardcrazy
30.334(D)
28.124(D)
15.968(D)
19.676(D)
25.551(D)
85.922(D)
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
Big Tom
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Bruce Healey
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
Tibor
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Belly25
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Average32.2329.8219.9420.7825.8881.92
Andrew Haigh (20231km):
191 days ago
5 categories

Lake George, SA, AU

Isonic 90 and 6.3m TrX, BP weed 40

First day at LG.

Enjoyable first session, much windier than predicted. Not particularly flat by budgie standards but nothing bigger than 4" or so. Although the wind strength did change throughout the day the consistency on a perticualar run was very consistant. Probably the most relaxing hour I have ever done.

The water is as clear as at the sand islands and there is no mud to speak of. Most places I hopped off around the edges of the lake were around knee deep with a hard base. Further out the weed is very strange. It is so thick that it wraps around your legs and almost stops movement. rather than stepping towards the board to get on, you have to bring the board to you.



sboardcrazy (11820km):
191 days ago

15 - 20kts W Lake George, SA, AU

6.2m - 80ltre iso- 23 gun fin 

 then 87ltre iso and 38 BP weedspeed then iso 80 and 38 BP 50 weedspeed.

Fun!!! I thought after a decent nights sleep and a day off I'd be back to normal but I clagged after 1/2 hr..FrownThink I'm getting run down rather than fitter..Undecided

Sorry about the bold type..can't be bothered fixing it. It would have been a top day for distance or an hr as the runs are so much longer in  that direction..I just didn't have the energy..Hope we get another day like that..Tongue out

Spent the first 1/2 hr on the 80 with the small fin and not enough wind to really trust it.. I did my usual thing and just practised staying upwind but I got sick of that and came in and changed to the larger board and fin.. Much better!

I conquered my aversion to going downwind and headed to the Spit and beyond..A great confidance booster. I wish I had a waterproof camera as it was lovely down there.. I had a few tiny terns hovering above me tweeting as I rested ... wondering what I wwas i suppose..it was lovely.

Got back over and was just too tired to be bothered doing  another tack so i walked in..I thought that was it but after a rest and food decided to try the 80 with the bigger fin..What  ball! I finally got my act together and felt like I was sailing well. The wind had picked up and the board was lifted right up once so just the tail was in the water..yeehaa! 

 Disappointed as I did  a well powered alpha..good speed in and out although only a slow planing exit and I thought I might have got a 20 + alpha but it must have been too wide as it chose another.

That last 1/2hr was the most fun Ive had for ages and certainly down here.. I'm a bit sick of pushing myself for PB's so it was just what I needed..Smile'so crappy stats but 10/10 fun factor! Tongue outTongue out

 



Comments
Mehore


NSW
Australia
191 days ago
Nice work Andy. Pb first day awesome. Please illiterate👍😎
James Farley


NSW
Australia
191 days ago
Well done great first day!
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

Well done Andrew! Pity I was too tired to back you up..

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
191 days ago
Congrats Andrew on a big hr
OK, it's Mike. Just Mike dammit.


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

Nice PB Andrew Cool

Larko


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

Great pb Andrew. Good sailing with you.

Dezza


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

thats a huge hour Andrew, great stuff

Drifter


QLD
Australia
191 days ago

Great hr PB in difficult conditions Andrew. Well done.

powersloshin


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

good one Andrew, and Sue your numbers for today are very good too Smile

Bruce Healey


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

Great work kids.

Belly25


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

Hey mate. Glad you got on the water. Hope it blows some more for you. Ya missing nothing back at Lake Mac.

Boombuster


QLD
Australia
191 days ago

Nice PB Andrew. 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
191 days ago

Sue, there is such a thing as overtraining. It runs you down instead of making you fitter and precedes injuries and breakdowns. Don't be afraid to have a day  off or a short session - you will benefit in the long run.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
191 days ago

Anita I'm so tired I  can't  be bothered eating so I think I will bludge for a day or so...maybeWink

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
190 days ago

Yep! Now you are getting the idea Sue. Wink

Well done on the PB Andrew. I recon you will set it higher when the good wind comes back. Cool

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Sue, no appetitie is a sure sign of overtraining. Een racehorses go off their feed if they are over trained. You have to work up to big amounts of work gradually.

Jeff


WA
Australia
190 days ago

Sue, re 10/10 fun factor,  remember "The person who has the most fun wins."

that looks amazing, one of these years I will get there.

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
190 days ago

well done Andy and Sue wait for the good direction Andy that PB could be smashed.