Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2018-10-11
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Tibor
18.233(D)
16.891(D)
6.474(D)
10.561(D)
12.431(D)
15.792(D)
Andrew Haigh
17.892(D)
16.678(D)
10.082(D)
12.745(D)
15.16(D)
37.733(D)
sboardcrazy
22.704(D)
19.344(D)
7.611(D)
9.17(D)
19.677(D)
14.688(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
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Belly25
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Craig Forbes
Average20.4718.128.8511.6517.4226.76
Tibor (9729km):
65 days ago

Gosford, NSW, AU

Better than nothing!...out with Bruce Paul and Mike at Gosford foiling. Very patchy but we got going and did a bit. It was enough to say it was worth rigging after all being on the water in good company is not bad!



Andrew Haigh (21842km):
65 days ago
4 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU

Foil 6.5m. SE 10-20kts

Great session, Mostly 10-12 with a few scary moments closer to 20.

Never seen so many big clumps of weed in the lake. Twice I had to stop to remove it from the foil. Only 3 or 4 huge stacks today.

Thousands of odd looking jelly fish, I should go and take a picture



sboardcrazy (12951km):
65 days ago

patchy 5-8kts occ 10- 15kts + slop SSE - E - SSE Coal Point, NSW, AU

7.5m GT Turbo- RS4 ( 111ltres) - 39cm C3 sting pointer

Well I don't know that I enjoyed that much at the time although now I'm fondly recalling a few moments..Undecided Only one out on an empty lake with a creaky boom that made me nervous 

Character building..The wind was up and down and swinging and the chop was coming from several directions 1-2' and a few rollers..Belmont Bay flattened out a little. Cold - still 5-4 -3 mm wettie..

I hate getting out of the launch bay at that angle.. I crept past the point in a SSE and went for a nice plane towards Wangi to find the wind had gone E and I had to work back above the point . Then it swung SE and I crept past above the jetties hoping it would stay like that  and not swing E again..Undecided

 Gybes were RS - that board is pretty wobbly in slop with no wind so I stuffed quite a few until I got a bit more proactive. Wind kicked in before the rain as I headed to Belmont - c 18kts and I was pretty maxed out. I'm not used to the pointer and a few anxious moments as I dodged large clumps of floating kelp.

 I wasn't game to stop or gybe so I  just headed to the slips to stop and wait it out until it dropped..Mmm a long way back to Coal.. I hope it drops!Surprised Luckily it dropped just enough for a pleasant run back.

Came in for a break and shared donuts and cuppa with Nic and Andrew.. very nice . Thanks.. Best part of the session..Wink

Back out for another run into Belmont but I forgot to put my GPS back on so you'll have to take my word on the 31kts 2 sec and 20kt alpha..Wink 

It was now too patchy for me to be bothered but Andrew was getting some nice flights on the foil. I was almost tempted to convert to foiling  until he did a nice stack..( think he knew I was watching and got distracted)..Laughing

Maybe it will be better once it decides which direction it is going to blow from..Undecided

Ps - my Gt Turbo is now for Sale .Purchased new Nov 2017 . Great nic. I'm upgrading to a new one.



Comments
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

I noticed some clumps of jellyfish ( mainly in rows of floating weed). I've never seen any like them before. About hand size and fluoro pink and purple..I can't find any pics exactly like them but this is a bit like them..I'm not sure if they are stingy types but I made sure not to fall into them..???

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

Smashed by Sue and Tibor, can one be more humiliated?

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

Laughing And Andrew was on his slalom board Innocent.I wish...Wink

Get some pics..I want to know what they are!Surprised

Boy you got around Andrew!

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

Not great pics as the water is so rough. Anybody know what these are?

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

Wow.Thanks! I'll post the pics in a Lake Macquarie marine life group and ask..How did you get the pics?

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

Mmm- 

"Yep purple stingers Pelagia noctiluca. They do sting!"

From someone qualified to know.Surprised

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

https://australianmuseum.net.au/purple-stinger

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
65 days ago

they do not look friendly

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

How come everytime I start to get excited about sailing the lake we get 4.2m great whites hanging around or plagues of killer jellyfish..YellUndecidedWink

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
65 days ago

It's far more dangerous sailing at Budgie than dealing with a few bits of purple blubber in the lake.

!!! Lyds !!!


NSW
Australia
65 days ago
You have a yacht Sue? Dunno why you donít sail that more often 😝😝
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
64 days ago

Re yacht..yep run those blubbers down..squish..😁.blubbers will be an incentive to improve my gybes..😜