Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2019-03-14
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Bruce Healey
33.755(D)
32.017(D)
13.617(D)
20.208(D)
22.326(D)
45.902(D)
Andrew Haigh
33.578(D)
31.815(D)
15.057(D)
20.673(D)
27.091(D)
51.557(D)
sboardcrazy
27.181(D)
23.804(D)
0.263(D)
17.335(D)
17.3(D)
15.542(D)
Hugh
35.708(D)
31.886(D)
0(D)
17.279(D)
23.057(D)
17.171(D)
Byron Mcilveen
34.046(D)
31.985(D)
19.715(D)
20.563(D)
28.157(D)
68.641(D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
Tibor
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Boston
Belly25
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Craig Forbes
Average34.8832.0017.3920.6227.6260.10
Bruce Healey (17982km):
69 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU

Really good arvo, started early to beat the traffic. Flat out 6.6 wishing it was 5.9. RS1, 23 weedy then 16 MUF. Felt fast, I think the weed is so long it grabs the fin.



Andrew Haigh (23806km):
69 days ago
6 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU

NE 20-25, Isonic 90 and 6.2m 33cm Vmax. Crazy strong for a March Noreaster. Sand islands super bumpy and gusty.

Really nice powered up sess. Hugh on his new CA, Tony, Lajos a couple of others and a brief appearance and huge stack by Sue.



sboardcrazy (14756km):
69 days ago

23-25kts ENE one run Coal Point, NSW, AU

 then 17-23kts ENE Marmong

 Well that was unexpected! Got there and there were 4ft rollers coming through and 25kts.mm didn't bring the wave gear as I thought we'd be lucky to get 10-15kts..Undecided

 Rigged the 5.5m Mach 2 4 cam - 80iso with 28cm Maui ultra weedy to settle it..Took off and it was stronger than I thought..really overpowered , board was too fast and rollers everywhere.. dropped into the water and turned the board to go back in. It took a while to start as the sail went to the bottom of the lake.. wish I'd kept my 5.7m OD..Undecided

Hung on for grim death and decided to go for a bearaway near the shore.. bad move.. I was flying overpowered over the back of the waves and i think the fin did something / caught weird anyway I got splattered. First decent splatter since I can't remember when.. Andrew said it looked impressive and he wished he had his camera Laughing. Didn't hurt myself but I was in the lee so I swam it ashore..Got the 2 sec here..Laughing

Decided to go to Marmong where it would be less ballistic. it actually died down and I could have gone back out but i didn't truat it as it was only 2.30 so sure to kick back in.

 Pretty patchy at Marmong at first..big hole at the launch but then some stronger stuff out further. I started with the 6.2m OD and RS4 36cm drake pointer. It was ok but a bit big in the gusts and I was a tad nervous after the splatter.

 It evened out so I got the RS2 ( 90ltre ) and 33 makani weedy and rigged it for overpowering conditions. Ok. A bit nervous at times in the gusts but handled it ok.

 My bad habits were affecting my gybes.. I knew what I had to do but harder to do it. Still happy as most were dry even though not as fast as i would have liked. There was a flatter area out in the middle so i pushed myself to gybe even though I was very powered up.

Came in and it was great but noone was out?? Then I noticed an ambulance..Frown One of the guys had stacked it upBolton way. he'd drifted ashore then walked back..The other guys were going to get his gear..

Looks like bruised or broken ribs..Frown best wishes!

 Makes me sure I made the right decision going to marmong and not risking it at Coal..4.2m and 68ltre waveboard may have been ok but I didn't have them.

 Coal splatter..



Hugh (10293km):
69 days ago
2 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU

very rough gusty  conditions today 

trying to tune my new 62 cm ca with 6.3 unfortunately my watch died early in session 

 



Byron Mcilveen (41460km):
68 days ago
1 categories

shingle spliters, NSW, AU

8.4 S2 venom, falcon 115, select v max 39

sail before work stoked with speed on 8.4 in open chop amazing what you can handle these sails in could have been on a much smaller sail yet still able to put sail down.



Comments
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
69 days ago

LaughingLaughing I got it on the go pro although it's mast head view.. I'll post a link when I get it edited..

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
69 days ago

According to Google earth the reason I stacked it was I ran into the boat..LaughingWink

Matt D


NSW
Australia
69 days ago

Great Speed Hugh shame about the watch!

Nice work Andrew and Sue!

Glad you left us some wind Bruce!

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
69 days ago

Pics of my stack..and no I'm not doing a jump.. I was bearing away overpowered over chop and the fin caught and I railed up. then when the board went back down I catapulted..Well I hit 28kts at the time which is good for me in chop..Laughing

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
68 days ago

https://youtu.be/W-WlZUGUB_g

fangy


WA
Australia
68 days ago

Ouch... but they are fabulous pics Sue! Laughing Good to hear you survived to fight another day.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
68 days ago

My body survived but I don't know about my enthusiasm for going fast in chop. UndecidedWink.

Loving the go pro. 

 

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
68 days ago

If you had only posted the still shots you could have claimed to have recovered from that body drag.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
68 days ago

Laughing Massive fail..I don't stack it very often but I do a good job when I do..Laughing