Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2021-01-13
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Ant-man
25.416(D)
22.52(D)
12.436(D)
18.341(D)
18.966(D)
47.509(D)
Bruce Healey
18.039(D)
16.702(D)
9.199(D)
11.359(D)
13.355(D)
17.45(D)
Tibor
20.808(D)
19.188(D)
8.508(D)
3.533(D)
16.038(D)
15.855(D)
James Farley
26.589(D)
23.706(D)
11.113(D)
15.39(D)
20.124(D)
23.066(D)
nick0
20.214(D)
18.983(D)
14.632(D)
11.108(D)
17.552(D)
57.731(D)
Andrew Haigh
24.188(D)
23.253(D)
15.743(D)
18.971(D)
21.36(D)
87.572(D)
Greg Kiskarpati
23.4(D)
20.848(D)
12.418(D)
5.083(D)
18.802(D)
28.629(D)
Chopper
17.485(D)
16.022 [PB](D)
4.058(D)
9.05 [PB](D)
8.635 [PB](D)
12.39 [PB](D)
sboardcrazy
25.746(D)
24.064(D)
6.86(D)
14.706(D)
20.828(D)
29.098(D)
Tim Ford
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
Byron Mcilveen
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Lyds
Bostonfoil
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Craig Forbes
Leanne Rumford
Average26.1723.8915.1918.6621.0972.65
Ant-man (6517km):
8 days ago
1 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU. 4.7 Ezzy + Foil then 5.5 Ezzy + Naish 210. Dodgy NEer but still a highlight session for me. I'd forgotten how much fun a bit of B&J can be. Plenty out, probably the busiest Coalie has been in years. 



Bruce Healey (20039km):
8 days ago
3 categories

Gosford, NSW, AU 

Green point, at last a good nor easter.

 

 



Tibor (12341km):
8 days ago

Gosford, NSW, AU

How lucky are we....all these NE just like old times. Used the 177+ racefoil 800+ 8.m HG.

Good to see Johnny D. and Anthony down this way other than Mike Bruce and Norm of course.

 




James Farley (11759km):
8 days ago

Coal Point, NSW, AU

Exocet RS6, TRX 7.0, Vmax 43 - Wind ENE 15-20 knots

Sweet after work nor-easter at Coalie.  Tried one run on the RS4 but too patchy to get going (or I ate too much at Christmas) so switched to the RS6 which was perfect.  Nice to get out on the slapper after months of only foiling - last time on the slalom gear was 10th Sept!  Good to hang out with Sue, Tony, Andrew, Hugh and Greg.

 



nick0 (4591km):
8 days ago

Bonnells Bay, NSW, AU

bit more time on the foil  ran out of daylight in the end



Andrew Haigh (32436km):
8 days ago
2 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU, NE 14-22

Stingray 800.95.330 then 800.95.255 then 800.95+.330 all with 5.5m

Three sails in one, a cruise around with Nic and Tony, then a great sess with Hugh, then an evening blast with Greg by which time the wind was full on.



Greg Kiskarpati (14573km):
8 days ago

Coal Point, NSW, AU



Chopper (165km):
8 days ago

Coal Point NSW AU

Mistral Explosion, Retro 6.5

 



sboardcrazy (19090km):
7 days ago

Patchy 15- 23kts E solid 18/20kts plus above the point Coal Point, NSW, AU

7m Turbo- WT57 - 28WT weedy

 then 5.7m gator - WT57 - 24 Wt stealth weedy

It was already blowing about 12-15kts when I got there. I wanted to get the big sail going so I added an extra spacer and rigged it. Much better! Funny I usually have to take spacers out rather than add them..I was intending to use it but it was already 15-17kts so I rigged the favourite combo 7m on the 90.

 A bit of a frustrating session. The sand islands were horrible , really patchy with big bullits..headed above the point. From 500m out and all the way to Toronto it was choppy with a solid 18-20kts..I usually revel in those conditions but I was pretty maxed out and the fin a bit big. The ribs are pretty good but still not healed and  I kept thinking how easy it would be to go around the front and hurt myself..Frown I got the nm on that run.

 There probably wasn't much chance of crashing as the board is designed for those conditions and very safe  but my imagination took the fun out of it.

Did some full on runs where I flew across through the middle of some yachts going downwind with poled out headsails..I thought I would have got 26kts plus as I was really flying but  I suppose I didn't get a gust at the right time .

It was pretty full on so I decided to rig the 5.7m and put the smaller fin in to settle the board . It had ramped up another notch by the time I got back out so I was maxed out on that combo and decided I wouldn't riak going above the point where it would be more. I'd stay out the front and do some gybe practise..

 I need some flatwater gybe refreshers..Frown I was beating myself up about  my woeful attempts but I suppose I haven't really got used to the board yet or got my gybes going in flatwater.. Hope I can get to LG so I can get it going.Undecided. I was pretty maxed out as I went for them too. 

I had trouble getting my front foot out ( new booties so maybe I can blame them..Wink ) and would lose all speed and end up in a straight line. With my lightweight I think I need to put the mastfoot forward a bit to get more of the rail in the water. I was also using a new internet tip for the entry and I don't think it suits that board. It's a  pretty careful weighting of the front foot which might suit a small FSW but this board needs more pressure so I think I'll go back to my usual step across technique..

 On the plus side I was going for them fully powered up and I got a few dry ones including one where I came up behind Gert who gybed in front of me. I had to squeeze between the jetty and him and survived..Cool I also got lots of waterstart practise. I was worried the ribs wouldn't handle any gybe stacks but the stacks were pretty tame  and  the ribs didn't play up. Smile

 I'll have to dedicate a few sessions to just doing short runs and gybing out the front. The problem is we so rarely get consistent and strong enough wind there  to use the smaller gear.

 I was having issues with the front of the fin not being pulled down enough and I was spinning out a bit. Weird sometimes it's easy to get it to sit right other times I can't get the screw to go in properly?? Maybe I've crossthreaded it..another thing to sort out.Undecided

The gusts had me maxed out but it was getting too patchy out the front  so I called it a day.

Heaps at the carpark.

Nic , Gert, Lajos ,  James after I finished, plus another few fins. Tony , Andrew, Hugh and later Greg on foils.



Comments
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
8 days ago

Tony for a second I thought you got a foiling 2 sec PB and others..Laughing

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
7 days ago

Great swag of Pbs Nic.You did well sailing in those conditions. Some of the gusts were solid 18 -20.