Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2018-02-19
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
39.178 [PB](D)
37.187 [PB](D)
22.984(D)
21.655(D)
30.005(D)
121.594 [PB](D)
Byron Mcilveen
44.018(D)
42.2 [PB](D)
26.519(D)
23.974(D)
37.204 [PB](D)
272.253(D)
sboardcrazy
36.544(D)
33.645 [PB](D)
8.107(D)
3.88(D)
30.343 [PB](D)
37.881(D)
Andrew Haigh
40.554(D)
38.252 [PB](D)
25.227(D)
23.084(D)
32.646(D)
132.823(D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
Tibor
Nige Watts
Timbotto
**LYDS**
Bostonfoil
Belly25
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Craig Forbes
Average42.2940.2325.8723.5334.93202.54
Bruce Healey (19297km):
908 days ago

Lake George, SA, AU

Epic day, started late, 10am, cold nbut the sun came out & warmed up as the day progressed, TS1, 5.9, 23 weedy  at the start for the hour attempt. If its not a PB then I will never get one, it was magic, choppy but a regular easy chop & flat water gybing at each end, only off the plane for one gybe where the wind absent. After lunch it kicked in & I ended up with CASP44, 5.5, 16 delta XP50 & the the old delta 16 I usually use & it was faster. Weed dragging on the 45 degree weedies so used deltas an the speed board. Funny, as the day goes on the wind pushes the water out to the big lake & it got flatter, not budgie smooth but really good. No mud, not many marsh flies. Andy & Byron flying, Sue out for ages I think as she still going as I left. Kato on a 24 hour distance attempt, the Budgies were going well & heaps of PBs around.

Tibor, Sue now has a better 2 sec than you, should have come.



Byron Mcilveen (43360km):
908 days ago
6 categories

Lake George, SA, AU

S2 venom 7, 6.3 and 5.7, ca44 and exocet rs2,

Great day felt like i could go alot quicker but just wanted a bit more in the flat but it was unreal.

Went for the hr 4 times every time my fins would get stuck in weed and you couldnt get going so gave up 40 and 45 deg fins are not good enough here. Borrowed a 50 deg fin started another hr after  doing 200km at the 30 min mark i was over 31 knots then yep weed again had to swim in the weed then went down into big lake bad mistake 4 foot chop went from doing 32 knots to doing 25 then the wind died still bloody unreal day just hope i get another chance.



sboardcrazy (17744km):
907 days ago

25-30kts SSE Lake George, SA, AU..

5m OD - iso80ltre - 24cm FF

then 5m OD - 50ltre iso - 20cm FF then 4.3m KA Koncept

Well I'm really proud of myself..Cool. I meant to try for an hr today and then try for 2 sec although I'd long ago given up on breaking the 35kt barrier..Undecided

I was really in a bad headspace..over it all ready to go home ..I didn't want to sail..Got there c 1pm  and i'd left it too late and it was gusting to 27kts which is speedboard territory for me  not 1hr..

Rigged the 80iso with the 24cm FF and 5m and expected to get annihilated..bit of  meltdown when I first hit the water as I really didn't think I was up to it. got over the other side and got a bad dose of heart palps..Had to sit for 15mins till i felt well enough to flip the rig and walk into deeper water but i was still pretty bad so it was a shaky teip back to shore..only 32kts odd..

I really wanted to do at least 5 runs as I usually get buggerall bearaways..

 Rested until they turned off and put the speedboard on..really mega powered with the 5m..all finesse went out the window..i just wanted to get over the other side in one piece..1st run I got 36.07kts ( amazing how that figure gives you a pep up..Laughingnext one was 36.75kts and i think the whole lake would have heard me yelling as i went down the strip..it was such a buzz! Tongue outThink I got a 35kt next but I was starting to feel dodgy heart wise so i came in and laydown.. It took 45mins but it finally came good enough to do a few more runs..although it was still in the background a bit.

Daffy had kindly lent me his 4.3m Koncept and it was great! I didn't change down until about 4pm ..pity I had to liedown as by the time i got back out it wasn't as strong. The 4.3m was lovely going up and across the wind but not enough downwind..Did a few more but I was having to rest at the end of each until I felt good enough to sail..

Last run was a bit worrying as the wind had died and I thought I'd be stuck over the other side but I maneged to get a puff to start..

I think it will be PB city tonight!

I'm glad the Lake Macquarie guys and Budgy guys scored such a good day.. that was the strongest wind I've had since I've been here and it is much flatter than it was 2 weeks ago ( also shallower)..

1st time with a decent go on the 20cm FF.. Bleeding brilliant! Never even looked like letting go ( thank goodness as that could have been nasty Wink) and obviously isn't slow either.. I bought an 18cm for Budgy as I thought the 20cm would be a bit too deep but the 20cm is ideal down here..Tongue out.

All the girls put in a great effort and should be proud of themselves!

 I'll have to take a pic of the 2 sec when I work out how to do it..

 



Andrew Haigh (29537km):
894 days ago
5 categories

Lake George, SA, AU

At last a SE wind!!

Started off on IS90 and 20cm Kestrel with the 6.3m. I was keen to do another 1 hour attempt but had several false starts before the wind picked up enough to get going. Started at the southern end of the lake which allowed for 3 km of off the wind sailing. I needed this as I had trouble holding my position wih the 20cm fin in about 1 foot of chop. As the hour progressed the wind really picked up. 21 Gybes in total, fell off on number 16 as the chop was getting worse and worse further down the lake.

I was ready for a break after that, but was keen to do a NM attempt, so slogged all the way back to the southern end of the lake. Did one NM run and got a PB of 32.646. Came in for lunch. After lunch rigged 5.5 and got on the speed board. Got two runs over 40 kts managed to squeeze in 5 runs before the wind backed off giving me a 5*10 PB of 38.252.

An absolutely epic day, everybody was getting PBs!



Comments
Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Fantastic Sue!!!!!

Dezza


NSW
Australia
908 days ago
Super awesome Sue !!! Smoked it :)
Boombuster


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Well done on the PBs

Rudi


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Well done Bruce....top session

Astrid


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

awesome PBs guys. Sue 36! Wow well done

Helga


QLD
Australia
908 days ago
Awesome work Sue. Congratulations to all the pb'ers
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Thanks everyone. Dezza we should all be proud of ourselves - we've broken that blasted 35kt ceiling..Laughing

Tony Polony


NSW
Australia
908 days ago
Andrew, Sue and Bruce. I am in awe (along being slightly jealous) 😎
Wayno


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Amazing effort all, great stuff .

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Well Byron I think Lake george has redeeemed itself wouldn't you say?Wink Not often you get PB's.. Congrats everyone!

Jetlag


NSW
Australia
908 days ago
Awesome day team. What a swag of PBs to toast tonight!!!
Ian Wright


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Well done guys and gal. Great Pbs.

Drifter


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Well done Andrew on another 40 knotter as well as great PBs for 5x10 and Nm and an awesome hr. Brilliant sailing.

Fanstastic effort Sue, terrific speed PBs

Well done Bruce on your 4 PBs, that 122km and 22kt hr is a really big effort.

Byron, I saved the best for last, fantastic alround session, with PBs for your 5x10 and Nm. I bet you have changed your opinion of the lake and that it was well worth the trip.

Geoff Ringe


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Well done to everybody great Pbs, fanstastic effort.

Kaleb Smith


TAS
Australia
908 days ago

Well done on all the PB's everyone. Byron, I've been hitting the refresh button for the last 2 hours waiting for your post. Bad luck with the hour, I thought you may have got it but sounds like the set up has got worse for the hour since we were there. Gotta love that big lake with its bright green water and stupid crazy chop. Well sailed evryoneCool

SluGger


WA
Australia
908 days ago
Awesome sailing fellas, smoking Byron😎😎
Ezza


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Geez unreal guys and gals......PB fest!Cool

Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
908 days ago

Well done on all the PB's everyone, great effort!  

Vando


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Awesome efforts everyone and congrats on all ya pb's.

smoking numbers Byron

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
908 days ago
The power house of results massive congrats for big hull. Byron just love to watch u sail I learn so much
Eckers


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

What an awesome day on the water.  PBs all round.  Congratulations.

Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Well done team. Epic.

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Huge Pbs . well done all.

Matt D


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Awesome session Lake Mac! Congrats on your PB's!

Dezza


NSW
Australia
908 days ago
CRIPES Lake mac crew you ALL lassooed that wind today, beeudiful
Hardie


WA
Australia
908 days ago

WooHoo sensational everyoneCool

James Farley


NSW
Australia
908 days ago
Massive effort , proud to be part of this team. Well done on some nice PBs!
ratz


WA
Australia
908 days ago

congrats to all who got pb s  sounds like a big day.

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
908 days ago

Fantastic PBs Bruce and Byron - an epic day out for everyone

Macroscien


QLD
Australia
908 days ago

Truly fascinating to see the sea of PB's everywhereCool

Chris Dimond


SA
Australia
908 days ago

Great PBs and numbers there guys. Byron you were smokin! 44+ peak and huge distance. You're a machine! 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
907 days ago

Amazing numbers and amazing PBs all round. Lake George is blitzing the rest of the country.

Sue, congratulations on breaking not just the 35 barrier but the 36 as well. 

Roh


VIC
Australia
907 days ago
Well done guys..😎
3/4 Bogan


SA
Australia
907 days ago

Great to meet you guys, well done teamCool

**LYDS**


NSW
Australia
907 days ago
Finally Sue you passed 35, you have been trying for ever - bloody excellent... well done on the PBs
supernan


VIC
Australia
907 days ago
Great pbs to all congratulations. ❤️Lake George.
Steve Charles


TAS
Australia
907 days ago

Fantastic PBs everyoneCool Congrats to Sue for finally cracking 35Laughing Byron, wowTongue out

Pugs


NSW
Australia
907 days ago

Four out of four with PBs. Fantastic effort Lake Mac.

PJ Bogan


SA
Australia
907 days ago

Lake George pumps out mre PB'sCool

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
907 days ago

I'm so glad to get that 35kt barrier over! Pity you couldn't be here Anita..Hope you get a mega blow over your way.You just need a good gust you're killing It!

It's amazing how the water moves from one lake to another..first run I felt I got right up the top but couldn't see any lake or Packers pt.?..maybe I was just.disorientated but the 24cm would have been fine up the top the first few weeks but is now too deep to go very far in..

 

Tricky Bogan


SA
Australia
907 days ago

PB's are Cool Bunta effort all round, Great to put faces to namesSmile

Well deserved Sue nice to catch up again

Pip (Old codger)


VIC
Australia
907 days ago
Well done to you all. Smiles all round i bet.😀
powersloshin


NSW
Australia
907 days ago

congrats to you all, awesome results

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
907 days ago
Congrats to everyone in every team it was just an amazing day in an amazing place with great people. I would like another day like that now I know where to go and a fin that doesn't make love to the weed.
Mehore


NSW
Australia
907 days ago
Wowza some amazings numbers there Macteam welldone
Matt D


NSW
Australia
907 days ago
Awesome Sue! Thanks for making the cake for Bill.
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
907 days ago

Thanks Matt. Wrong Sue..Glynn's Sue made it! I have some pics..I might post one to the Budgy post..

fangy


WA
Australia
907 days ago

Yeehaa Lake Mac Mob!!  What a great team session -  a page full of PB's! Defo smiles on the dials at Lake GeorgeLaughing

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
907 days ago

great PBs guys CoolCoolCool fantastic brochetta of Nos Byron Tongue out

Kimba


SA
Australia
907 days ago

Well done team, awesome effort!

Morts


WA
Australia
907 days ago

 

 

it's a PBfest! well done everyone Cool

 

 

Hugh


NSW
Australia
907 days ago
Unbelievable results guys and girls So many amazing results
Izaak Perkins


TAS
Australia
907 days ago
PB central! Nice numbers all
nudie


NSW
Australia
906 days ago

Well done to you all on your PB's.

Spotty


VIC
Australia
906 days ago

Super, PB bargains all round at the LG speed storeCool

Witto


NSW
Australia
906 days ago

Well done everyone, Sue you were flying.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
905 days ago

Thanks Witto..I  didn't know you were here?