Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2019-11-11
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
**LYDS**
21.27(D)
19.645(D)
14.926(D)
15.591(D)
18.181(D)
35.683(D)
Tibor
18.138(D)
16.488(D)
9.859(D)
11.622(D)
14.91(D)
20.322(D)
Andrew Haigh
32.871(D)
30.879(D)
9.839(D)
20.636(D)
24.669(D)
54.24(D)
Craig Forbes
32.666 [PB](D)
29.38(D)
13(D)
16.972(D)
24.614(D)
26.33(D)
Ian Wright
27.884(D)
26.277(D)
8.791(D)
14.658(D)
21.012(D)
27.582(D)
sboardcrazy
24.405(D)
21.605(D)
9.168(D)
12.549(D)
16.42(D)
34.278(D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Bruce Healey
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Bostonfoil
Belly25
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Average32.7730.1313.9618.8024.6444.96
**LYDS** (9173km):
276 days ago

Belmont Bay (Slipways), NSW, AU NP foil 7 M1

Lovely little foil that got a bit windy on the way back. Visit to Coalie Andy (talking)  and Sue rigging Tongue out



Tibor (10995km):
276 days ago
1 categories

Well, that was more like it. Nice pressure with my little foilglide 6m.Paul Bruce and l had a nice foiling session this arvo in a patchy but good NE on Brisbane Waters. Lets see what tomorrow brings though firstly before any fun, please ease off those rotten fires!

 

 

 

 

lGosford, NSW, AU



Andrew Haigh (29537km):
276 days ago
4 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU, NE 15-22

CA70 and 7.0 then 6.2

Choppy and deep at the islands but plenty of wind.

Fun session with Tony, Sue, Craig, Gert and Ian



Craig Forbes (822km):
276 days ago

Coal Point, NSW, AU Falco 114, 7M simmer, 36 tribal mk1. Another great northeaster, 20 Knots with Andy, Sue, Glenn, Tony . Quite choppy over at the sand islands.



Ian Wright (10000km):
276 days ago

Coal Point, NSW, AU

Exocet RS4, Overdrive R6  7m, BP 42 weedspeed. 15-20+knots E/N/E. Bit bumpy at the sand islands.



sboardcrazy (17744km):
276 days ago

15-18kts ENE then 20kts plus NE Coal Point, NSW, AU

 5.8m KA Kult - Windtech 85ltre Magic bullit - 23cm makani centre fin

 then 4.8m Sailworks Hucker

Finally a decent go on the Windtech! I didn't really enjoy the first bit as I hate the modified Kult and there wasn't quite enough wind. 

Usually as the wind and chop fills in at Coal I get into survival mode on the slalom gear. The cammed sails are usually ok but the boards get too hyperactive for the chopSurprised . This time the sails were giving me grief ( mainly the 5.8m ) and the board was great!

I couldn't get comfortable with the sail . I think the harness lines were in the wrong place and too long and i don't really know how to sail those types of sails upwind. I know my OD's..Pity I can't use the cammed sails with the windtech then I'd only have to get used to the board..Undecided

Started out with a bit of tail flex I'd use in the 25 -30kts session. After one unerpowered run I decided to lock the rocker flatter to help with early planing. I think it had picked up a little but the tail change definitely helped with the planing!

I was coming in and fiddling with the sail and also gave the board more rocker as the wind came in by screwing up the tail screw and locking it in. I was getting a bit maxed out with the 5.8m so I changed to the 4.8m Hucker .It was heaps better!  It's probably more within the boards specs too.

I probably could have changed back to the stock windtech 20cm centre fin but I didn't. I think I will next time as I think it goes upwind better with the stock fin. I was working each run and managed to get back to the launch and as the wind kicked in I got better even though the wind had turned more NE and offshore.

 It's a pity Coal is sheltered at the launch as I would have liked to fiddle more on the shore with the harness line setup.

 I tried more gybes today. I did one I was really pleased with (not planing exit but nice and tidy ) plus a few where I rounded up after but the board is so well behaved I just put my foot in front of the mast and bore off again. I'm not thinking of it as much different now although it does feel pretty narrow when I place my feet to turn into the gybe..

At the end it kicked in 20kts plus. Usually I'm getting brown pants with the slalomboard but I was just wanting more wind and swell! I had a bit of a go playing on the 'wave' faces..Last run I'd got upwind nicely and bore off over the backs of the waves into shore. What a buzz! Tongue outTongue out About an 8 yodell run..

 Pity I was tired . That's still quite a good distance for me at Coal especially in windier conditions. That board is really comfy and eats chop for breakfast. I would have hated it on my slalom gear!

I can hardly wait for 20-25kts plus now..LaughingTongue out I used to pack up my toys and retreat to more sheltered Marmong before..Laughing

Craig , Andrew , Ian , Gert , Tony and I on slappers and a visit by Lyd's on the foil early on.

 



Comments
Andrew


NSW
Australia
276 days ago
Good numbers there Lyds 👍👍
Tibor


NSW
Australia
276 days ago

Yes, nice speed Steve!

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
276 days ago

You're killing it Craig!

 Lyd's I was thinking you would have been overcooked when it came in..

 Tibor plus one for the fires. I've been packing the van to evacuate tomorrow..Frown

Craig Forbes


NSW
Australia
276 days ago

Thanks sue, ahhhh so close to 33.

**LYDS**


NSW
Australia
276 days ago
Nice PB Craig, overcooked is an understatement Sue 🤓
Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
276 days ago

Another Nice 2 Sec PB Craig! I see you top five speeds are within 0.5 kts

It time for a trip to Budgie

Craig Forbes


NSW
Australia
276 days ago

Yep, l think lm going to have to venture down there soon.👍

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
276 days ago

LaughingLaughing Lyd's