Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2013-10-14
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
rus13b
24.31(D)
21.1(D)
0(D)
16.18(D)
12.59(D)
7.92(D)
Bear
24.47(D)
23.37(D)
12.46(D)
15.85(D)
18.33(D)
23.23(D)
sboardcrazy
23.51(D)
22.1(D)
11.14(D)
15.38(D)
16.93(D)
25.69(D)
Andrew Haigh
26.64(D)
24.79(D)
12.99(D)
17.74(D)
21.47(D)
34.89(D)
Cluffy
24.77(D)
23.43(D)
14.59(D)
13.45(D)
21.25(D)
48.34(D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
Ian Wright
John Pearce
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Bruce Healey
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Tibor
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Bostonfoil
Ant-man
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Chopper
Brent Hopkins
Craig Forbes
Where's Leanne
MobZ
Croanster
dutchie1964
Ākos Molnār
dutchie1964
Kev
Brett
Average25.7124.1113.7916.9621.3641.62
rus13b (5064km):
3835 days ago

Canton Beach, NSW, AU

98lt f2 axxis, 7.0m reflex, 28 xweed.

great weather, great to chat with all the regulars milsey, mick, pugs, sue.

under done on the 7.0 needed another 5 8kts to be werth it or 10 15

more litres in the board.

 didnt fall in once witch is a good thing & some light wind practice.

see u all next time.



Bear (192km):
3835 days ago

Valentine, NSW, AU



sboardcrazy (24353km):
3835 days ago

SW - SSE 5-15kts occasional puff to 17kts. NX 7.2m - Xcross 115ltre + 30cms fin. Canton Beach, NSW, AU

 Arrived at 9.30 and it was dying a bit but I still had a great 1.30hr sail from 10am. Planed 95% of the time. That board still amazes me- you get on the plane and it keeps going through the lulls and you look at the wind and think ' How am I still going?' I've sailed that combo in similar windstrengths 2 x in 3 days..chop off Coal and nice and flat here.Boy what a difference it makes if you can get out regularly with the same gear and conditions!Wish I lived on the lake and could get out everyday I'd be so much fitter and better!

 I've always found that big sail a heavy cumbersome thing but I did a few strap to strap gybes and threw it around like my 5.8m ..( insert shocked icon- they don't have one..lol's). I decided to try to tack and amazed myself at actually making the 2nd one! 5kts of wind and flat water but I jumped around the front and pushed the nose off..Cripes! Had a ball planing in the flat water generally by myself - comfortably powered - not enough to set records but B good fun!

 This board has renewed my love of the sport!

Turned a bit more SSE at times.I was using the 30cms weedie rather than the usual 38 I use with that combo so the weed wouldn't be a worry and I found I didn't point quite as well. I didn't bear off much - seemed to spend most of my time trying to get into a good possy to bear off in any gust. Fun Fun Fun!

 Everyone was starting to go out as I had to leave. Hope it came in for you!



Andrew Haigh (48928km):
3835 days ago
1 categories

Canton and Coal Point, NSW

LRE with 6.7m was just not really enough at Canton. The predicted SW never really eventuated. 

As I left I was worried that Sue may have turned in better figures than me today (Milsy sugested that I shouldn't post).

On arriving home to Lake Macquarie,  Tim was out sailing in the same 10-15 kts that we had at Canton.

So I rigged up my 7.8 on the Carbon Art 70 and went for a quick blast.  I combined the figures from the two sessions but Canton only contributed to the total distance. 

So quite an interesting day from listening to Milsy's gambling tips and philosophy of life to skimming across Lake Macquarie's clear blue waters which always look so much better after a trip to Canton.



Cluffy (4190km):
3835 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

Exocet RS formula, Severne R4 9.6 .

A bit of formula training after work. The breeze was a fairly shitty S/SE actually. Getting decent upwind angles in a south easterly on lake Maq. is a challenge at the best of times but today was a particularly frustrating breeze.  I won't go into boring details but suffice to say the breeze was all over the place. Getting up to coalie was the easy part, getting home was a little bit stressful in the rougher water and some of those big wind shifts were giving me big lifts as well as lots of pressure which made it hard to keep good angles downwind.

I love the formula upwind but I still have my heart in my mouth downwind a lot of the time. The only solution I know is, sailing, sailing and more sailing. Overlearning my downwind technique until it is muscle memory and happens on auto pilot. this could take a while lol.

I'm really happy with my 2 second result. 24 knots plus on the formula feels pretty quick and the water wasn't exactly smooth.  One of the raceboard kiters was out late as well and he was bloody killing it. The practice those guys are putting in is really starting to show. I think they are going to do well in china. Best of luck guys!



Comments
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3835 days ago

Welcome Bear! What was Valentine like?

James Farley


NSW
Australia
3835 days ago

welcome to the team john.  good to have you onboard.

nice writeups sue and andrew.  I saw Cluffy out on formula gear about 530pm crusing up and dowm the lake.  southerly is a great direction for lake mac - lots of spots to sail

cluffy you need to set up your chicken straps. makes it a lot easier downwind and i find it gives better angles.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3835 days ago

Cripes Cluffy that track is wow!  Surprised Almost makes me want to try formula..Wink

 I'm glad you enjoyed reading it James. I mainly write it for myself as a record  Embarassed so I'm glad others find it entertaining.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3835 days ago

Andrew..lol's. I was thinking you may have been better staying at home.. Please post your crappy figures especially if they are worse than mine..Take pity on me.. it would be lovely to get better than you even if only once..Wink The lake is lovely..But wow I love that super smooth water at Canton in ideal conditions..It makes me feel like a pro sailor..LaughingWink