Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2014-10-15
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Andrew Haigh
37.26(D)
35.22(D)
14.45(D)
23.12(D)
25.58(D)
79.15(D)
sboardcrazy
31.08(D)
29.36(D)
11.18(D)
19.42(D)
20.94(D)
40.57(D)
rus13b
34.33(D)
32.64(D)
12.18(D)
22.06(D)
25.43(D)
40.9(D)
Hugh
39.92(D)
38.12(D)
12.42(D)
22.54(D)
30.95(D)
95.32(D)
Byron Mcilveen
41.69(D)
39.85(D)
18.48(D)
24.59(D)
30.6(D)
134.85(D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Ian Wright
John Pearce
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Bruce Healey
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
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
Average40.8138.9916.4723.8630.78115.09
Andrew Haigh (48951km):
3475 days ago
2 categories

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU

Naish 95SP and Maui TR9 6.6m

Poor nights sleep as I could hear the wind and was hoping it would still be blowing in the morning. Arrived at Buff st at 8.00 am, it was cold and drizzling. I was the only one in the car park! I could see someone already out sailing (Hugh). As always not as windy as hoped so rigged the 6.6m.

Great session with many runs over 35kts. More and more guys turned up, in the end there would have been 15 or so. I wasn't gybing at the end of my runs because usually I needed a rest and a chance to look at the GPS. At the end of the day I did three gybes just so I would register something so Sue wouldn't beat me. One of them turned out ok. Surprised at the distance because most of the time I was standing next to my board.



sboardcrazy (24363km):
3475 days ago

Tongue outTongue outTongue out  F brilliant !! yeehaaa.. Wish we got days like this more often. Buff Pt  20-c 28kts + SW Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU.. Lake was up which meant it wasn't as smooth as it can get but no worries using the 18cms freemove weedie and sailing everywhere..

B cold- c 11degrees at start  winter wettie and frozen hands early on. Snow predicted on Barrington tonight.

Andrew already there and George from double demerits team. Great to use small gear! 78ltre Tabou Pocket wave  , 4.8m Sailworks Hucker + 18cms freemove weedie. Got the 31kts + on this combo. Amazed myself by pulling off 98% of gybes + planing ones. I was really expecting an alpha PB.. Actually think the alpha was on my 68ltre Starboard acid waveboard which is amazing as its the first time I've used it!

 Decided to take it out with a 4.2m revo sail. Worried as never sailed a sinker before and all these tales about gybing woes..Amazed myself by actually doing planing gybes on it and not muffing any gybes!!Surprised Last run of the day across the channel back the wind died and the board submerged.. luckily a gust came and I got going again. Have to be careful where I use it but it's going to be my favourite board!Smile I was hoping to get a Pb on it but a bit much for the first sail i suppose - easily gets 28kts which is more than i can say for my other boards.

Had my first ever stack in the shallow water..unhooked for a gybe ( massively powered up) and the rig got whipped out of my hands ( sprained a few fingers) and I cartwheeled 3 x across the water..Laughing Tongue out

Buzzing..Tongue out Got some decent bearaways for once..

 Lots out many from 7th st. Milsy , Mick , Russ, Bryon + Hugh, + others..Feel Im sailing really well getting practically all my gybes + planing.. Just need to work on getting upwind better + timing my runs so I get a decent gust.. Seemed all the gusts were when I was working back up Yell..Definitely got a chance to get better speeds with this new board..

 Norah graph underreads heaps in a SW- I measured 27kts off the pt and it was more than that in the gusts.



rus13b (5064km):
3475 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU.

1st sail at seventh ave, wow what a spot & day.

5.7 warp, f2 273 98lt, 24 weedy, no delta.

The water is so flat, theres a bit of chop out in the middle but the flat bits are 

unreal. i was making planing gybes every time, that place is such a treat. i wish

i hadnt missed winter, i just found out what i realy missed out on.

woo hoo a pb aswell.



Hugh (11029km):
3475 days ago
4 categories

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU

great sail today 

good to cath up with everone 

carbon art speed 47 /

delta 16/19  loft blade 7

well done byron smashed it 



Byron Mcilveen (63644km):
3475 days ago
5 categories

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU wow 7 months of not sailing good to be back. very sore and tired. had to rush off to work and 1 am in morning now typing this.

unreal to sail with evry one again so friendly great results across the park. It was reasonable flat and we had wind.

I was first there up at 5 15 and at 7th avenu before 6 30. riged 5.5 TR8 with 44 CA and 20cm vector 48 deg. combo was good but not enough wind for 5.5 arm chair sailing managed over 39 knots.

came in riged 6.6TR9 with home made 21.5cm 50 deg carbon fin my design beter got me over 40 a couple of times.

 still wanting more wind.

started blowing a bit more after I had a break and managed 42 1 second peak and multiple over 40 funny still wanting more wind just unreal but to get top speeds you need to be fully powered and I just could not get fully lit. Seem to loose alot of wind strength over the weed banks.

I will sleep well and hope I dont wake up to sore espetialy my elbows shit I did some KM today. Happy chapy although I thought my alfa would be beter done some smoking gybes but at 40 knots on speed board must have been outside the 50.



Comments
James Farley


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Well done Andrew.  Great session.

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Thanks James, Losing my job, has had a positive impact on my sailing speeds.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Great stuff Andrew..lucky I was there to motivate your gybing...Wink

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
3475 days ago

Super session Sue! Congrats on the PB. Well done.

 

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Thanks Windxtasy..I let out some yodells when I came in for a break as I read 32kts which is a pB.. Then I looked again and realised it was my crappy eyesight playing up..UndecidedLaughing

 Yay I've got some jellybeans- I've saved a screenshot because as soon as Hugh & Byron post I'll lose them!UndecidedLaughing

fangy


WA
Australia
3475 days ago

Nice stuff Sue, sooo close to a 30 knot 5x10 too!  Andrew - wow! very nice. CongratsCool

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Thanks Fangman! Bit dispointed I haven't hit that elusive 32kts yet..Think I need to learn a bit more tactics..

.


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Hey, great pbs

Well done Sue, you looked good out there day, looked fast.........I wondered is that a male? Hehehe, well done Sue, your a star!!!

Well done Andrew, great speed, great Alpha, just for the record...........they named that street after meWink

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Thanks Milsy!

Gabe


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Welll done Sue and Andrew and congratulations on the PBs. Must have been a bit of traffic out on water today too.Smile

Larko


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Great stuff Andrew, you looked good out there today.

Nice work Sue.

rus13b


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

well done on the pb's sue & andy, you both were sailing geat & hugh, byron for there sweet speeds.

thats amazing sailing, bear off & just smoooooth then gybe like a pro & do it again.

thought me 24 weedy would be a bit big but it was fine, just try to not sink the tail 

when  taking off, i'm off to check the forecast for more, woo hoo.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Wow Russ!Great stuff!

Surprised

Thats' amazing after 9 months off! What will you do when you get some decent gear?

 Russ it can get even flatter than that!

.


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Well Done Rus, Great speed, turns man, well done!!!!!

Boombuster


QLD
Australia
3475 days ago

Good too catch up you lot thanks for sharing your flat spot & having me.

Congrats every one good results all round. 

Mark Hampton


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Well-Done to all the PB ers!

Larko


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Thats mackin' Hugh, well done mate!!! Hanging onto a 7, mad Surprised

Good onya Russ!!!!!!

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago
Well done team , great results , congrats on all the pbs
Matt D


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Well Done Andrew, Sue and Russ on your PB's!!!

Hugh and Bryon you two were flying today, awesome speeds!

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Nice work Russ, thats a big jump from your previous PB.  Amazing that you are sailing so well after such along break.

Sue well done on the PB. I think you need a full race sail around the 5.0 to 5.2, it would be just as easy to handle as the 4.2 wave sail and it will allow you to go much deeper.

Bad luck GregFrown you missed a great day.

 

rus13b


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

I hav surprised myself not being a bit more hopless, i couldnt beleve the gybes i was doing, so

smooth & easy, glyding realy. i did hit some weed mid gybe a few times & splat, stand up

all gd. yeh i need a board, sux most are in wa.

Karl


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Good to see some old faces back sailing, especially getting PBs after injuries. Good one Rus. Well done Sue and Andrew on the PBs. Hell fast after a big break Byron.

 

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3475 days ago

Great stuff Hugh & Buron - hope the elbow stood up to the sail- amazing distance!

 My left hand is pretty useless today - lucky I paint with my right one.. Might get out of a few chores having the bum L one..Laughing

 Andrew I actually have my eye on a 5m Overdrive ..just got to clear the bills and get some cash! The wavesails were tossing me around yesterday..

 Take a screen shot someone! We're No 1 team!

Sausage


QLD
Australia
3475 days ago

Well done guys and girls.  Congrats on all the PBs and impressive numbers.  Bragging rights too Bryon.

MT


NSW
Australia
3474 days ago

Great team effort and a pile of PB's. Good to see you back on the water Byron, and in form to.

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
3474 days ago

My whole body is sore and tired very long night at work last night.

My elbows have pulled up ok beter than I expected but still a little tender. Very happy with results after 7 months of not sailing. I missed the sailing and the people happy to be back.

I dont think I will sail again for a week I have blisters on both hands and I was wearing gloves."I have girls hands" out of condition.

 

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
3474 days ago

Byron, 134 km after 7 months of no sailing? That distance is awesome at any time! Huge effort!

Actually that is an awesome session all round. Any one of those numbers is excellent. To do 100+km on a 40+ knot day is amazing.

James Farley


NSW
Australia
3474 days ago

Massive effort team, glad to hear that budgie turned it on again.  Great to see Lake Macquarie in 1st place.

Thanks also for sharing the stories, almost helps me deal with being stuck at work!

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3474 days ago

+ 1 Windxtasy.. and only a few weeks after an operation on his arms! ( Don't tell the surgeon)..Wink

Hardie


WA
Australia
3474 days ago

SEnsational Stuff Guyz!!!!!

Trousers


SA
Australia
3474 days ago

Sounds like all the conditions came together to make for a cracker session people, so many PBs, and some seriously quick u-turns!  Well done all...wish I was there! 

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
3474 days ago

alot of km on a 44 wide speed board and yep happy with the u turn although I thought it might have been beter but turning the speed board at 40 knots tends to go outside the 50m mark funny that.

Terrific day feel beter today than I did last night.