Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2019-02-04
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
sboardcrazy
31.092(D)
28.83(D)
18.668(D)
18.298(D)
25.462(D)
89.626(D)
Andrew Haigh
37.575(D)
35.807(D)
26.442 [PB](D)
22.412(D)
31.394(D)
145.61(D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
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
Average34.3332.3222.5620.3628.43117.62
sboardcrazy (21147km):
1039 days ago
6 categories

15 - 25kts SSE Lake George, SA, AU

6.2m M1OD- 80ltre iso - 21.5cm FF ( cutdwon 24)

 then 5.5m Mach 2- 50ltre iso- 18cm FF

Decided to try a downwind hr for the first time. Started a bit early and grovelled up the lake. I didn't get as far up as I'd planned as it was just too patchy.

 Started and ran aground on the first gybe and had to walk out.. Muffed the second ( fatigue starting to set in). Then it started to come in and it was really good . Enjoyed hooning across the lake. Halway it really kicked in and i decided safety was more important then speed ( regret that now) and stopped and changed clew holes. Next run I realised it wasn't on properly so stopped again to fix it.Enjoyed seeing parts of the Lake I haven't seen before.

 Some really big weedbeds in Kevs bay with decent wind. Went for a few runs but couldn't quite score a gust. Down to the spit and had one run but I didn't wait for gust but it was great flatwater.

Pretty buggered by now and hadn't taken much water and no food with me . The wind was picking up and I was in zombie mode a fair way of the trip back. Weird flying along overpowered in chop  on autopilot.

 Certainly given me more confidence now. Wasn't as hard to get back as I thought although I needed food and rest once back. 

 The weedbeds were going off on the way back with big gusts and deadflat..Pity I didn't want to lose any ground upwind..Undecided

Found an island of rosks in Kevs Bay. Also found some submerged rocks in the radius around it. Luckily I was being cautious and had a FF so no damage. 

 Be careful if you're down there and give the area a wide berth..

Lunch . I'd done 75kms so aimed for 100kms. Back out for some speed runs. Should have rigged the 5m as ity was 25kts plus by now but i wanted to try the 5.5m Mach 2 for the first time since I put the right cams on it.

 Went great! Well and truly overcooked at times but no control issues. Couldn't score any wind on tthe weedbeds although plenty out in the middle. Got the 2 sec near the rockgarden which was fun but pretty bumpy.

Arms were hurting and I wasn't enjoying it so I pulled the plug. I'll get distance on a more sedate day.Cool

Heaps out again.

 Chris & Gabe ,Frothie, Pete , Glynn and others from our launch.

Think I'll just go for a little curise tomorrow.. Assuming its not too strong first up..Undecided

 



Andrew Haigh (36396km):
1038 days ago
6 categories

Lake George, SA, AU

20-25 South east

Isonic 90 6.2 North and 34 BP (40 degree) Hour attempt (Some suggested I could do better than yesterday)

Then FF70 6.2m and 17cm, 20cm and 24cm fins



Comments
Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago
U will nail it next time great hr
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

Thanks Maree. I was really hoping for over 20..Undecided I was complacent because all my previous attempts have been close reach /works so I assumed a broader attempt would have plenty of leeway for a quick stop..Dur Yell

dr cam


QLD
Australia
1038 days ago

Big day Sue-glad you made it back -it's a long way downwind & back ...!!! Nice to meet you .CoolSmile

Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

You did 

Tricky Bogan


SA
Australia
1038 days ago

Cracker Hr Andrew PB's are Cool

Dezza


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago
Great stuff lake Mac team, huge pb Andrew two in a row, hope the neighbours in the camping ground are giving you free beer all night
Jetlag


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago
Awesome Andrew. Thatís a top class hr!!!
Stretch


WA
Australia
1038 days ago
Terrific hr 👍
fangy


WA
Australia
1038 days ago

Wow, very nice hour Andrew! Big Congrats Cool

Artur Kowalski


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

Andrew

Great PB once again. Congrats

Matt D


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago
Awesome hour Andy!
Firiebob


WA
Australia
1038 days ago

Ripper hour Andrew Cool

You're going great Sue Cool

Sailquik


VIC
Australia
1038 days ago

Very nice Hr Andrew. Great PB. Not easy to do that today. Cool

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

2 hour pbs in 2 days . great stuff !

George


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

another hr Andrew !

Sue great distance and been everywhere

Sammy the snail


WA
Australia
1038 days ago

Good borchetta of numbers Andrew, grats on the PB Cool

Martin Worling


QLD
Australia
1038 days ago

Smokin. Well done.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

Top hr Andrew! You may not be here long but you're making the most of it..I love the area near the spit. I want to spend more time there but it's not really the spot where I want to be caught out when the wind kicks in another 10kts and I've got to get back.Foot in mouth Just have to pick my day..Smile

conan


NSW
Australia
1038 days ago

Well done  again  Andrew  big  congrats  .

Hugh


NSW
Australia
1037 days ago
Well done mate 👍
Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
1037 days ago
Great hr well done budy.
Steve200


QLD
Australia
1036 days ago

Well done on the Hr AndrewCool

Kempsta


VIC
Australia
1036 days ago

Nice work Andrew see you next time enjoy Tassie!