Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2021-06-09
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
22.306(D)
20.656(D)
4.63(D)
11.888(D)
10.666(D)
15.138(D)
Andrew Haigh
20.351(D)
19.396(D)
8.443(D)
15.833(D)
15.773(D)
28.968(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
Lyds
Bostonfoil
Ant-man
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Chopper
Brent Hopkins
Craig Forbes
Leanne Rumford
Average21.3320.036.5413.8613.2222.05
sboardcrazy (20730km):
11 days ago

 

Patchy 3 - 24kts NNW- NW Wippi reserve Coal Point, NSW, AU

Sailed 11-1pm with rig change

7.5m turbo- Windtech64 ( 112ltres) - 32WT weedy

 then 5.7m Gator - WT64 - 32

 3-4-5mm + rashie , helmet - gloves , booties then later windjacket over the top and a neoprene hood. The latter combo kept me toasty even waterstarting..Cool

Cold. Hardwork. Pretty patchy from trying to balance and cope with windshifts in 3kts to hanging on with the big sail in 20kt plus..

It started to get some 20kt plus patches and I was holding the big sail but it wasn't much fun and getting dicey so I rerigged the 5.7m. The 7m turbo would have been better.

The 5.7 was great in the strong stuff but that was only 10% of the time and the rest I just slogged. It was also harder to handle in the veering gusty wind.

 Back out at the end with the big sail but it was mainly 3-12kts with the occasional 15-20kts. I was getting pretty cold so I called it quits.

 Of course it came in really nicely and pretty consistent after I finished..Undecided

 Andrew worked his way up and kept me company for a while. Not a bad place to launch in that direction. I'll keep it in mind for other days.

At it's best..

As I left

It was pretty good. The chop was only about 30cm max. It's a pity the wind wasn't more consistent when we were out.



Andrew Haigh (34848km):
11 days ago

Coal Point, NSW, AU. NW 0-20 kts

Stingray, Whisperer and 5.5m

The cold weather had me thinking twice about heading out. But it wasn't the cold that was the problem, the wind was patchy and super gusty.

Fun for a while, but you don't need long sessions on days like these. Just me and Sue.



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