Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2018-03-14
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
sboardcrazy
19.934(D)
18.68(D)
10.718(D)
14.424(D)
15.431(D)
23.773(D)
Andrew Haigh
24.667(D)
19.138(D)
7.055(D)
13.986(D)
18.355(D)
37.631(D)
Tibor
0(D)
18.598(D)
8.774(D)
6.066(D)
13.89(D)
16.492(D)
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
Big Tom
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Bruce Healey
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
Bear
Nige Watts
Timbotto
Belly25
mick13B
Woody
katelyn
Brent Hopkins
Average22.3018.919.7514.2116.8930.70
sboardcrazy (11430km):
75 days ago

patchy 5-15kts E Belmont Bay (Slipways), NSW, AU

 7.5m Severne Gt turbo- RS4 - 38 makani weedy

Not as good as other recent sessions.You can see how patchy it was by my wobbly tracks..Smile The few good gusts I got often had me spinning out..That fin worked great in my 115ltre freemove with it's pintail but I think I need a larger one for the bulkier RS4.Frown

I felt like I spent all my time just trying to stay above my starting point.This got pretty boring and when the yacht race started I called it a day.

 I was jealous of Lyd's and Jeff disappearing downwind without a care..Undecided

 I'll have to research a better fin that I can trust to not spinout and that will get me upwind better..Oh well I cracked 11,00kms..Smile

 Lyd's , Jeff and another guy..

 

 

 



Andrew Haigh (19711km):
75 days ago
3 categories

Coal Point, NSW, AU NE 15-18 kts

Caveman 75, 7.0 then 6.6 then 5.0, Pink fin

Finally some proper wind. Started on 7.0 but way overpowered, changed down to old 6.6 retro, but by this stage that was already too much. Next smallest non race sail was a 5.0 wave sail. Thought this would be too small, but it turned out to be spot on.

Great sess, at last I was able to cruise around the lake and pop it up on the foil whenever I wanted. Fun bouncing along the tops of the waves with quiet a few extended flights. The small sail was just so easy to move around it made controlling the foil so much easier. This is the first session I actually enjoyed.

Had a quick blast on Hughs new custom CA and 7.8 sail which of course gave me the top speeds

Foil speeds

2 Sec 18.447

NM 13.972



Tibor (9404km):
74 days ago

Budgewoi Lake, NSW, AU

A not too bad arvo at peel st Foiling with Mike Osborne. nowdays a lot of experimenting still of course with different boards for the foils. We already know that ther wider the board the easier it is to foil on. Also the bigger boards can take larger sails ifyou need it.A lo/t more tolearn but l am enjoying the learning curve!



Comments
Boston


NSW
Australia
75 days ago

I use a Vmax1 37cm in my RS4  it works well with 7.0/7.8  If this helps 

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
74 days ago

Sounds like you'v got the bug Andrew! Is that a weedy Jeff?

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
74 days ago

Jeff was on a Select Vmax pointer fin. It is what everybody seems to use in Exocet boards (Byron, Hugh, Me) Byron tends to use a 39 in his RS4, I prefer the 41 in my CA70 which is a little wider. The curretnt model is a Vmax 4, but they are all much the same.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
74 days ago

Thanks but they aren't weedies ..Frown I  have a 39cm C3 sting which 8s great when there is no weed but that seems rare in the lake these days..

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
74 days ago

I might suss out the BP40weedspeeds..I assume they'd have enough rake to shed floating sea grass..?

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
74 days ago
Glad Andrew u had fun on the foil great photo