Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2012-06-22
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Greg Kiskarpati
31.1(D)
28.35(D)
5.2(D)
12.96(D)
10.6(D)
16.1(D)
Bruce Healey
28.66(D)
26.2(D)
10.25(D)
15.99(D)
21.15(D)
19.05(D)
Steve Walsh
36.82(D)
34.54(D)
15.31(D)
21.64(D)
23.43(D)
54.23(D)
Glenn Rumford
29.54(D)
25.64(D)
0(D)
11.7(D)
19.47(D)
15.41(D)
James Farley
26.27(D)
21.97(D)
5.43(D)
13.14(D)
10.2(D)
13.87(D)
Hugh
33.23(D)
30.04(D)
9.59(D)
20.33(D)
21.43(D)
43.73(D)
Byron Mcilveen
32.82(D)
30.21(D)
0(D)
20.99(D)
22.96(D)
5.55(D)
Tim Ford
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Andrew Haigh
adamhatfield
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
sboardcrazy
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
Average35.0332.3812.7821.3223.2048.98
Greg Kiskarpati (19930km):
4264 days ago
3 categories

The Entrance North, NSW, AU         CA/SL 62       Warp 5.8    

Wild day on the water today , where do i start , i was rigging up the wind was getting stronger , was talking to Mick Kay watching the breeze

trying to decide what to put up , ? I heard a massive snap , did not sound good , about 15 mins later i saw Byron wading in the water heading back to shore , He did not look in a good way . went out and helped get his gear back to shore . Mast broken and bottom panel of his sail was shredded , he was limping and his foot started blowing up straight away , I just heard from him !!! Broken foot in 3 places !!!!

Not good mate . I will let him tell how the stack came about .

My stack , first run out hit a sandbank and catapulted , not a good start to the day , was a bit shaken up , kept going , the wind direction was not quite right for this tight channel , had to do about 3 tacks up wind , then you could do a very bumpy and at times 40 knot speed runs , ended up not a bad day , and good to catch up with the marauder crew



Bruce Healey (24051km):
4264 days ago

Canton Beach, NSW, AU

casl 62,  6.6 sail.  very strong NW when I arrived but only got one good run before it dropped & became dodgy



Steve Walsh (4027km):
4264 days ago
3 categories

Marmong Point, Fanatic 89, Maui Sails TR8 6.6m and C3 Sting 32cm fin.

Wind was W/NW gusting from 10 to 38knots.  Very tricky conditions with steep chop, so hard to peg high speeds without sailing on the edge.  Wind came in at one point for about 30min sheeting the water at a solid 35 plus knots. 

Good to catch up and sail with James and Hugh.



Glenn Rumford (10330km):
4264 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

Initially sailed about 200m on 55cm Fanatic Falcon with 5.9 Loft O2 and 32cm F4 D2 fin. NW wind had dropped to 10 knots just before I launched so after the first aborted attempt at a sail I changed boards and stuck 68cm JP Slalom IV with 40cm fin under the rig just so I could have a sail. Was going well until breeze kicked in and blew me off the water. Bloody strong and I couldn't even sheet the 5.9 in...not that it was fully downhauled as that wasn't necessary when I launched. Got nearly 30 knots with that big board, big fin and small sail combo. Most unexpected.



James Farley (12595km):
4263 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

iSonic 97 / Exocet Sting 134, Mauisails TR5 5.5 - Wind WNW 10-25 kts

First sail in June!  Very up and down.  Got there in the middle of a big squall where Steve and Hugh were smoking.  Rigged the 5.5 in anticipation but by the time i got on the water it was back down to 15 kt average with some decent gusts to get planing.  Swapped over to the big board and was more fun not having to slog so much.



Hugh (11029km):
4262 days ago
1 categories

Marmong Point, NSW, AU



Byron Mcilveen (63120km):
4258 days ago
5 categories

The worst day of my windsufing history. The Entrance North, NSW, AU

was on my speed board with 6.6m blowing 35 knots plus "sheeting water" Hit somthing in the water and board jumped out of the water and side ways. was just starting bear away and wind it up was doing 32.5 knots to zero instantly. went through my sail and mast and broke 3 bones in my right foot.

At the time I knew I had damage to my foot by I thought it was just ligamints. Iced foot for an hour then drove to hospital one foot on accelerator other on the brake. got the bad news.Nice to see Michale Lancy another very good windsurfer in the hospital working in the x ray department.

I am on crutches for at least 4 weeks and in a boot for at least 6 weeks. Not happy at all. I have been windsurfing since 1985 and have been lucky not sustaining injuries untill now. life is hard on crutches.

Thanks to Greg and the guys for packing up my gear and puting it in my trailer as I was not walking very well.

 



Comments
.


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

hey greg, nice one man, great pb, you were looking fast out there, well done

Mehore


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Good Onya Greg, Congrats for the PB mate welldone, f@$%kn intense sesh!! Rest up Byron get well quick! Must of been a big clump of weed mate. Maybe tomoz Greg

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Thanks Mick and Milsy , very intense session , was ballistic for a while there . hopefully again tomorrow !!!!!

bushfire


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Sorry to hear about your stack and injury ByronFrown. Get better quick!

Bruce Healey


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Could be worse Byron, could have done it in summer.  Get well & earn lots of credit for summer sailing. Did you hit the bottom or weed?

Mark Hampton


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Great  PB Greg!!!

Karl


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Onya Greg,

 

Sounds like a day of extreme sailing.

 

 

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago
Good work Steve !!!! Awesome speed
bushfire


NSW
Australia
4264 days ago

Great 2 sec speed SteveSmile.

James Farley


NSW
Australia
4263 days ago

Well done on the PB greg.  And Steve, very close to your PB from Sandy Point a few years ago!

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
4262 days ago

Well done Hugh with the PB

Astrid


QLD
Australia
4258 days ago

Byron ouch!  Hope you have a good recovery. I was in a boot for 10 weeks after hitting a sandbank at about 27 knots and broke by talus bone in left ankle, that was bad enough but yours sound like a much bigger crash!  

Jman


VIC
Australia
4258 days ago

Thats bad news Byron, hope you make a speedy recovery, sounds like it might be similar to Juergen's foot injury.

 

Karl


NSW
Australia
4258 days ago

Best wishes with the recovery. Hopefully you will be fully recovered by the time summer comes around.

 

Anti-KGB


VIC
Australia
4258 days ago

ONE MORE RUN!!! Could have been a kite board! Always one too many! Hope you did not loose you GPS! Also hope You are OK for Sandy Point pilgrimage in November!

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
4258 days ago

Sorry to hear about the injuries Byron - get well soon!

JAK


VIC
Australia
4258 days ago

Byron, I know what you're going through, sorry to hear about your injury. I have just started walking again after 2 operations, several months in plaster and boot. Happened mid February got stuck in the backstrap stacking it in the bay. Similar injury, most of the mid foot broken, 2 nd metatarsal crashed at the base. The worst bit a torn ligament called 'Lisfranc'. Without knowing too much of your injury, the Lisfranc injury is a very common windsurfing injury and often undetected as you can't see it on xrays, only CT scans. Perhaps get it checked with an orthopedic surgeon it's a real pain to correct this later. Good luck and speedy recovery mate. Hope to see you at Sandy Point and that you have a speedy recovery. 

Mark Jordan


NSW
Australia
4257 days ago

what a bugger byron was hoping to catch up at the gong , maybe later in the year , get well soon

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
4257 days ago

Bad luck Byron, makes me cringe just thinking about it, i can feel my past ankle injuries twinge in sympathy.

Get well soon

bushfire


NSW
Australia
4257 days ago

Rotten luck Byron. Get better for the racing seasonSmile.

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
4239 days ago

Thanks for the kind words. I am still on crutches for another 3 weeks and in a boot for another 5. It is healing well and feels ok. We will be coming back to Sandy point we have 6 confirmed people just have to weight untill we see the racing programe before we can confirm the dates, but hoping for the normal time period.

lao shi


WA
Australia
4239 days ago

Well done on the Pbs, Greg and Hugh!Cool

Bugger about the crash, Byron! Hope you heal fast.

JAK


VIC
Australia
4237 days ago

Good to hear you're on the way to recovery Byron and will be great catching up with you guys again in SP. Hang in there mate!