Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2013-12-14
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
James Farley
30.41(D)
28.87(D)
17.91(D)
20.91(D)
23.85(D)
45.69(D)
adamhatfield
21.79(D)
19.37(D)
0(D)
10.48(D)
14.13(D)
11.26(D)
sboardcrazy
27.92(D)
25.98(D)
11.24(D)
19.11(D)
19.91(D)
36.78(D)
Ian Wright
28.07(D)
26.24(D)
10.12(D)
17.1(D)
21.51(D)
35.71(D)
Glenn Rumford
27.43(D)
26.24(D)
14.96(D)
19.63(D)
23.45(D)
41.96(D)
Bear
27.64(D)
25.85(D)
9.5(D)
17.4 [PB](D)
20.92 [PB](D)
23.21(D)
GeoffS
25.75(D)
23.53(D)
9.13(D)
11.64(D)
16.68(D)
26.46(D)
Mick Saunders
25.44(D)
24.08(D)
8.65(D)
15.47(D)
20.84(D)
24.96(D)
Big Tom
24.13(D)
21.8(D)
7.74(D)
10.76(D)
15.52(D)
27.66(D)
Tim Ford
Greg Kiskarpati
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
John Pearce
rus13b
Steve Walsh
Andrew Haigh
Hugh
Bruce Healey
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
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
Average29.2427.5616.4420.2723.6543.83
James Farley (12595km):
3732 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

Exocet RS4 111, Mauisails TR8 7.6, Select SL9 43 - Wind S 15-20 kts

Beautiful sunny southerly at Marmong.  Always great to get a 30, a sweet alpha, and sail with lots of mates.  Thanks to my lovely wife for the leave pass, even though it meant she had to drag two kids through the local farmers market Innocent



adamhatfield (2074km):
3732 days ago

Really great sail perfectly powered on a 100l JP freestyle 6.2 Atlas went for fun not speed today and had a great time. Wind picked up at 3 and I didn't have time to change down so cut it a little short. Great to get out 2 days in a row, been a long time. 

 

Marmong Point, NSW, AU



sboardcrazy (24033km):
3732 days ago

20- 25kts SSW - S Canton Beach, NSW, AU - 78ltre Tabou Pocket wave , 4.8m Sailworks Hucker + 23cm Makani weedie

Good sail! Chop 6" at times but there was a flat 100m + spot you could bear away in.  I can generally correct the board now when it does it's diagonal thingy as I bear off.I just weight the front foot more and it comes good 90% of the time. A few ok gybes. GPS said 28.1kts.

 Rig came undone from the board after a gybe once .Luckily I was near the shore so I went ashore and fixed it. Lucky it happened at Canton and not Coal or Valentine as then it would have been a real drama.

Ray , Pete , Pugsly ,Frothie ( met 1st time) Bill and Moby. Mick turned up later. At one time it was only Moby & I out. Must be Xmas as it was a great wind + angle  so I expected the place to be crowded.

Pugsly has pursuaded me to upgrade the 95ltre to something a bit faster - just got to find a RS slalom for the right price now! ( + have a go on his next time). Bearing away better lately.

 I can't often get a sail at the weekend but my partner was going crewing on a yacht so I got to sailboard   Tongue out



Ian Wright (15735km):
3732 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU.

Futura 122 P7 ac06.6.Some good sailing today with 10+ out at Marmong.Some on Formula boards.

Nice southerly of varying strength15-20+ knots



Glenn Rumford (10330km):
3732 days ago
1 categories

Marmong Point, NSW, AU



Bear (192km):
3731 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU



GeoffS (7733km):
3731 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

Exocet 105 Gaastra GTR 7.0

First real sail on the 105 litre. At 67 wide a big come down from a 100 formula board.

Went OK till the wind picked up and a 6 would have been better but had coffee and bickies instead. Good move as the wind dropped right off.

Half an hour and it was back so went out again but didnt last long.

Dont know how Tibor Bruce Barry Cluffy and Nick sailed formula. Some of the waves looked like they had come all the way from Hawaii.

Good to see a good turn out of guys on short boards too.



Mick Saunders (11476km):
3731 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

Back on the water after weeks off from injuries ie,knee strain and leg infection from last catapult. My lucky day 

yesterday as i picked rig up to enter the water, the uni tendon broke. Wow. What a great reminder to do an auto 

replacement of these things every year.. or two.!! SSW 15-20+.Tibor, Bruce,Nick Baz and Lyndon went out on formula gear.

Great practise without the fun element.. and the water was rough. 

mistral screamer,sailworks 7.1,340 pointer.



Big Tom (2445km):
3731 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU

JP xcite 145, 7.5 retro S 20kts



Comments
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3732 days ago

Sounds like everyone had a good time!

James Farley


NSW
Australia
3732 days ago

yep great day! instead of replacing the rocket you should buy a speed board to replace the wave board

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3732 days ago

Mm yes but what about when I need to sail in over 23kts on the lake ? The speed board would be a nightmare in the chop wouldn't it? How chop and gybe friendly are the 90ltre Rs slaloms? Wish I'd bought Byrons when it was around..Cry

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
3731 days ago

Sue,

A 90 lt RS Slalom would be too big for you on the big days. I am happy on my Naish 95 in anything over 16 kts. Yesterday off Coalie the chop was terrible but the Slalom board with a small fin handles it just fine. It may not be super comfortable but it is stable and predicatable.

I swapped to my B&J board for a few runs yesterday and I felt like I was sailing in syrup.

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3731 days ago

Suppose I'll just have to try a few. I was thinking I don't really want to give up the comfort of the Rocket.

 The Xcross is hasher in chop than the rocket although no control issues.Its not that important as I use it in 5 - 18kts gusty stuff and generally the chop isn't that bad but whatever 90ltre odd I get will be out in bigger chop so comfort will be an issue.Next time it's suitable at peel st or Canton I'll have to see how I go with the 6.6m and the 95 or the 6m with the 78 to extend their usable wind range.