Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2014-11-01
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
34.62(D)
31.63(D)
11.92(D)
20.89(D)
25.42(D)
35.63(D)
Tibor
33.24(D)
29.73(D)
8.94(D)
21.07(D)
22.37(D)
29.13(D)
Byron Mcilveen
38.4(D)
34.43(D)
17.31(D)
24.25(D)
34.23(D)
54.97(D)
Bruce Healey
32.81(D)
30.1(D)
9.48(D)
19.55(D)
24.24(D)
35.38(D)
Big Tom
19.02(D)
16.45(D)
3.67(D)
8.34(D)
8.3(D)
8.4(D)
Tim Ford
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
nick0
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
Andrew Haigh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
sboardcrazy
Bear
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
Average36.5133.0314.6222.6629.8345.30
James Farley (12595km):
3402 days ago

Primbee, NSW, AU

Hifly 275x55, Mauisails TR8 7.0, Fanatic Weed 28 - Wind NW 15-25 kts

Day 1 - Heat 2 NSW Freerace series

The original plan was for a freerace at Gerroa but that beach only works in a noreaster, so we relocated 30 mins up the highway to Lake Illawarra / Primbee.

Wind came and went a few times but eventually we got a first 1/2 hr freerace in.  A few nice gusts and I had a 32 on the GPS which was pretty sweet.   Primbee is a lot like Budgewoi - pretty shallow but even, so you can sail pretty confident that you wont hit anything apart from grinding your fin after gybes.

After a short break we went out for a second 1/2 hr session.   Some dark clouds were building but looked OK.   About 5 minutes into the session it started pouring, and during one of these squalls I snagged a gust that got me the PB.  Really stoked to get that speed, especially on the 7.0.   The rain squall cleared, but then a second one came through with thunder/lightning just as our 1/2 hr was finished.    Wind died as well so everyone was left walking back hoping the lightning would stay clear.   A little gust came through that gave everyone the chance to plane quickly back to the shore and duck for cover as another storm came through.

Great day and hoping for more wind tomorrow.

 

 



Tibor (17327km):
3402 days ago

Primbee, NSW, AU.      Not a bad day down south. Never perfect but not bad at all. I think everyone was smiling even if tired. Used 6.7 on 75cm and 5.6 on the old noseless sonic.

So happy for James. He did well!



Byron Mcilveen (63120km):
3401 days ago
5 categories

Primbee, NSW, AU GPS race day. TR9 6.6 RS2 with 19cm delta type fin. The CA44 with 21.5cm carbon speed fin.

What a day unreal conditions 4 seasons in one day. Wind rain thunderstorms no wind .

I hate weed fins the deltas type fin does not work for me feels like an anchor and constant spin out. I have even made my own to try and improve on it and it was shit. The sail wanted to go but board did not with that fin.

Grabbed the speed board quickly and had the long run but just as I was bearing away, to wind the gear up I hit a rock and boarded jumped out sideways at 38.5 knots in very shallow water pulled it back in but still managed a decent nautical but could have been way higher. Second run wind really died and I walked 1 km home watching every one come out for round 2 so quickly put 6.6 back on RS2 but changed fin to the speed fin 21.5cm sooo much quicker but a little under done on power but ok wish I had used that for round one. 

The place would be unreal for nautical on the speed board but Budgi is just as good or better for top speed.

I just need a decent fin that will work in the slalom board.

Great to sail with MT and the Illawarra boys thanks and great fun.

Well done MT you smashed us all.

 



Bruce Healey (24051km):
3400 days ago
1 categories

Primbee, NSW, AU

GPS on Sat. We did 2 half hours, wind was nothing (Dean rgging 10m) to huge to nothing to nice so I left the 5.9 & went with the 6.6 for the first  race.  Which meant naturally that the wind howled & it became too strong even to attempt a gybe, just jump in & try to manhandle the sail around  but sometimes even that was too hard. Even Byron said he had enough power, imagine that!  Second race the wind dropped a bit so I went with 5.9 in accordance with my current policy (comfort first). This was more manageable & was when I did the best speeds but then It poured rain so that the drops felt like slicing your face & even my head through the hat & then it was good till it started lightning just as the wind swung requiring 27 tacks to get home. But then it improved, nice sunny weather to prepare for a second downpour which had such strong wind we could only hold the sails & get a shower, nice fresh water, great for the hair, I think it is growing back! But that may also be because of the 3rd downpour as we finished unrigging.

In the first race I hung on & went for it, on the edge, going so fast my eyes blurred (oh hang on, they always do that) but when I went to look at my new PB it was only 30 knots. I thought that if nothing else I might do a good NM as the runs are very long but no go.

So first impressions of Primbee are that it gets good wind, has nice long runs but is, by Peelie standards, rough as guts. We really have it good. Mark Trollope did 40 knots in race 1 so clearly  you can go fast, just not easily. Oh & for the record I overtook Bushfire & had better top speed than Justin, I don't like to boast ( I don't need to remind all my friends of my modesty) but they would be unhappy if I failed to mention they were beaten by a broken down old fart.

Sunday started windy SW, died & came back SE, we had a go but it died & we floated home.

Good weekend away, good night at the fisho, good breakfasts & great to sail somehwere that I had been hoping to try out. Adam & James did a really good job & hopefully the concept will fly.



Big Tom (2445km):
3374 days ago

Marmong Point, NSW, AU



Comments
Gabe


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Nice PB James.Congratulations. A great set of numbers. Looks like the trip down was worth it. Well done.

Larko


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Great 2 sec pb James, good onya!!!!

AJEaster


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago
Nice one James - congrats on the 2sec PB
bushfire


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Well done James - nice PBSmile

Matt D


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Well done James on your 2 sec peak!

Well Done Tibor on your Alpha PB!

Windsurfunstu


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Well done James!

.


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Monsterous speed, well done James, great pb man

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Well done James, that is a great speed especially in an unfamiliar area

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago
Well done James
Cluffy


NSW
Australia
3402 days ago

Congrats on the PB james! I've often said you're a very fast sailor who hasn't had the right spot and conditions yet. It was gusty up here but also blowing a solid 25 to 30 for 5 to 10 minutes at a stretch at times. I was on the 3S with a 5.6 crossover it was bloody awesome.

James Farley


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago
Thanks everyone it was a great day. Nice alpha Tibor!
Chris K


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago

Congrats on the pbs. Still cracking along Tibor.Laughing

sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago

Congrats on the Pb James! Great alpha Tibor. Looks like a great spot.

SeaSkip


VIC
Australia
3401 days ago

Congrats James. Nice sailing.

Byron Mcilveen


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago

Thanks to event organisers for making this happen.

Its great fun sailing in diferent locations with like minded windsurfers that just want to sail and go quick it was a blast.

Bruce Healey


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago

Well done Tibor, you beat me at last. James, you were looking so good in that wild first race, you looked to be cruising.

Andrew Haigh


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago

Incredible Nautical Byron, most people would be happy with that as a 2 sec peak.

Nice Alpha Tibor

Greg Kiskarpati


NSW
Australia
3401 days ago
Huge nautical Byron , well done
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
3400 days ago

Cripes byron I wish I could reach that speed for a 2sec!Undecided great report Bruce..Laughing Thanks for the comparison with Budgy It's interesting to hear from someone who's sailed both.

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
3400 days ago

Byron, congratulations on an absolutely phenomenal nm. As Sue said, I'd be happy to get that for a 2sec!

Mehore


NSW
Australia
3400 days ago
Welldone James and Tibor on your PB's. Byron! Wowzas!!!
philip watts


NSW
Australia
3400 days ago

great meeting everyone at primbee on the weekend, congratulations James and Tibor on their Pb's and a fantastic NM by Byron a lake  Illawarra record  I'd think

MT


NSW
Australia
3400 days ago

Great NM Byron, I'll have to get my speed board firing to get anywhere near that. It was great to sail with everyone that came down, I'm glad we could turn on the wind for one day at least.

JustinL


NSW
Australia
3398 days ago

Nice PB James!!

 

Hello Bruce,

Nice story, wasnt long at all. Congradulations on your speed. However I do feel we might need check your GPS, send it to NASA and make sure its connecting to the same satellities as me. There must be some scientific explanation as to how you with your zimmer frame on land can then do 32.8knots on windsurfer!!

 

Ha Ha only joking. You were awesome on a very testing day.

Astrid


QLD
Australia
3398 days ago

cool PBs guys nice 2 sec James