Lake Macquarie (NSW, Australia) - 2022-02-18
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Bruce Healey
32.598(D)
29.324(D)
18.918(D)
20.276(D)
25.123(D)
36.339(D)
sboardcrazy
31.287(D)
28.558(D)
18.152(D)
20.12(D)
22.598(D)
153.36 [PB](D)
Tim Ford
James Farley
Greg Kiskarpati
Mick Saunders
GeoffS
Big Tom
nick0
Byron Mcilveen
Ian Wright
John Pearce
rus13b
Glenn Rumford
Steve Walsh
Andrew Haigh
adamhatfield
Hugh
Ben Turner
Murray Towndrow
Cluffy
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
Average31.9428.9418.5420.2023.8694.85
Bruce Healey (24088km):
850 days ago

Lake George, SA, AU

NICE DAY SAILING WITH BIG GEAR, casl109, 7M, 21 FIN.  sHAME i ONLY GOT THE ARVO SESSION AS I forgot the maachine in the morning session. SLOW BUT FUN.



sboardcrazy (24551km):
849 days ago

10-19kts then 15-20kts S Cockies Lake George, SA, AU

7m M2OD- RS4 ( 112ltres)-24cm FF

7m - RS2 ( 90ltres)- 21.5cm FF ( cutdown 24)

RS4 again

Well I didn't intend to do distance..I had a bit of an idea I'd go out early and have fun and try to get some kms over the day but the am was miserable. Cockie and Dizzy were out and they'd get an occasionalt spurt but then float around. It was 15 degrees with rain showers so I read and chatted.

The wind filled in around middayish so I rigged the 12-18kts sail on the big board for the lulls and decided to do an hr. It was a stupid idea as we were becalmed at times on the other side plus bogged down in the weedbeds after a gybe. Still I persevered .I could have stayed out longer to get a better hr but I'd had enough ( 17.8?)..

Something to eat...I've got to give credit to the massive rich artery clogging  malteser choc slice that I devoured to keep me going..Laughing I can climb everest after choc ( at least for an hr before it dumps me..)

I'd been pretty powered with the big board so thought I'd try the 90. Terrific! Great sailing.

Only small wavelets and flat weedbeds if you were powered up enough. The Fangy has a thick fillet so it wouuld be great to get more wind and try a thinner fin.

Gybes are going well and it was fun. They always talk about the rig going light in a gybe. Although I do tons of planing gybes I'd never experienced it .A few days ago was the first time.. Ah this is what they mean!

I went flying into one gybe today oversheeted and started to let the sail open out but the foot hit the water and I stacked it..First time that's happened?? Any suggestions? I was leaning into the turn .

I'm trying to practise rough water technique so I can try and continue on Lake macqaurie. Oversheet . stay low , pull down into the boom etc..

It didn't happen again.

I'd done about 60kms so I decided I'd try for 100kms ( or a bit more to make sure  I got it ) It started to get a bit patchy so I trudged in and got the big board again.

Got to 105kms and thought ' well my Pb is 140kms and I'm never going to have a better day to try." Flat with a solid 15-20kts..Tongue out

 Kept going and decided to try for 150kms. The lake had glassed off by now and it was really beautiful and easy sailing although my arms and shoulders were aching.

It's got to be easy sailing as other than the gybe incident I didn't fall in till about 140kms when the wind started playing silly buggers.

I could have stayed out longer but I was the only one on the water and I figured for safety I better stop. 5hrs .50 sailing

 Cripes if I could do that sort of kms everyday I'd get it together.

My last PB of 140kms was hard work! I was overpowered , hanging on all day , short runs in 6" chop constantly changing down rigs and boards.It took 8hrs.. This was still hardwork but a much better day.

Takeaway night...zzzz

 

 

 



Comments
Dizzy


QLD
Australia
850 days ago
Fantastic congratulations Sue
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
850 days ago

Thanks Dizzy. It was nice to have you and Cockie for company on the water.

Cocky


QLD
Australia
850 days ago
Great going Sue. You were the last on the water today.
Drifter


QLD
Australia
850 days ago

Big effort Sue, well done

Windxtasy


WA
Australia
850 days ago

Sue, I thought you said you weren't going for distance. Couldn't help yourself could you?

Anyway, huge effort and congratulations. Nice hour and alpha too.

waricle


WA
Australia
850 days ago
Excellent Sue😎
Matt D


NSW
Australia
850 days ago

Awesome Sue! Congrats on your distance PB Cool

Haggar


QLD
Australia
850 days ago

well done Sue congrats !

Dezza


VIC
Australia
849 days ago
Big day Sue, congrats on the PB
Dave Morehead


TAS
Australia
849 days ago

Well done Sue, fantastic effort with that distance PB!  

Barbie


VIC
Australia
849 days ago

Go Sue! Congrats on your distance

Peter Johnston


VIC
Australia
849 days ago

Yay Sue!! Well done!

Maree Jordan


NSW
Australia
849 days ago
Congrats Sue great distance
sboardcrazy


NSW
Australia
849 days ago

Thanks everyone. I hadn't intended for distance. Anyhow blurb later..Laughing

 

cookie


TAS
Australia
849 days ago

Well sailed Sue, congrats on the Pb