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Foil demo day

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Created by Marty1970 2 months ago, 13 Jan 2019
Marty1970
NSW, 113 posts
13 Jan 2019 11:51AM
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Huuuuge thanks to Wind Surf 'n' Snow (Sam and Rob) for the foil demo day specially after Thursday's horrible news. Shame the wind wasn't better, maybe next time!!!.
Here are some pics of the day





























ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
13 Jan 2019 12:28PM
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Yep was a great day. Once again Windsurfnsnow steps after what was a shocking last couple of days. Great to see a big smile on Sams dial.








































KA643
NSW, 36 posts
13 Jan 2019 1:42PM
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Yeah big thanks to Sam and WindSurfnSnow for running the demo after the horror week they have had.
Congrats to quite a few who had their first flights. The Naish Hover 142 and WS1 foil with a Lift 6.4 sail was foiling in the hands of first time foilers - here is the Long Reef anemometer data for the period we were on the water (yes there may have been stronger gusts on the Lake). But it gives you an idea of the light wind sailing applications.




KA643
NSW, 36 posts
13 Jan 2019 1:48PM
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Some more photos








segler
58 posts
17 Jan 2019 5:15AM
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The photo with the LP strut looks like a Starboard Race fuselage. Looks like somebody has done some nice mod work.

Since I live in the northern hemisphere, I need to ask, what lake is this?

Thanks

powersloshin
NSW, 980 posts
17 Jan 2019 8:35AM
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segler said..

Since I live in the northern hemisphere, I need to ask, what lake is this?



www.google.com/maps/place/Narrabeen+Lagoon/@-33.7127955,151.2713311,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b0d55050707e34b:0x2a017d6844bcbd70!8m2!3d-33.7124794!4d151.2845728

AUS169
NSW, 32 posts
17 Jan 2019 8:43AM
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segler said..
The photo with the LP strut looks like a Starboard Race fuselage. Looks like somebody has done some nice mod work.

Since I live in the northern hemisphere, I need to ask, what lake is this?

Thanks


No modifications off the shelf carbon foil, has wing covers on.

www.lpfoils.com/windfoil

segler
58 posts
17 Jan 2019 8:18AM
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Thanks, you're right about the LP. I think the photo was not clear enough. At least for my old eyes.

I have the LP, too, and should have been able to recognize the one in the photo.

Since I am shivering under freezing fog in eastern Washington state right now, it is great to follow all you Australian guys during your summer.

By the way, if you want a strut cover for the LP, contact Sailworks in Hood River. They make them for US$60.

ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
17 Jan 2019 7:15PM
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Good to hear Segler. Bit warm today, 32 degrees Celsius at the beach and around 41 out west.
It was a fun day and a great community last Saturday.

BenKirk
NSW, 572 posts
18 Jan 2019 11:36AM
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Are you going to do another Demo day?. I missed this one!

KA643
NSW, 36 posts
18 Jan 2019 9:58PM
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BenKirk said..
Are you going to do another Demo day?. I missed this one!


Hi Ben,
yes it's likely. Sam and WindSurfnSnow are keen to do it again.
Keep an eye on their WSNS FaceBook page for announcements.
This weekend doesn't look suitable - but possibly the following one if the forecast looks like a reasonable NE.
regards
RobJ

BenKirk
NSW, 572 posts
18 Jan 2019 10:17PM
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Thanks Rob. Didn't know you'd got in to foiling.

KA643
NSW, 36 posts
20 Jan 2019 6:53AM
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Yes Ben, Ive been foiling about a year. Frustrated with the lack of wavesailable NorEasters at Longy these days and lack of time on the water. I bought the Naish Hover 122 and windsurf foil and simply put my wave sails straight on that. Ive had a really good experience on it as a light wind setup. Ive foiled a lot of NEasters at Narrabeen Lake (with a really great regular crew of sailors there) and have started to foil in the ocean now a bit too. When the wind picks up I go wavesailing. RJ






ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
20 Jan 2019 9:27AM
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This coming Saturday looks the goods Rob. Slowly building NE all day. Now lets see what Huey does!!

Dezza
NSW, 617 posts
20 Jan 2019 2:00PM
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That last pic, is that a baby hammerhead ?

ka43
NSW, 2800 posts
20 Jan 2019 6:38PM
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Yeah Dezza, off Collaroy not Lake Dangerous. They are out there
Although who knows whats in LD

KA643
NSW, 36 posts
25 Jan 2019 8:36PM
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Dezza said..
That last pic, is that a baby hammerhead ?


yep as Larko said a small hammerhead off Collaroy/Narrabeen not in the lake. A group of 4 just cruising north outside the break wanted to look at the foil I think. I suspect there are only bull sharks in the Lake (... he says mostly joking)

peterowensbabs
NSW, 110 posts
28 Jan 2019 3:25AM
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KA643 said..
Yes Ben, Ive been foiling about a year. Frustrated with the lack of wavesailable NorEasters at Longy these days and lack of time on the water. I bought the Naish Hover 122 and windsurf foil and simply put my wave sails straight on that. Ive had a really good experience on it as a light wind setup. Ive foiled a lot of NEasters at Narrabeen Lake (with a really great regular crew of sailors there) and have started to foil in the ocean now a bit too. When the wind picks up I go wavesailing. RJ







Was the hammer head on the lake or ocean?

berowne
NSW, 242 posts
8 Feb 2019 3:59PM
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Dezza said..
That last pic, is that a baby hammerhead ?


No, it's a new bread of "Foil-Shark" !

KA643
NSW, 36 posts
15 Feb 2019 10:58AM
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Peterowensbabs - the hammerhead was in a group of 4 cruising off Collaroy/Narrabeen beach. Definitely the ocean NOT the lake.
RJ



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