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Lake Macquarie Wally and Longboard Windsurfing

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Created by albymongrel 4 months ago, 7 May 2018
albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
7 May 2018 8:35PM
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Hey all
I'm looking for anyone interested in social windsurfing of Longboards on Lake Macquarie.

it would be good to get a few windsurfers together for a fun afternoon of sailing once a week.

it doesn't need to be competitive, just fun. I'm happy to sail in anything for 3 knots to 30!

thats the beauty of longboards. Hey if it's windy, slalom ok.

if you want to race we can do it formally at Marmong Point Sailing Club either every week or once a month.

i live at Marks Point but happy to sail anywhere. The channel and sailing round the sand islands is a fun sail and challenging dodging the shallow bits, sandy bottom everywhere and clean clear water!

i have the new Wally Windsurfer LT which is a terrific board to sail and so much easier than the old wallys. I also have a few mistral competitions and an F2 Lightning and a few slaloms so ready for anything and happy to loan a board to anyone interested in getting involved again.

wanting to keep it simple, cheap and fun. Not interested in an arms race for the most expensive kit but by all means bring it along for us poor people to check out!

also interested in traveling to Gosford regularly to sail with those guys.

it is great to check out some different sailing spots and check out some of the other clubs around and meet like minded windsurfers.

my email is alhaynes@me.com
phone 0438336495

hope we can get this sport growing again in Lake Macquarie, home of numerous world windsurfing champions!

the largest saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere needs more windsurfers on the water so drag out and dust off the old board, spares are easily available and swapped, old boards are cheap as and the new Windsurfer LT COMPLETE WITH RIG $1999 for those interested in racing - everyone welcome and novice class available for those new to the sport. You don't need to be. A champion you don't need to be super fit, anyone from 5 to 90 can windsurf.

it doesn't have to be about high performance, just fun and cruisin'

cheers, Al

AUS817
NSW, 201 posts
9 May 2018 10:39PM
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Good luck mate, there must be plenty of old boards around the Lake in garages and sheds. Hopefully you can entice a few more Lake Macquarie locals back to the Windsurfing revolution!

The Gosford crew will have to make the journey to Lake Macquarie to return the support. As you say it's always nice to check out some new locations.

BarryFawkes
NSW, 134 posts
10 May 2018 6:20PM
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You are always welcome at marmong we have social sailors as well as racers we also have handicap starts occasionally

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
10 May 2018 9:03PM
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Hi Barry,
thanks for the invite
yes I'm trying to get a few Wally sailors together so I'm not the only one against all you fillers and formula guys!

im looking at getting windsurfer class racers and social riders together on a regular basis say racers on Saturday and socials on Sunday or both and even doing interclub challenges with some travel to other clubs and visits up here as well.

also thinking ahead on how we can get a nationals on the lake and open to suggestions but not sure Marmong is the best place to host something that big.

regardless, it's good to get as many windsurfers together as possible and maybe a few of the Marmong guys will get into the new LT as a good allrounder board that is so affordable and a back to basics fun board.

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
10 May 2018 9:19PM
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Great to hear from Steve and Tony who are keen to get involved! Tony has an LT on order so that will be three on the lake soon By Summer we should have a fleet, old and new wallys or other longboards welcome in fact anyone welcome, if you can't windsurf we can teach you and even loan you some gear.

if interested, just message or call me so I have your email and phone number and we can keep in contact.

at this stage I will be sailing Sunday morning either around the channel or off the end of swansea caravan park either on an original Wally or a slalom board or both

cheers
Al Haynes
0438336495

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
10 May 2018 9:52PM
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AUS817 said..
Good luck mate, there must be plenty of old boards around the Lake in garages and sheds. Hopefully you can entice a few more Lake Macquarie locals back to the Windsurfing revolution!

The Gosford crew will have to make the journey to Lake Macquarie to return the support. As you say it's always nice to check out some new locations.


Thanks John,

looking forward to learning from you and appreciate you guys welcoming me down at Gosford. Will always have a certain loyalty to the Lake but look forward to sailing at as many locations as possible over the next year. Gosford sailors always welcome up here in God's country and being part of the Windsurfing Revolution! Would be fantastic to get some big races happening at Gosford and the Lake. Both offer plenty of opportunities for a marathon race!

How does A Start at Coon Island Point (at end of caravan park) to go round Pulbah Island back to Elizabeth Island Down swansea Channel, round a nav marker near the airport and back to the caravan park - that would be an awesome race! Doable in a variety of wind directions as well!

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
19 May 2018 11:45PM
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I found a few admirers of the new Wally LT as a SUP today and all three had a successful first sail on a Windsurfer as well!









albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
2 Jun 2018 11:52AM
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Anyone sailing today.?

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
2 Jun 2018 11:52AM
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Anyone sailing today.?

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
17 Jun 2018 9:44AM
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Heading out for a sail on the lake today, nor westerly so will be somewhere between swansea and Bolton point on windsurfer anyone going for a spin?

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
19 Jun 2018 2:06PM
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Hey guys, I'm keen for a sail any day this week, I have some time on my hands so Ready to brave the wind n rain - Central Coast or Lake Macquarie...
May be heading to Erina to pick up a steamer I've ordered over next few days

i have the LT and an old Wally if you need a board and rig to get on water

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
26 Aug 2018 6:48PM
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This Monday looks to be a great day for windsurfing. I'm going out from Coon Island at Swansea Channel and keen for anyone to join in on the fun.

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
14 Sep 2018 2:14PM
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Hey check out the events tab in seabreeze! We have a Windsurfer Class 1 day (Sunday) event coming up mid November at Marmong Point Windsurfing Club. Also Raceboards sailing there as well - 2 days.

albymongrel
NSW, 114 posts
14 Sep 2018 2:23PM
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Also, coming up later this month are the NSW youth Sailing CHAMPIONSHIPS at Sunshine.
at the moment there are 16 Youth Sailboard competitors on BIC Technos and heaps of ather sailing craft... Get the kids out on the lake this Spring and summer!


Enjoy the Sunshine!

for the adults, Windsurfer Class and raceboard class at Gosford sailing club same weekend

Donk
NSW, 368 posts
16 Sep 2018 8:13PM
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albymongrel said..
Also, coming up later this month are the NSW youth Sailing CHAMPIONSHIPS at Sunshine.
at the moment there are 16 Youth Sailboard competitors on BIC Technos and heaps of ather sailing craft... Get the kids out on the lake this Spring and summer!


Enjoy the Sunshine!

for the adults, Windsurfer Class and raceboard class at Gosford sailing club same weekend


The place where it all started for me??



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