Forums > Windsurfing   New South Wales

Lake Macquarie Wally and Longboard Windsurfing

Reply
Created by albymongrel 9 months ago, 7 May 2018
albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
7 May 2018 8:35PM
Thumbs Up

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, 259 posts
9 May 2018 10:39PM
Thumbs Up

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, 140 posts
10 May 2018 6:20PM
Thumbs Up

You are always welcome at marmong we have social sailors as well as racers we also have handicap starts occasionally

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
10 May 2018 9:03PM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
10 May 2018 9:19PM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
10 May 2018 9:52PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
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, 151 posts
19 May 2018 11:45PM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
2 Jun 2018 11:52AM
Thumbs Up

Anyone sailing today.?

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
2 Jun 2018 11:52AM
Thumbs Up

Anyone sailing today.?

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
17 Jun 2018 9:44AM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
19 Jun 2018 2:06PM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
26 Aug 2018 6:48PM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
14 Sep 2018 2:14PM
Thumbs Up

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, 151 posts
14 Sep 2018 2:23PM
Thumbs Up

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, 379 posts
16 Sep 2018 8:13PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
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??

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
15 Nov 2018 6:50AM
Thumbs Up

A big weekend for windsurfing at Marmong Point this weekend!
Raceboard State Titles on all weekend.
Windsurfer Class Racing all day Sunday!

get out and enjoy windsurfing on Lake Macquarie!

if you like, just come and watch the action, some top class racers will be there and good numbers expected!

alpharitto
11 posts
8 Dec 2018 3:20AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote





albymongrel said..
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'
notepad.software/ downloader.vip/malwarebytes/ filezilla.software/
cheers, Al






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.



Quote



fouad2000
2 posts
14 Dec 2018 11:12PM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
albymongrel said.. videoder.pro/ tubemate.onl/ snaptube.vip/
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.



Hi everybody. I just arrived in the area. I'm from the Netherlands and my family and I are in the emigration process. So hopefully we will stay here for a long time. We're looking for a house, schools for our kids from 9 and 12 years old and I'm looking for windsurf mates! So I'm glad to hear that there are windsurfers around. Perhaps we can make a WhatsApp group? Robert.

Cluffy
NSW, 342 posts
15 Dec 2018 4:51AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
fouad2000 said..

albymongrel said..
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.



Hi everybody. I just arrived in the area. I'm from the Netherlands and my family and I are in the emigration process. So hopefully we will stay here for a long time. We're looking for a house, schools for our kids from 9 and 12 years old and I'm looking for windsurf mates! So I'm glad to hear that there are windsurfers around. Perhaps we can make a WhatsApp group? Robert.


Welcome! will you be sailing in the Lake Macquarie area? These guys will look after you www.facebook.com/windsurfingmarmongpoint/ they have been a bit quiet lately but things should pick up again soon. Lake Macquarie can be very busy on weekends but if you get out during the week sometimes you can have the lake to yourself. It's not as windy as the netherlands but it's a very safe waterway although I strongly recommend wearing booties on your feet .

Dave Sorensen and the boys at www.facebook.com/KiteAndSup/ will look after you for local gear supplies. Sam and Chris at windsurfnsnow.com.au/site/ have a lot of nice boards in stock at the moment and Remi at www.thewindsurfingshed.com.au/ will look after you very well.

If you don't mind driving for an hour or 2 the natural paradise of Port Stevens is just to the north. It will make your jaw drop with how beautiful it is. Port Stevens is the start of the northern rivers region which is full of deserted beaches with 4wd access to a lot of them. Some of it is developed but there are lots of quiet spots waiting to be discovered.

If you like to go fast check out Budgiewoi to the south of lake macquarie. The water is among the flatest in the world but a delta fin is mandatory. Pay close attention to what the locals are doing at Budgiewoi so you don't have an accident.

327585
NSW, 65 posts
15 Dec 2018 1:16PM
Thumbs Up




Hi Everyone

At present the cost to enter the Windsurfer Nationals at Toronto (Lake Macquarie) NSW on 23 to 27 January increases by $50 after December 21, so everyone is encouraged to enter ASAP.

As of mid day 15 January there are 39 entrants already and we are hoping for lots more.

Time is ticking. Join in the action. NOR and online entry here:
www.regattatoolbox.com/eventDetails?eventID=w1FzSSZMiy

327585
NSW, 65 posts
19 Dec 2018 2:38PM
Thumbs Up




327585
NSW, 65 posts
19 Dec 2018 2:40PM
Thumbs Up






327585
NSW, 65 posts
29 Dec 2018 7:24AM
Thumbs Up

Good morning all,

Another Saturday is almost upon us, and I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

While I don't believe there is any official club racing tomorrow there's a number of us that will be sailing from Gosford sailing club on our Windsurfer LT's to try and get some much needed training in for the upcoming National championships in less than 4 weeks time.

It doesn't matter what board you have, we'd love to have you come and join us. The more the merrier and we ask need the practice for the huge fleet already registered for the Windsurfer nationals (85+).

The forecast is looking marginal but we might get a good NE late in the afternoon and it's going to be warm, so come spend the afternoon out on the water with us.

I hope to see you there.

Peter

Copied from John's post Gosford Long Boards.

327585
NSW, 65 posts
3 Jan 2019 11:12PM
Thumbs Up


NSW Windsurfer Class Association
Published by Al Haynes ? 2 hrs ?
Hey Windsurfers
Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, some good times with family and friends and some time on water!

Now we're into the new year and time to get in tune for the upcoming Nationals at Toronto in 21 days!

Coming up in just over a week is heat 3 of out NSW evoLuTion Season - Sydney Summer Series!

Come along to Narabeen Lakes for an opportunity to sail with over 20 competitors already registered (with so many people registered for the Nationals we are expecting more like 30 to be entrants) also keen to hone their starting line tactics and fine tuning of techniques and equipment.

If you have already paid your $65 early bird Series Entry, all you need do is load up your Wally and his board (haha ?? ) and to him where to go!

If you haven't paid the $65 already, go online and pay the $65 entry fee for the final two races (your generosity always appreciated and it saves us a headache honestly) or pay $25 cash on the day

Where?
Narrabeen Lakes

When?
Sunday 13th January 2019
Be there by 11:00 ish

I will confirm more details soon

Smooth Sailing, Al, Peter, Walshy, Westy and Marty

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
1 Feb 2019 11:08PM
Thumbs Up

Windsurfer Class Racing on at Toronto Amateur Sailing Club on Sunday

you are welcome to attend on any Windsurfer brand board or even other old school equipment with old school sails under 6 metres.

if you checked out our Nationals last weekend, you will know windsurfing is back!

if you missed it, Toronto Amateur Sailing Club hosted one of the biggest windsurfing events in Aus for over thirty years (excluding the legendary Ledge to Lancelin race in WA) we had 107 competitors on eithe Windsurfer LT's, One Designs and even a Windsurfer Original sailed by Rohan Cudmore in the Freestyle event.

there were a stack of Windsurfing legends who attended and some big wins by a Lake Macquarie sailors!

the town of toronto was buzzing with the slalom event held close to sure with electric commentary and plenty of action!

So, if you are interested, turn up and check it out Sunday at around midday.

if you don't have a board or rig, let me know and I can try to help you out.

call Al Haynes on 0438336495


jamesf
NSW, 878 posts
2 Feb 2019 9:11AM
Thumbs Up

Good work on the Sunday racing Al. Everyone is welcome at Marmong on a Saturday afternoon (1:30pm onwards) if you feel like sailing both days.

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
2 Feb 2019 10:58AM
Thumbs Up

Select to expand quote
jamesf said..
Good work on the Sunday racing Al. Everyone is welcome at Marmong on a Saturday afternoon (1:30pm onwards) if you feel like sailing both days.


Cheers James, I'm sure we can work together to get more windsurfers back on the lake regardless of board preferences. The guys at Toronto are keen to be involved with the wallies again and the pres already has an LT.

Lanee Beashel is organising a sailing regatta next weekend at SLMASC at Sunshine over two days. Windsurfers welcome to attend. 5 boards of a class needed to make a division. $40 entry. Toronto will be sailing there. Am trying to organise five Wally sailors to attend. Also looking for any old one designs that any if the guys at Marmong may have tucked away that they may like to share with returning sailors.

cheers Al.

normster
NSW, 143 posts
2 Feb 2019 12:44PM
Thumbs Up

what are Toronto details ? start times ? will it be every Sunday ?

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
3 Feb 2019 9:09PM
Thumbs Up

Hey Normster

Toronto Amateur Sailing Club holds Racing most Sunday arfternoons and we will be joining them.
they usually race lasers and skates and are welcoming to Windsurfer One Design originals and LT's joining in.

there are two older generation windsurfers at the club ready for anyone who turns up and wants to join in but doesn't have a board or rig. Please feel welcome to come along. I can show you how to rig it and can give a few tips to get you Sailing if required.

today we had two LT's and an original Windsurfer on the water. It was a little too breezy for some but all had great fun at Toronto.

racing starts sometime after 12. Usually by 1 - 1:30 and finished by 4.

if you are learning or a bit rusty, come along a bit earlier for time to get some tips and set up. Also the breeze likely a little less most mornings in summer.

i can organise a few small and very small sails that younger, smaller sailors can have a good go with.

rubber SAILING boots recommended. BCF, REBEL OR BOB FUSSELL SAILS SELL THESE.

albymongrel
NSW, 151 posts
3 Feb 2019 9:18PM
Thumbs Up

Today had an east nor Easter around 12 to 16 knots. The lake was pretty choppy and a little challenging for the newer sailors at Toronto. It was much less choppy earlier (before 12) and after 4pm - more ideal for learning.

there were two NAISH hover WINDSURF FOILERS cruising around Toronto bay and going quite well, and a few old school Windsurfers sailing on the lee side of Bolton Point.

together with our crew, that totalled 8 windsurfers in our bay today. Seems the Nationals have encouraged a few sailors to either drag out their old gear, try and learn the sport (we had a dad teaching his adult son today in challenging conditions on a Wally ), or experienced sailors coming to check out what is a great sailing spot.

theres a big regatta at Sunshine next week, so no sailing at Toronto next weekend. However please call me if you want to join us.

a few more windsurfers have indicated they will be joining us regularly.

Al Haynes 0438336495.

327585
NSW, 65 posts
10 Feb 2019 9:39PM
Thumbs Up






Subscribe
Reply

Forums > Windsurfing   New South Wales


"Lake Macquarie Wally and Longboard Windsurfing" started by albymongrel