Images from Lake Pupuke: Mid-winter sailing in 30kts plus

Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

From time to time we have a guilt trip about running too much professional and Olympic sailing. So Saturday was a great chance to head for Lake Pupuke, on Auckland's North Shore - a favorite place when it is blowing hard - too hard for racing on the harbour.

Great to see several young windsurfers on the lake, learning to handle the mid-Winter breeze - which was recorded at around 25-25kts on the harbour. One rain squall when through which wouldn't have given you much change out of 40kts.

At the other end of the age scale, several Masters sailors were out in their Laser Radials getting in some training.

IMG 5112 - 2011-07-09 at 14-24-52 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 5096 - 2011-07-09 at 14-21-07 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 4946 - 2011-07-09 at 14-17-47 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 5178 - 2011-07-09 at 14-26-58 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 5166 - 2011-07-09 at 14-26-29 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 5014 - 2011-07-09 at 14-19-36 (1) - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 4780 - 2011-07-09 at 14-08-33 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 4793 - 2011-07-09 at 14-13-27 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 4810 - 2011-07-09 at 14-13-42 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 4885 - 2011-07-09 at 14-16-54 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 5191 - 2011-07-09 at 14-27-07 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland

IMG 4766 - 2011-07-09 at 14-08-18 - Lake Pupuke, Takapuna, Auckland