Monday, May 26, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
|Charlie Brown winds- There was pretty good wind this weekend, or so I hear. I had family committments up, down, and sideways. No playtime until very late in the day Sunday, dieing winds, non-planing stuff. IWindsurf thought that the wind was going to be at it's best around then. Instead it died. Typical. Why is it that the times when I really feel like I need some cheering up are the times when the wind dies as I rig? It makes me feel like Charlie Brown.|
Sail Fix- If I had gotten out on the water when the wind was cranking, I might have used my 4.2. I had it repaired after my trashing at Deep Hole in March. The repair work was done by Gerda Reid- Windfixes, cost $40. She had to open up the seam in the luff sleeve to do it right. She lives a few minutes from Kalmus Beach, very convenient, although I hope I don't need to use her services too often.
Here it is after the trashing
Here it is after TLC from Gerda
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
WEST DENNIS, Windsurfed, ESE, SE, 10-30, 50 F temp, RW85/ 5.2, Acid 94/ 6.2, Chris, Sergey, Gerry, Jean, others.
I left the house at 6:00 am, to catch some early bird winds. I felt a little foolish, driving down to the Cape that early in the morning on a cold rainy day. When I got to West Dennis, at 7:30, there were already 3 guys on the water with Sergey videotaping the action. That made me feel better. Being around other obsessive windsurfer and kiter types makes me feel normal. Not that being normal is necessarily the highest achievement one can hope for in life.
Port Loops- I tried a few port tack loops, not even close. I had a much harder time going for it than on starboard. My brain was getting in the way of my head.
West Dennis- SE isn't as much fun here as S. The chop got pretty big out near the rock island at high tide for port tack hopping, although I think low tide is probably still nicer for the variety of conditions.
Thanks for the duck jibe pic, Jean.