Sunday, May 2, 2010

Blessing of the Fleet

The fire Dept. put up a small flag for us to use as a wind gauge.

Today was the blessing of the fleet for motorcycles. They took over W Dennis Beach. There were hundreds of them. No stinking kites and windsurfers allowed. So we set up our own blessing next to the Lighthouse Inn. We blessed the wind.

It didn't work. The wind was just strong enough to get us going but not enough to work on much.

Location, Location, Location- The wind was spotty for the day. They had forecasted the best winds for Chatham and offshore sites like Fogland, very true. Fogland and Chatham both looked stronger thru the AM and that held all day, about 5MPH more at those spots, due to the extreme heat for this time of year apparently. It was 90 F and sunny in Newton, 58 and foggy in West Dennis when I left.

It was still fun to get on the water with the kite crew.

West Dennis Beach, Kitesurfed, SSW, 8-15, 10-20 briefly, 12M kite/ Door64 & Ply152, Frank, Sammy, Colleen, Andre, Phil, Dan.


Anonymous said...

Hi Scooper,

I know its late notice, but we are trying to have the Matunuck Wind Classic today at the Deep Hole Parking lot. We will sail until tired and then have a cook-out.

Try to stop by if you can! We hope to see you Today!

- Steve from Matunuck.

scooper said...

Matunuck Steve- Thanks for the tip! It was great event!