Saturday, February 2, 2008

Thursday was predicted to have pretty good wind in the afternoon. When I arrived at 4:30pm it was pretty light. Most of the windsurfers were schloggin along and an occasional gust would come through and a few would pop up on plane. However one guy was out on a formula board with a 12.5 sail and he was planing...no problem. I was talking to Fred and said I draw the line at an 8.5 sail, I won't go larger! It wasn't 20 minutes later and Dino let me try his formula board and a 10.5 sail. It was cool, kind of like cruising in a station wagon. Gybing was interesting, foot placement didn't do much it was more about sail position, so that would take some getting used to. We sailed past sunset and called it quits at 6:30. Now I'm rethinking the whole 8.5 sail thing!

3 comments:

Charles_Dahan said...

10.5m^2??? Dave when did you get those guns?? how did it feel to handle a 10.5 meter sail? Were you able to get up on plane? How was it trying to uphaul the thing?? i can't imagine it would be much fun.

WDSURFR888 said...

THERE IS AN EASY UPHAUL THE WORKS FROM YOUR HARNESS HOOK AND LIFTS THE MAST OUT OF THE WATER AND WHEN THE SAIL GETS DOWN WIND OF THE BOARD, IT SHEDS THE WATER AND COMES UP PRETTY EASY.
I HAVE A 10.5 IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED?

Workin Dave said...

Hey Charles - The sail felt combersome beach starting and gybing. Once up on plane you don't notice the sail size. I didn't uphaul but the board was fun to sail.