Monday, March 3, 2008

Saturday afternoon turned out to be a good day on the water. I was checking the wind line all morning and it seemed to be up and down which is typical for any west wind. Then at 1:00pm it was hitting 15 – 20 WSW and that sounded promising. So I grabbed the 155L formula board and headed for the causeway. When I arrived at the east island everyone was sailing on the south side but the north side looked better. I rigged an 8.5 which looked right for the south side and headed out. Everything felt balanced until I was a couple hundred yards out and then I was over powered. I flattened out the sail and it was manageable. I was having a great time, followed Art up into the shallows at Sail Fish Point and sailed with Dave M. some. Then headed for the causeway and crossed over to the north side. A couple hundred yards and the wind faded some and then headed back. The wind would seem to shift and was up and down, I guess I picked the right setup. Tried to sail the channel a couple times but the wind would fade as I headed south. As it got later in the afternoon the water got flatter and big gust would still come through, I was out with James till about 5:30. I downloaded my track into google earth and noticed they had upgraded the satellite photo. This track shows the new causeway but the water isn’t as clear on the north side as it is on my track from 2/17

No comments: