Thursday, September 18, 2008


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Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

9/8/8 This was my track from Monday. Logged 40 miles Monday and 37 miles Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday the wind was still blowin but I had to sit out and get some rest. The wind has dropped today and Ike is expected to make landfall near Galveston around midnight. Not much wind in the forecasts. There is a depression east of the Caribbean, remnants of Josephine.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hurricane Ike

I was out on the water yesterday. Wind was ENE @ 23 gusting to 28. Rigged a 6.0 on an 88L board and was nicely powered. I sailed out to the house, up and down the channel and on the west side of the river. Logged 40 miles on the gps and had the best time. Bill, Dino, Austin, Brandon, David, Ron, Todd, Craig and a few others were out. I met Dr Connelly (Tom) for the first time. I told him I had heard the slip/slop/slap commercial and he asked if it was to long. I replied, “Just a little. Alls we want is the wind speed”. He said he would have them shorten it.
Pretty much did the same thing today but wasn’t out near as long. I rigged the same but really had to flatten out the sail. Mitchel, Dino, David, Charles (welcome back!) and I believe Richard were on the water. Hurricane Ike has created all this wind much like Gustav did. It’s amazing that a hurricane at the west side of Cuba can affect our weather.

Friday, September 5, 2008

TS Hanna

Thursday I talked to Dick and Dorian as they finished up on the water and decided to rig a 7.0, wind was out of the north. After rigging a rain band came through and wind dropped. Dino, Austin and Brandon showed up and the wind started to fill in as the skies started to clear. I jumped on my 88L board but couldn’t really get on plane. Switched over to my 118L board and took off. River was getting real choppy so I headed up to the cove north of Joes point. Finally got to some flatter water but I had way to much sail. Made a few runs and headed back. It was a real struggle getting back and I was done! I was talking to Dino and he said if Brandon is on a 6.2 and you are on a 7.0, what’s wrong with that picture? No argument there. Austin stayed out in front of the island and worked on his water starts……he even nailed a few!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Dino, Austin and I went out to the river yesterday evening. Driving over the bridge it looked 8.5, it was out of the NNE and when we got to the east island it looked flat. I had to use binoculars to see the wind line. I reluctantly rigged my 8.5 and headed out. Surprisingly it seemed to fill in and we sailed till sunset. Austin’s sailing abilities are progressing fast. He’s planning and using his harness. Fay and Gustav have provided some nice windsurfing lately, but wait there is more. TS Hanna, Ike and Josephine are poised to stir up the winds once again

8/31/8 Larry passes kite boarder

8/31/8 Austin teaching friend

8/31/8 Sunday was another good time on the water. I rigged a 6.0 on my 88 liter board, never felt over powered. There was quite a few windsurfers out and met some new sailors. Austin brought a friend and was teaching him to windsurf.

8/30/8 I read in the Sunday paper that the guy who owns the plane that went down lives at Sewalls Point. He was doing some aerial maneuvers and lost power. Dick told me he came in fast, passed over Dorian and splashed twice and then abruptly stopped. The pilot and passenger were unhurt. The paper said the plane was a soviet era Yak used for training.