Saturday, October 18, 2008

10/14/8 We could have stayed out a few more hours, moon was bright and the wind was still up. Photo by Eugene

10/14/8 Eugene enjoying a good afternoon on the water.
Tuesday I was on the water at 5:00 Tom, Craig and Eugene were there. I rigged a 6.0 on my 88L board and headed out to the House of Refuge. The first 45 minutes were great, flat water and some nice gusts coming through. I was able to make some nice jibes and then the wind seemed to back off. I headed back and switched to my 118L. I buzzed up and down the channel a few times and then went under the bridge and headed for the Jensen causeway. The wind came back up and I had plenty of power and speed. I jibed at the causeway and headed south as the sun was setting. What a great way to end the day. When I got back to the island Eugene was there and we de-rigged as the moon was coming up.

10/14/8 Workin' Dave

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday proved to be a good day on the water. I rigged a 5.0 and went out during lunch. Tide was high and I was able to buz all over. I headed out to the House of Refuge and saw Art but couldn't spend much time since I had to get back to work. It was nice to be out with such a small rig. There was a lot of sailors on the water that day.

10/12/8 Ron's on the move.

10/12/8 Andrea's Enjoying the afternoon.
Sunday was a great day on the water. I arrived at 2:00 and found quite a few sailors on the water. I rigged a 5.5 on the formula board for Sarah and she went out and stretched her windsurfing abilities as well as her arms. Some clouds and drizzle came through and the wind shut down but shortly after the skies cleared and the wind filled in. I was on a 7.0 and went over to the east side and buzzed the channel a few times. Looks like the wind will be up through Wednesday possibly Thursday.

10/12/8 Paula and Sarah

Monday, October 6, 2008

Saturday turned out to be a great day on the water. I rigged a 7.0 on my 118L board and went out to the House of refuge and sailed with Art for an hour or so. Andrea was sailing a little closer in. Wind came up some so I headed back and was considering rigging a 6.0. Dick suggested putting the 7.0 on my 88L, which seemed like a mismatch. It worked great! I had enough sail to get me through the hole and out to the wind line. Once powered up the smaller board gave me more control. Sailing on the north side of the island I saw Tom, Dorien, Darren, David, Charles and Ron. Some of our northern sailors are migrating back and I spoke with Henry and Jon.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wow, I haven't been on the water in over a week. However wednesday 9/24 was great! Wind was out of the north at 26 - 28. I rigged a 5.0 on an 88L board and sailed till sunset. When I arrived at 5:00 Brandon, Bill and a few others were on the water. Shortly after that Dino and Austin showed up, we had the best time. This past weekend I was in Ft Myers and brought some gear to teach my niece how to windsurf and the wind never came up. We waited all day Friday and Saturday.....nothing! Was able to watch the Gators play Saturday afternoon and then they lost by 1....geez.
Things are looking up however, this morning channel 12 said breezy Sunday through Wednesday!!!!