Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tuesday proved to be another great day on the water. Wind was out of the east and we sailed from the south side of the east island. I rigged a 7.0 on my 118L board. I was pretty much able to sail the channel south past the spoil island and over to the the House of Refuge. Water was flat, gusts strong and the sun was out; it doesn't get any better than that!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Henry's testing the water

I haven't been on the water in 8 days, but it was worth the wait because today was awesome! Wind and water wasn't too cold and I was on a 6.0 with an 88L board. Jibing was sweet on the west side of the river with flat water and good wind. James was at the causeway and was pretty excited about sailing and Dave from Mich. was there as well. Dave said on Friday he was chipping ice off his roof rack so he could load up his gear! Tomorrow is forecasted to be anaother good day.

Dick's powering up!


Jerry's coming out of a jibe


Monday, December 15, 2008

Sunday was great! I arrived at 11:30 and a lot of sailors were already there. The wind didn't look like much since the causeway (east island s side) was somewhat sheltered from IRP marina but the wind line was saying 26-31 from the east. I rigged a 6.0 on my 88L board and was on it till 3:00. I spent most the time up near the House of Refuge. Great time had by all!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I arrived at the causeway at 1:00 and it was out of the NE. David, Greg and a few others were on the water. I showed up just after Dino and rigged a 7.0. The wind didn't look like much on the north side of the island, but you didn't have to schlog far to get to the wind line. The wind direction was such that you could run from bridge to bridge which was nice. After an hour or so the wind seemed to back off some. It was a little on the cool side since it was mostly cloudy but we had a good time. The hourly forecast shows 18 - 24 for tomorrow!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Richard is hoping it will keep building.
We had high hopes for today. Forecasts showed 20 - 30 mph. I expected to see the river covered in white caps but I was sadly mistaken. It was fairly flat but you could see some gusts come through (SSW) and it would build some and then back off. David said he was out earlier and it had been droping since. I took some pictures; Bill, they other Bill, Richard, Dino, and Craig were on the water.

Bill gives it one more shot before calling it a day.

Wednesday was another good day on the water. I was out for an hour on a 6.0 and an 88l board. Sailed with Dick and Art for a while near the House of Refuge.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jack's enjoying sunshine and breezy weather

I had a good time on the water Tuesday. I rigged a 7.0 and headed out to the House Of Refuge. Art was there, the water was flat with some nice gusts coming through. We had a great time buzzing around the area.

Marion is heading out.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I didn't expect much on Sunday but it turned out to be pretty good. I guess the reason was Dick, Henry and Jerry were golfing.....if you were, thanks guys! I arrived at 2:00 and rigged a 7.0 but I wasn't sure if it would be big enough. The wind kept building and after an hour I was overpowered and made my way back to the causeway. Art, David, Ron, Rick, Jon, Dino, and Austin were out.
The hourly shows tomorrow blowing 16 - 23 out of the southeast, 77 degrees and mostly sunny.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Wow what a holiday! We had a great Thanksgiving feast at Sarah and Franks, Saturday the Gators stomped Florida State and Sunday afternoon turned out to be a great day on the water. Driving across the causeway I saw a lot of sails on the water, wished I had taken some photos. I rigged a 5.0 on an 88L board and had plenty of power. I sailed from 1:30 - 4:30. Near the House of Refuge I experienced some huge gusts and just off the west island the water was fairly flat with plenty of wind....what a day. Also talked with Jack and Marion, they arrived on Tuesday.