Tuesday, March 18, 2008

3-17-8 Roger and Henry

It has been two months since Roger has been on the water and he was all smiles after he finished his session Monday.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Someone left a chinook boom and a chair at the causeway. See Jon if you left them. Also someone left a harness, if you found one talk to Jon.

I thought Saturday was a pretty good day on the water. Wind was out of the SSW and I rigged an 8.5 on a formula board. There were some huge gusts and some huge holes but the board coasted through most of it.
Today was really good, wind was out of the NE and I was on a 7.0. I couldn't stay out of the channel, there was large stretches of flat water and I could make some really long runs. I came back after work and was back out in the channel. (this brings new meaning to channel surfing) Dino was out and we found a really flat stretch of water south of the spoil island. Huge gust came through and Dino hit 32.9mph. Sailed till sunset! Tomorrow is supposed to be better.

Monday, March 10, 2008

3/8/8 Dino, James and Jon
This weekend was great for windsurfing. Saturday the wind was out of the NW and most everyone was on 4.0s to 4.5s. Sunday the wind was out of the NNW and had backed down some and most people were on 6.5s. I really enjoyed the west side of the river, water was fairly flat and the wind was filled in.

3/8/8 Jon's catching some air.

3/3/8 Jerry is heading in.

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