Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday afternoon the wind came up big! At 1:00 I arrived at the causeway; Dick, Darren and Jerry were on the island. Ron T, Dino, Art, James, David, Dave M and Dorian were on the water. I rigged a 5.2 on my 92L board and headed out, I was nicely powered and could see 4 sails out at the House of Refuge. I was about 2/3rds of the way there when I broke another boom. I drifted/sailed back to the causeway and was looking for Paul to see if I could rent one. Dick saw the fix I was in and said it was to nice of a day to miss this wind and he graciously loaned me a boom. About this time Dino came in and said the wind had come up more, so I applied more down haul and headed out. Frequently I felt overpowered but made my way out to the House of Refuge. I had a great hour on the water. Water was flat near the House and at the spoil island, this made for some great jibes. I think I am getting this synchro dialed in. Getting back wasn't the white knuckle affair I expected because a storm rolled in and the wind backed down. It was just a matter of hitting the island before the lighning hit me.