Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Those SE winds were still blowing
I wasn't able to sail Monday but Tuesday I was able to get on the water after work. I was suprised how hard the wind was blowing, I rigged a 6.0 on the 88L axxis. Mitch was sailing, Art was coming in and Alex was on the water. James stopped by just to relax, I guess 5 days sailing had taken its toll. As I headed south to some flat water I was certain I could break 30mph. I made some runs from the House of refuge heading west and bearing off the wind as I approached the shallows in front of the spoil island. There was a bit too much chop but I was able to hit 30.2. Then I headed further south for flatter water. I made some runs heading east and when I got to the vicinity of this moored catamaran I would bear off heading for the dock at the House of Refuge and I hit 32.1. That was cool and much easier in flat water. I was out an hour and a half. Eventually Dino showed up but the wind was starting to tapper off.