Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweet sailing on Sunday!

I arrived at the causeway around 2:00pm and it was blowing out of the NE. Dino, Henry, Joel, Bill and Susan were finishing up and most were sailing 6.5's. I rigged a 6.0 on my 118L Bic and was nicely powered. Cape Cod Dave, Dennis, Art, Ernesto and a few others were still sailing. With the addition of Cape Cod Dave was Jack and Marion, so now the windsurfing season officially begins. With the exception of Michigan Dave but it's still much to warm for him. I sailed up to the bay north of Joe's point, Art's bay, and spent 45 minutes carving up some flat water. It seemed like the wind was starting to back down so I headed back. Halfway there the wind picked up and I spotted Art heading north to the Jensen causeway. I jibed and followed Art but I was wishing I was on a smaller board. We ran from bridge to bridge and then I called it quits.
If you lost some harness lines on Sunday see Art.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Great sailing this weekend

Saturday when I arrived at the causeway Jon and Mike were there, Art and Canadian Dave showed up when I did. The wind was ENE and I rigged an 8.5 on the formula board. I was really well powered and sailed down at the House of Refuge with Art. Then we sailed under the Stuart causeway and on up to the Jensen causeway. That run was kind of choppy for a formula board, but out at the House it was great. When I stopped at the causeway Henry was there and Andrea had rigged.
Sunday I showed up around 2 and by that time the wind was E but harder. Jerry, Henry, Art and a few others had sailed the north side on 6.5's. Dino and I rigged 7.2, 7.0's. We sailed out at the House for a while with Art and Jon. We had some drag racing going on with flat water and some powerful gusts coming through. I caught one good gust close in on flat water and kept bearing off and logged 30.3mph on the gps. After that I made my way over to the channel and made some nice long runs from the spoil island up towards the bridge. Brandon showed up when I came in and he sailed the channel with Dino. The sky was overcast, a nice breeze was blowing; it was a very pleasant evening at the causeway.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We had some huge wind this past weekend. It actually started on the 5th and ended Sunday evening. I sailed on Wednesday evening on the north side of the causeway on a 7.0. There was some nice gusts coming through but nothing like what it was blowing earlier in the day. I could make some nice long runs and point way up the river so it was fun.
Thursday after work it was blowing out of the SE and I had to rig an 8.5 on the formula board. I was a bit dissapointed in sailing formula gear but I was really powered and sailed very close to the House of Refuge. The water was super flat and it was fun.
Friday morning I was at the causeway at 9:30am, it was raining with no wind. I waited over 2 hours and it just started to come up when I had to leave around noon time.
I was in Leesburg Fl Saturday and I got some texts stating that the wind was blowing 40 - 50 mph, thanks Dino.
Sunday I was at the causeway around 1:00pm. I rigged a 5.2 on a 88L board and sailed the south side of the causeway. It was tough getting out but once I got to the House I was WAY overpowered. The sky was heavily overcast and it was drizzling at times. I made some runs and decided to head back because the wind seemed to be getting stronger. I found Dennis along the bank south of Dick's house. He was overpowered on a 4.7 and was taking a break. After I got back to the causeway Art, Dino, Ron, Dorian, Canadian Dave, and some other windsurfers were taking a breather as well. I ended up rigging a 4.7 and sailing the north side of the causeway. Brandon, Joel, Don and Craig showed up. The wind had shifted slightly to the north and the sun strarted coming out. I had some good runs and was suprised how big the waves were just west of the channel.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

North wind on the First of October!

Yesterday I went Sailing at the Ft Pierce inlet. Wind was out of the North and was blowing 16-18mph. I rigged my freeride gear, a 7.0 on my 118L Bic. It was sunny, the tide was going out, water was super flat by the jetty: all this made for some fun sailing. There was always half a dozen kiters on the water and the same number up on the beach. The water was really clear and you could see jelly fish big as dinner plates pass underneath. On the outside past the jetty there was a nice ocean swell to sail on. During the second hour of sailing the wind had built up some and I could have been on my wave board and a 6.0 but I didn't re-rig.