Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ron enjoying a late day sail
For Thanksgiving we were in Ft Myers and I was able to sail the Sanibel causeway. I rigged a 7.0 and used a big fin because the wind was kind of light. I sailed out and around the light house where the kite boarders were, then the wind backed down a lot so I headed back. There was about a half dozen kite boarders out and when I returned to the causeway the same number of windsurfers were waiting for the wind to pick up.
When we returned on Sunday I went down to the Stuart causeway around 2:30. Art and Dino were on the water and Ron showed up shortly after I did. Canadian Dave, Charles and a few others were at the causeway as well. I rigged the same as I did on Sanibel and joined up with Art and Dino out at the "House". I was a bit leary of following Art out in the shallows with a 52cm fin but we had a fun time. I sailed a few hours and then went back out with Ron and pretty much sailed till sunset.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The wind came in huge on friday but with the loss of daylight savings time I missed it. I figured if I got out early on Saturday I could catch some of it because the wind stayed up all night. It was heavily overcast with an occasional drizzle when I was driving to the causeway. Jon was there and Dorian showed up after I arrived. I rigged a 7.0 on my bic and headed up to the House of Refuge. I was fairly well powered and occasionaly would have to hunt for a gust to get back on plane. As the morning progressed the sky was clearing and the wind was building. Around 11:00 I stopped and flattened out my sail some and soon after it seemed like I could be on a 6.0. Art was making his way up as I decided to head back. At the causeway Matt was rigging, Dave and Dave (dad and son) were packing up, Canadian Dave was heading out and Connelly was on the water. Dino showed up as I was leaving. I logged 38 miles on the gps and sailed for 2 hours.