Sunday, September 18, 2011
Sailing this summer has been kind of sparse for me. It was nice to get out Saturday afternoon. Ron, canadian Dave and Art were on the water when I arrived around 2:30. Wind was out of the NE and light. I rigged an 8.5 on the formula board and launched on the north side of the causeway. I sailed up the river and met up with Art. We were making runs from Joes point and heading up towards the west island of the Jensen causeway. After exiting a jibe you had to hunt for a gust to get back up on plane but for the most part I was fairly well powered.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
On labor Day I was over in Ft Myers and the wind was blowing! When I arrived at the Sanibel causeway there was several windsurfers and kite boarders on the water. The wind was out of the south and I rigged a 7.0 on my 118L Bic. On a south wind the locals sail at the entrance to the causeway. There is a sandbar that cuts down the chop and makes for some good flat water sailing. They all use weed fins and the water is fairly shallow. I sailed on the outside of the sandbar because of my 40cm freeride fin and found some flat water more towards the causeway. Then I headed out towards Sanibel and did some exploring. Above is my GPS track. When I returned to the causeay there must have been a dozen windsurfers and haf a dozen kiteboarders.