Sunday, February 19, 2012

There was a chair, bowl and ladle left at the cookout last weekend, see James to collect your goods. Susan you left your harness and gloves today, James has those as well.

Strong west wind at the causeway!

When I was driving over the causeway around 2:00pm there was a dozen windsurfers on the water on the south side and 30 sailboats participating in a regatta on the north side. Ron remarked that this was the best west wind ever and I would have to agree. I rigged a 5.2 0n my 88L Axxis 258 and had a great time. There was a lot of windsurfers out today, at one point I counted 20 rigs on the beach.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I sailed South Jetty Sunday afternoon. Jon was already on the water when I got there so I took some photos. When he came in for a break he told me what to rig. The wind was out of the north and when I measured it, 22 - 24mph. I rigged a 5.2 0n my 92L mistral and had a decent time.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cookout at the Causeway

We had a good turn out at the causeway. Plenty of: wind, sunshine, wind, people, food and more wind. The wind was out of the NW and it was a bit gusty. I rigged a 7.0 on my Bic and was nicely powered at times and at other times not so good. We had to put some sails up at the pavilion to block some of the wind. Thanks to all that brought food and to all who participated, looking forward to the next one.

Friday, February 10, 2012

I sailed yesterday at lunch. Tide was high and the wind was ENE. From the forecast I had hoped to sail a 7.0 but when I arrived at the causeway it looked a little to light. I rigged an 8.5 on the formula board, was well powered and I could make long runs from bridge to bridge. Dorian and Canadian Dave were sailing, Ron and Dino were rigging when I finished up.
The weather for tomorrows cookout looks good. 50% cloud cover, wind NW 18 - 24, temps in the low 70's, 30% chance of rain. Bring your sweatshirt, windbreaker and your appetite.