Tuesday, April 16, 2013
South wind on Sunday
Sunday afternoon the wind came up out of the south. As I drove over the causeway it was mostly sunny, small white caps covered the river and there was a fair amount of boat traffic. I spoke with Jon and decided to rig a 7.0 on my futura 101. For the most part I was moderately powered as I made my way out to the House of Refuge. It seemed to take forever to get there but it was about 30 minutes. Once there the wind filled in and there was 6 or so windsurfers out there. Art, Clark, David, Susan and Jon were among them. I sailed mostly north of the spoil island and then made some runs between the spoil islands to the other side of the river. The wind kept building so I stopped and flattened out my sail but it didn't help much and it was a tough ride back. Mike and Susan were making there way back as well and it was a struggle. Once back at the causeway most people were on 5.5's. It was a great afternoon and the wind was better than expected.