|Barton Brown (3788km): |
Bonaire Lac Bay. Sailworks Retro 6.5, iSonic 90, MFC KP-RC 340, Wind: 15 G 18 knots
Wind returned and had another good day on the water. Had not sailed for FOUR days and it felt like an eternity . Good conditions for gybe practice. I sail from about 14:30 to 16:30 and have 'my portion' of the bay to myself. About 16:30 the freestylers emerge from their afternoon hybernation and it starts getting crowded - making concentrating on the gybes more difficult.
Observation: I seem to sail with a heavy 'fin foot', three times I started to spin out (fully powered as I was rounding the sand bar with heavy rear foot pressure). I think it is time to up the fin size for these conditions to the 36 cm fin.
Finally had a semi-decent laydown gybe (last gybe of the session) and when I looked at GPSResults, it turns out to also be the best alpha of the day . Nothing spectacular but maybe I'm finally getting the timing down. Left turn laydowns are much better than right turn. I think am not as aggressive on the right turns in laying down the sail and am waiting 1 or 2 seconds too long before initiating the sail flip.
|Peter (30737km): |
South Bird Island, Corpus Christi, TX. A "cold" front pulled through and brought great W-NW wind. We started a bit too early, before the wind picked up, so I was overpowered on the TR-7 7.0 in 30-35 mph wind. We sailed a couple of km to the right of WorldWinds, where South Bird Island created a nice speed strip. Never sailed the area before, so I got off a lot to check the water depth, and waited until late in the session before walking near the island to check how close we could sail. By then, I was tired and overpowered, so no great speed for me, but I'm always happy to see 30 knots on the dial.
Nina looked like a rock star, and smashed a few personal bests. She beat my 5x10, and it won't be long until she beats my top speed, too. Nice!
|Nina (3824km): |
BIB, Corpus Christi, TX. Fun doing speed on Falcon 89, Koncept 5.0. Checked out a new area north of WorldWinds, and found nice flat water. Great day!