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|Barton (4321km): |
Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
NP EVO5 7.8, iSonic 107, Drake Carbon 40, Wind: 15-17 knots. Launched around 3:30.
Finally, back on the water... I am attempting an attitude adjustment so hopefully my posts will be more positive. The 28 inch harness lines continue to feel more comfortable than the 26 inch. Looks like we may have a few days of wind so may experiment more with the 26-32 inch Severne lines in a couple of days.
Taty arrived and rigged so we launched almost together. He was on the GA Vapor 7.9, iSonic 107, and a 36 cm fin. At times in this world, it is good to have consistency. This afternoon was one such time as Taty smoked me just as badly as he did last Spring. As expected, it will take more than just new harness lines for me to make a perceptible change in our speed differential .
On the othe hand, I enjoyed my time on the water. The wind picked up just as it was time to derig but got a couple of runs in with 17+ knot winds (maybe closer to 20 knots) before I stopped. Got some confidence building runs through some decent sized chop without any issues or anxiety - which I attribute to the longer harness lines. Even made the jibe in the mangrove area...