The West Coast Speedsters (W, United States of America) - 2017-12-06
Sailor 2 Second Peak (Kts)5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)1 Hour (Kts)Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)Nautical Mile (Kts)Distance Travelled (km)
Barton
23.96(D)
21.301(D)
4.928(D)
15.221(D)
17.22(D)
16.985(D)
Roo
Roo Jr.
Marc
Aron
RD
Taty
Amado
Terence
Juvannie
Juvannie
Nagel
Average
Barton (4312km):
81 days ago
6 categories

Lac Bay, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Sailworks Retro 6.5, 1985 Hi-Tech Carbon Slalom 9', Wind: 17-20 knots   I launched around 1 PM, stopped about 4 PM

Today was 'Retro' day for me - both with the sail AND the board. After my short sail on Monday, I wasn't looking forward to getting bounced around so I took the easy out - go with a board half the width :) . Unfortunately, the wind backed off after I rigged so was underpowered most of the afternoon, which made it difficult to point upwind. Fortunately, got in a couple of good runs just before 4 PM. Felt nice to not be struggling to point or jibe, especially after earlier in the day when I just didn't have the board speed for decent jibes. Maybe I'm just destined to be a retro sailor - old, slow, comfortable and having fun :) .

Taty arrived a little after 4 PM to deliver most of the rest of my new-to-me equipment quiver (a 460 100% carbon GA mast, a 180-230 GA carbon boom, and the GA Vapor 7.9 sail. On Dec 16 I get the GA Vapor 6.4). In February I'll be getting a 2018 GA Vapor 5.6 to complete my quiver!! :) . Taty left the 30 inch harness lines on the boom - he is very determined to get me lower and away from the rig :) . I told him I had solved the bouncing around issue and pointed to the Hi-Tech - he chuckled...

 Below are a couple of photos by Kuma of my retro gear...

 



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