|Barton (4187km): |
Lac Bay, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
2014 Sailworks Retro 7.5, 2015 iSonic 107, Black Project Freeride Delta 21, Drake Carbon 40, Wind: 15 - 16 knots
Started the afternoon with the Delta 21 fin based on seeing a lot of seaweed on the Jibe City webcam. When barely powered, the BP Delta sucks. It wants to point like crazy into the wind, spins out easily. I made one slogging run over and back. Fortunately, there were no weeds so I could overfin the board (for underpowered conditions) with the Drake 40. Life was good again after that. Made some runs, made some jibes, attempted some laydown jibes, and got my first catapult/back-slap on the sail launch of 2018 taken care of . Tide was a little low today and I got cocky about cutting the corner of the sandbar to make a mini speed run back to the launch area. The sand bar decided to show me who was The Boss. GPS Results shows that this particular maneuver enables one to go from 22 knots to 0 knots in slightly under 3 seconds. Fortunately, no equipment broken and other than feeling a little stupid, I was fine.