|Barton (4366km): |
Lac Bay, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
2014 Sailworks Retro 7.5, 2015 iSonic 107, Drake DW 38, wind: 15G16
Arrived late, was going to focus on jibe practice but the wind was better than it has been for a while (stronger and more consistent) so got suckered into making a run to the rental area for a nautical mile run. Got my thrills on the way back going over the chop. I was looking into the sun and didn't realize I was over the sandbar until it was clearly apparent. Fortunately, the tide was high enough that I decided to risk it and kept going... was rewarded with my third best NM speed.
On the beach I noticed Taty had rigged up his slalom kit and shortly Terence Bernabela arrived on his freestyle kit. Words were exchanged and Terence ran back to the rental area and shortly arrived on his slalom kit. I handed Taty my GW-60, asked Terence if he wanted to be part of the GPSTC, got a strong affirmative, handed him my GW-52 and off they went for some serious drag racing. Should have Terence set up within the day as part of the WCS and will get his numbers posted! For those that might have watched a February 2017 video I did of Taty doing laydown jibes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DBja5_gEO4 , Terence is the other sailor in the video!
All in all, a very successful day