|Barton (4312km): |
Lac Bay, Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
2017 GA-Sails Vapor 6.4, 2015 iSonic 90, MFC KP-RC340 Wind: ~ 15 knots
When I arrived at about 10:30, conditions looked good for the 6.4/90 combination. The Vapor 6.4, being brand-spanking-new took a little longer to rig and adjust (with Taty's help) than it will in the future. Taty was pleased with the sail/GA 430 mast combination.
About that time, Yoeri arrived with his GW-60 that he had loaned to Juvannie yesterday. Turns out his GW-60 still had the original firmware, which was not compatible with the GW60AR_Util software. Fortunately, the GW52_Util software worked for downloading the .sbp file. We then updated Yoeri's GW-60 to the latest FW. Upon inspection of the data, it was clear that there were some 'car tracks' data in the file that were fortunately easy to remove. Unfortunately for Juvannie, his data won't look as good as he thought it would... After that messing around, it was time to go sail, except by then the wind had faded significantly. I made a couple of attempted runs, enough to know that when powered, I'm going to really like the 6.4/90 combo. Today ended up being a good 7.9/107 day except I kept hoping the windbump would happen around 4:30 (it didn't).