The forecasted conditions didn’t materialize today. I was expecting NW 15-25 with higher gusts. What I ended up sailing in was about 12 knots, with gusts to about 12 knots. Still, if you're a regular reader of this blog, you should know my policy by now: Any day of sailing is a GREAT day of sailing!
When I woke up, temps were in the 20s, and the wind was blowing in the upper teens. Encouraged by the readings, Janis and I cruised on down to Tower but the wind had dropped by the time we got there. On top of that, the past week of strong wind had blown a lot of the water out of the bay.
All that being said, the water depth, light wind, and cold temps (40 degrees) didn’t keep me off the water today.
The conditions where perfect for out of the harness-callus-buildup practice and freestyle training.
So you had to walk your stuff out quite a ways.
I used my tiny freestyle fin
I worked on heli-tacks and..
Sailing fin first.
I found the weather down right balmy! Janis thought I was nuts.
In between sessions, it made sense to leave your kit out on the sandbar rather than carry it to the beach only to again schlep it on back out
I had a blast!
Time to pack it up-jack it up-bring it on home!
Any day of sailing…….