Thursday, May 28, 2009

Warm and Windy

A nice summer type day here in Thunder Bay.Put about 3 hrs on the Laser.Sailed to the far end of the Lake with my wife kayaking.Had to sail thru a very narrow section of the lake,lots of tacking.Warm winds over cold water does some strange things.Big puffs and shifts and lulls.Made for a good practice in changing gears.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Weekend Sailing

Spent the weekend at camp.Had the laser out for a total of about 4hrs.Wind ranged from light to strong and puffy.Lake is about 1km long and the wind was down the length of the lake so it made for a nice windward leeward practice course.Hands are sore,not in sailing condition yet.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Another Nice Sail

Sailed yesterday after work for about 2.5 hrs.Stating to get comfortable with the hobie again.Regatta schedule this year includes the following events
June 6-7,Muddy Waters Regatta on Lake Pepin,division 7 points regatta
June 21-22 district 21 Laser Regatta on Bald Eagle lake
July 11-12 Bald Eagle Regatta,Divisionals on Green Lake in Spicier Mn.(GEP by Wally Myers)
July 20-24 N.A. hobie 16 Championship,Kingston ON
Aug.?,Barnum Lake invitational Laser Regatta

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hobie sail

Sailed for about 2hrs on the Hobie today,shifty North West winds.Sailing a cat on a small lake in shifty winds is challenging,but when you piece the shifts together and get on a couple successive lifts you get upwind in a hurry.Great way to practice reading shifts.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Laser sail

Sailed for about an hour on the laser after work tonight.Strong puffy east winds,temp 10 Celsius.

Monday, May 11, 2009

First Sail 2009

First sail of the year, took the Hobie out in 10 - 14 knts, flat water sunny warm day,water temp probably about 40 farenhiet.Sailed solo and pretty cautiously,no trap work.Felt great to be on the boat again.