Thursday, May 30, 2013

More Big Wind

20 + knts of wind,rain and waves.Line squall came thru and made things very exciting.Spent the night chasing a couple of Finns around.Total of about 3 hrs out on the Laser.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Laser Sail

More Laser sailing on Superior,nice 14 knts out of East.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekend At Camp

Lots of Hobie sailing,single handed and using Main only.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thermal Kicks In

20 + knts of wind with big waves ,made for fast wet cool laser sail on Superior.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Big Winds

20 + mph winds,fast cold sail on Laser on Superior. Used the Radial Rig for better control.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Laser Sail

3 Hrs out on the Bay in my Laser.Nice 12 gusting to 20 mph winds out of NE.
A little more practice flying the Kite in the afternoon.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sail in the rain

Amazing sail on Hobie at Camp in a steady down pour.Wind was 12 - 15  mph, water was very flat. Tell tales were stuck to sail,so it was all by feel. Very similar feeling to sailing my Iceboat.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Laser at Harbour

Cool and breezy,wind East at 20 + kph., temp 9 C . Spent a couple hrs out on water.

Friday, May 17, 2013

First Hobie Sail

Out at Camp ,short Sail with ice still on parts of Lake.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

First Sail

Got out on the Laser for about 3 hrs on Superior. Nice 8-10 mph Wind out of the South.First boat out Sailing here in T.Bay.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kite Boarding

Introduced to a new wind sport.So far only doing the Kite part of it .Good fun flying a training kite and learning the new intricacies of powering it up.
Thanks to Liam and Jimmy for the lessons.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Four Lakes Ice Club Post

Borrowed this cool shot from Lake Baikal Pearl's Facebook page: "A circle of thin ice (dark in colour, with a diameter of about 4.4 kilometres or 2.7 miles thought to be caused by convection); this is the focal point for ice break up in the very southern end of the lake.
Meanwhile, on North America's Thunder Bay in Lake Superior, DNer Mike Madge sent this photo of ice "located right down town in our harbour. There is better ice located further (20 miles) up the bay.That is where I was sailing last week. Weather has warmed up in last two days so have not ventured out"

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ice boating in May

4hrs of sailing out near Caribou Island on Lake Superior. Nice hard ice,Spring sailing is very nice.An assortment of Birds over head,at least two Bald Eagles ,lots of Seagulls and a few Canada Geese.
By my count that is 23 times on the ice this year.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Sponser

Ronstan has graciously agreed to decorate my boat.Other decals will go on Sail.

Getting Soft Water Boats Ready

Polishing up Hobie, and Laser.Putting DN away

Friday, April 26, 2013

Aprill skiing

April has been a fantastic month for skiing,not sailing.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

New Plank

New plank with Struble Chocks ,looking forward to trying it out.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

New Plank

Bob Gray has just finished building my new Plank.Now it gets passed on to Dick Wollam to shape and put on the Chocks.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Friday was a good news bad news day.Day started off by putting are beloved cat Hobie to rest.Very sick with Kidney failure. A great sail in the afternoon took my mind off him for a bit. Went out again Sunday,but light winds and the fact that some small stiff drifts had built up made sailing not an option.Spent the beautifull afternoon out cross country sking on the Bay.Very cool,saw a couple Bald Eagles, and a fresh Deer carcass out on the ice.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Floral Beach again

mostly pushing and skating.Miles of good ice under heavy Hoar frost.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Floral Beach

Back to Floral Beach.Lots of ice,heavy frost over textured ice.Good to see Ross again. couple hrs of mostly ice checking and a little sailing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More sailing

Two hrs of sailing tonight.Big (20 + Ktns) wind.Very nice night (-6 C) with gorgeous sunset.
Nice steady wind out of the South, made for some fast windward Leeward courses.
Going that fast hard to avoid the bumpy ice.Later when the wind picked up very tricky to round the leeward mark.Great practice.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Amethyest Again

Great day at Amethyest.Rain from previous day froze up nicely.Wind out of the West 10- 12 knts.Runners had good grip on the hard ice.Ice had a little texture to it but made for great ride

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ice Sailing in the Rain

New experience,sailed this morning in a very light intermittent rain.Ice was glassy sooth and fast.Unfortunatly, cold front moved in and temp went from 3 C to -4 C.Sailing went from being wet to being iced over and cold.
Hopefully this cold front puts a new flood on ,without creating shell ice
On a side note met a kayaker heading out for open water.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Back To Amethyst

Couple hour sail tonight after work.Nice 10-12 knt South wind.Recod high of 6 Celcious.Ice is still very hard with about 20% snow coverage.Rain tonight,could be interesting?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

More Wind And sailing

Another short day at M.
ission Marsh.Met a photographer who took some neat shots of me with the Sleeping Giant in the background.
Day was not without incident as I hit a working seam.Good thing was it was a low speed hit and only damage was a bent bobstay spent the rest of the morning on a very restricted sheet of ice,as the wave are blowing up the good ice.My recently sharpened runners worked well .Now back in ice searching mode.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

another day

Big winds at the mission today.Almost looking forward to some lighter winds.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Mission Marsh Iceboating

Another great day.Today at Mission Marsh,nice bay 5 min. from home.Nice 15 mph winds on hard fast ice.Really need to get my blades sharpe.