Friday, March 6, 2009

back on the water again...

Its been since last July that I sailed my home spot of Crissy Field in the San Francisco Bay but man did it feel good to be ripping again. With my favorite miles lab slalom board under my feet and a 6.3 warp, I managed an hour of back and forth sailing as the tide switched from a 4 knot ebb to a full on flood near shore. The voodoo chop was in full effect until the flood eased in to make a smooth butter carpet of flat water.
Thanks to Jean for getting me on the water with a boom and the rest of the Crissy crew whom I haven't seen last summer!
Finally on Day 3 of the regatta- things picked up enough to get 3 races in with Gonzo, Sherman and Jesper all taking a bullet. Full report and results @ www.formulawindsurfing.org

For once, it looked like I made the right decision as the midwinter's got skunked on Day 1 of the regatta in Florida. Photos of the new Exocet formula board and more at miamiwindsurfing.
Midwinters Day 2 update from Ron Kern:
The day started out flat and unridable but picked up enough to move the flag off the pole and move the anemometer a bit, but not enough for the formula fleet to race. Three Kona / Hybrid / Open races were run, but the formula fleet never rigged for racing.
Day 2, no wind for formula racing. Alternate activities were explored: formula pingpong.Finally on Day 3 of the regatta- things picked up enough to get 3 races in with Gonzo, Sherman and Jesper all taking a bullet. Full report and results @ www.formulawindsurfing.org


3 comments:

bry said...

cool ping pong!

where are the results for midwinters posted?

USA 4 Steve Bodner said...

Bry
Mid winters report and results by BRA999 @
http://www.formulawindsurfing.org/news.php?id=1556

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