Up until yesterday we've been getting pretty good, consistent wind. It's
been blowing everywhere, Rio Vista, Coyote Point, San Luis Reservoir.
Most people started a couple weeks ago, I got out for the first time
this past weekend.
On Sunday I got to Coyote at about 1:30PM. There weren't many people
there yet, as it was only blowing about 10kts. About a two miles out in
the Bay were a couple of *big* monofilm sails. We couldn't see any
numbers or who it was, but we guessed one was Ted Huang (US-101) as his
Jeep Cherokee was in the parking lot but he was not. The two sailors
were beating upwind and were making incredible headway. They were out
of sight in minutes, the fastest I've ever seen anyone go upwind.
By 2:30PM it picked up to about 20kts and we started rigging our 5.3's. About
that time the two monofilm sails started back for the beach. When they
got close enough we all saw why they were so fast upwind. It was Ted, and
a girl (US-200) about his age that I didn't recognize, and they were both
sailing Lechner Division II boards. They both had huge sails, something like
7.5. As Ted came in everyone started yelling at him to do something studly,
so he did a jump jibe. It looked like a whale jumping out of the water.
It was a great day, it blew until past 6PM, which was plenty of time to
exhause me. I actually made most of my jibes which really suprised me,
I had expected to be more rusty.