President's Day 3-Day Weekend Sailing:
Anyone see any good wind this weekend? Where and what did you sail? How's
your body holding up after a winter off?
I sailed Coyote Point in SF Bay Saturday and Sunday. Sat. wind was 25 knots
gusting to 37! I sailed my 9'9" Velocity on a 5.1 Gaastra Rushwind and was
over powered regularly. At 218 lbs, I should have been on my 4.5 but I didn't
want to get stuck in the middle of the Bay in the cold if the wind dropped.
Sunday I again sailed a 5.1 as the winds weren't gusting quite as high. I was
having quite a time keeping my Velocity on the water so I decided to try my new
8'8" Challenge Flex. What a blast! Now I know why everyone uses short
boards when there is enough wind as it was much easier to keep the board on
the water. My 145 lb friend was way overpowered on a 4.5 which indicates
we got a very windy weekend.
The wind was too light to bother with on Monday, but my body held up rather
well. I've been working out on the StairMaster and Nautilas over the
winter plus I spent 10 days in Baja last month - all of which helped me
stay in shape.