Saturday - East wind and Barefoot Open

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Saturday - East wind and Barefoot Open

Saturday looks scrumptious - typical early easterly that looks like it will hold for much of the day.

Just a note if you are going to be on Lanier: a bunch of keelboats on will be participating in the 45th Annual Barefoot Open Regatta. They'll be traipsing up and down the lake from Sunrise/Old Fed to points south. Please be mindful of anyone who might be racing and keep clear of their wind. Pass behind if at all possible and make your intentions known very well in advance. It's hard to see under those big jibs and they already have enough on their minds with traffic and gusty winds. Other sailors will be giving us the same consideration when it's our turn to race in a couple of weeks.

https://www.barefootsailingclub.org/

Have fun and hopefully see you on the water.

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Live update VP at 5:30. Jim C. was ripping. White Caps. No one else was there. Way to go Jim!!

For the life of me, I don't understand why anyone sails at VP on a E.

BTW where was everyone else? Do they all have broken ankles?

PeelSkid

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At Shell Point. Five races today. Langdon is kicking butt. Me, notsomuch😟
Dancing on the beach next!

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Recovering from Tarpon and Ginnie springs..

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Go Langdon !

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Re: Saturday - East wind and Barefoot Open
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Live update VP at 5:30. Jim C. was ripping. White Caps. No one else was there. Way to go Jim!!

For the life of me, I don't understand why anyone sails at VP on a E.

BTW where was everyone else? Do they all have broken ankles?

You answered your own question. Biggrin
Vann's was thick with windsurfers and kiters. If I counted right, nine windsurfers and one new recruit.

Moredownhaul, your bike is never going to get a super nice with your cranks in that position. Lol

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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Biggie small, valve stems, logos
oh my!

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I learned the difference between kiters and windsurfers today. At 9:30 am, windsurfing seemed it was officially cancelled. Only Ed and I were there plus maybe 6-7 kites. By 1:30 pm, windsurfers outnumbered kiters. Kiters get up early - windsurfers wake up and roll over in bed, sleep some more, slowly get up and get cup of coffee, warm up a cinnamon roll, read the news, think about packing up, say * it and realize it's time for lunch, eat lunch, actually start packing up... Windsurfing never got cancelled - it's just running about three hours late. Lol

I rolled up first and talked to Alex who lives around the corner and is excited about learning to windsurf. Ed followed and then Chris Pyron and Scott Spreen. Hamdi, Channey, Clayton and Bruno all got on the water and Eric arrived fashionably late to rig by which time I needed to leave.

On the kite side, Richard, Dave D, Rogier, Paul and Alejo plus a bunch of new faces I didn't meet. Cool vibe and everyone had fun.

Blew like stink before lunch. Ed and I held on to 6.5s and then Shred Dog came whizzing by on a 5.5 that he could actually sheet in. I think Gilmer registered 20-26 in the morning. The keelboats racing had a challenge and by lunch time, most of the smaller boats had retired and seemed that only the bigger boats were still racing (30+ footers mostly). Wind settled down to 10-18 by the time I left but still was on.

And the water is still very warm. First time I shortboarded since January and it showed. Gotta work on jibes in obx.

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Just to prove you wrong about windsurfers not being early arrives, I was at Vanns at 8 am this (Sun) morning, surfer/foiled till 10:30. Decent wind, got some decent flights for me. Having tried my formula board and 114L board with both fins and foil yesterday - and having broken the formula-, tried my gecko 140L with the foil today - I like that board and, if I may say so myself, the new mast track that I installed is holding up great. Hopefully i can fix the formula board similarly; too much invested in it. 😁

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Hopefully i can fix the formula board similarly; too much invested in it.
Shok

That board is easy to fix. I did it lots of times. Good

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