Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

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Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

Looks like an early session at Van Pugh on east. I have to pick up something from the Flowery Branch HD so need to be on that side of the lake.

Friday looks good, too.

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

If I can pull away from work and school stuff for a few hrs tomorrow, I am considering a real early (like 7am-ish) session at Vanns.

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I don’t feel like climbing Mount Vann so it’s VP early bird for me.
I’ll bring the Ezzy Tiger 5.5 if anyone wants to see it or try it.

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I'll be launching Old Federal Campground.

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

7:30 Vanns live: plenty of white caps, no rain

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8:45 VP live
Caps, chilly, misty and backwards current.

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

Pretty good 1.5 session at Mount Vanns (don’t know where that comes from but going with it - when in Rome…). 13 miles, 5.7 (smallest I brought) outhauled very flat. Shorties, not cold at all. Not sure about the reverse current thing …maybe that’s a good thing.

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

Pretty good 1.5 session at Mount Vanns (don’t know where that comes from but going with it - when in Rome…). 13 miles, 5.7 (smallest I brought) outhauled very flat. Shorties, not cold at all. Not sure about the reverse current thing …maybe that’s a good thing.
Wish I could stay longer but no need to get greedy with everything going on

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

Mid 5’s at VP
Just witnessed Gene do a foiling jibe.

Where is erbody?

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)

I'm heading to Van Pugh, departing house in Decatur at 1:30PM. Hope to have company out on the water.

Barrett

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Vann's was great, cool and breezy - and even built some later.
- Hamdi was leaving when I arrived.
- Alejo and David D came and kited. Alejo foiled and David foiled and twin tipped.
- I went out twice and made a jibe - maybe first real real one.
- Chris P headed out when I was leaving and was on a small wsb and planing - not sure if he switched to his foilboard after.

Good to see the gang and I appreciated the conversation!

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When I arrived at VP, William was nailing foiling jibes with a 5.4 sail. Gene was packing up. l windsurfed until Chris V arrived, then converted to foiling. Conditions were great as the wind picked back up & we avoided the rain.

Barrett

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I sandwiched in between the early crew (Gene, Alan both on 5.7s) and the late crew (Barret fin 8.5 and foil 6.7 and Chris V foil 6.5). Had just a crazy fun day at VP. Usually I'm not a fan of VP on a NE but the water was delightfully flat and the gusts just right to rip into some nice carving jibes. Tried a few "alternate" turns and got myself wet but I should keep at it. Also saw Gene do a jibe or two and very excited for him as well as to all those going out and giving it a go. Chris said he's super close.

Later, Chris, Haizar and I took late shift crewing on a keelboat in the Wed night races. Fun and breezy even with the pouring rain. We're lucky to be on a fun but competent boat and the windsurf crew are learning a lot. Feel very lucky that I was able to experience two very cool parts of the sailing world today.

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Re: Wed Nickel and a Quarter (5/25)
webguy wrote:

Later, Chris, Haizar and I took late shift crewing on a keelboat in the Wed night races.

Sounds like fun, were spinnakers involved?

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Chris said he's super close.
I might have said that wrong. What I meant was- I'm getting this much CLOSER (holding my fingers 1mm apart). At this rate, I will be the first to TRY a foiling jibe and the last to MAKE one. Wacko

Barrett's pretty much got it. Good

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Spinnakers were. Chris and Haizar, for being windsurfers, are becoming part of a crack foredeck team.

I grew up with whisker poles. Everything forward of the mast to me is like

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