The website is going to be messy for a while

It's come time for us to do a major upgrade here. Unfortunately, there isn't an easy path to go up to the next version of our underlying package that powers the website. Unlike our previous upgrade about six years ago, there have been substantial changes in the architecture that make a straight and pretty easy upgrade impossible. I'll try to do a lot of the conversion prior to switching the site but some of it is just going to take time and it will be easier to go with a crappy version under the new architecture than court disaster by sticking with the old.

I expect that we'll start transitioning in the next month or so depending on my mood and how windy it is (ie available time).

It would be nice if we could continue using the current package but it's about to be End of Life and, thus, unsupported for both security patches and updates in the underlying languages (e.g. php) that power the website. We could limp along for a while but that's courting absolute disaster. I did that about eleven years ago and it ended badly.

The Fall Classic ~ 43rd Edition!

And... we're back! It's number 43 this year! We are returning to a 2 day regatta with the usual amenities of on-site camping, provided meals and social gatherings. Lake Lanier Sailing Club opens on Friday, November 5th, for camping (free) and tuning up for racing that starts Saturday morning. Please contact Chris V if you want to come earlier in the week. That date is a bit later than normal and right at the peak of fall color so motel rooms may be scarce. Make reservations pronto. Camping is pretty civilized at the club and, new this year, we have a limited number of electrical hook-ups for small RVs or trailers.

Longboards have generally been the call for racing at Lake Lanier but all are welcome. Foilers have made an impressive showing but, so far, lake conditions have put the podium out of reach. Konas or any one design class with 5 or more entries will get a separate start, and be scored as a separate trophy group. Watch the forecast and pack some little stuff as you see fit... it can be a lot of fun!

OBX Spring Get-Away 2021

NJ Trip Summer 2021

Made a trip to NJ to visit family late July into early August. Was able to get a couple of good days windsurfing on the bay. First day was outstanding 6.0/85 L and the second was good 7.5/115 L. Also got to try wing foiling for the first time in salt water, both in the bay and the ocean. The ocean was definitely intimidating even though the swell was very small. With a side-off wind(more off than side) the wind became quite a bit stronger the further offshore you went. There was also a small wind swell from the north that wasn't noticeable from the beach that made heading south challenging due to increased likelihood of breaching. In total, I winged 2 days on the bay and 2 days on the ocean. Also got out kayaking a few times and a couple of days surfing. Overall it was a good trip.