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AUG
8
2010

Not the best day...

Lake Ontario MCP

Pushed-off around 5:00 to increasing onshore wind conditions; rigged my favourite 8.3 sail and had a couple of nice runs, then the wind came down like a freight train, could not handle the gusts anymore, catapulted a couple of times, couldn’t hold on to the wing, then sort of got stuck in the middle of the lake amongst hauling gusts!

Rather than fighting it, I slowly drifted back to launch, took some rest-recovery time, chatted with Todor who saw the failure out there, and came to inquire about my misfortunes.

Finally rigged a 6.7 and went out again. Smaller rig was much more manageable, still gusty but not crazy. 1 other sailor on the water, and on my way back I met hangloose who was praising the virtues of lake Erie, after that unbalanced performance on Ontario I may want to follow his advice!

Weather Conditions

overpowering gusty



The Day at a Glance

Wind/Temp

  SW 10-22 28

Waves

  

Equipment

  Bic O.D./Simmer 8.3/6.7

Time

  1 hrs. 30 min.


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