Gear Carnage Day
Lake Simcoe Beaverton
I ended up going to Beaverton as I knew it would not get too nuts and stil be manageable there in these cold conditions.Started sailing alone at 12:30pm. I was sailing very cautiously being out alone. Started on the 5.2M until I busted my 430 mast. Luckily it was just inside the shallows close to the launch. As I was walking my busted gear in the wind kicked it up a notch. I rigged my 4.4M. Sailed it for a while until my small cut that I thought I had fixed adequately opened up into a large hole. Chris showed up and hung out a bit as he rigged and the wind came up even more. I rigged up the 3.7M and went out for more. I was actually over powered on that at times. It was really wild when jumping as the amount of lift off the air under the board would push me higher even when I didn't want it to.
I ended up quiting when I could not hold on due to fatigue and had to pee like a race horse.- that's always fun- had to take of the bag suit and 3/4 suit under while under pressure.
While riding the 3.7M hitting a knee high wave and jumping clean to the next backside of wave sailing full speed throught the trough and launch off the next knee to waste high wave to land seconds later on the next backside clean and fully powered - what a rush!
The lady walking her dogs in the parking commenting that I must be hard core or really stupid- I told her it was a bit of both.
Some nice jibes completed on the outside while way over powered- but most were more like explosions after the sail flip.
crazy wind, more survival sailing than anything- still a blast but not what I would call an epic day.