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MAY
10
2014

FULL day of dome-beating delight

Lake Ontario Prince Edward County

Doming at Mac's, so off to Joe's.

It still boggles my mind that I can be at Sandbanks with 2-3 knots of wind, drive twenty minutes and arrive to 20 - 25 knots solid.

Joe's was rocking Saturday and we put in a full day for sure. I think it's the longest sailing day of straight sailing I have put in since I used to go to Hatteras when I was a younger man. Sailed from 11:00 to 5:30 today with just a water break or two and a little shore lunch.

Wind was good 4.7 and 5.3 with about 1:30 onward being full on crazy. No hoods or gloves needed today which makes everything so much more enjoyable. Just gripping a boom with bare hands again made the day for me. Some great ramps for airtime and some flat-water edges for trying stuff. Played with my quad in the flat water today and for the last hour or so, had the brainstorm to try the big fins further back in their boxes. The board became livelier in terms of popping up to plane and skipping across the water rather than being so planted. It was much closer to single fin sailing this way. I am so happy with the lively performance and air-boosting that I am no longer going to bother holding onto my single fin (I was hedging my bets in flat water just in case) It is now my only go to board for 5.3 down.

Anyone looking for a great single fin wave board let me know!

Sailed to exhaustion today and loved every minute of it. Am so privileged that Joe and his lovely wife Victoria always make me feel welcome at their very special launch. (Joe's quite lovely too).

Weather Conditions

Windy with some crazy black-water gusts in the afternoon. Flattish with nice steep chop at times. Wall to wall whitecaps and sunshine in clean, warming water.



The Day at a Glance

Wind/Temp

  W 20-25 14

Waves

  

Equipment

  RRD Quad 83, RRD FSW 109/Simmer 4.7 and 5.3 Icons

Time

  6 hrs.




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