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Re: Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

Don Ledford
 

Nice - yes - avoiding the ladders

On 06/27/2018 08:29 AM, m148h173l wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

First time sailing after a 643 day layoff. Don't fall off ladders...
Celilo - Power Jibe <https://vimeo.com/277187732>

Maryhill - Playing on the swell <https://vimeo.com/277210207>

Celilo - Chasin' Mark <https://vimeo.com/277210441>
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Re: Starboard GT $1099

Darius Lajauskas
 

10cm for additional $900

Price is way below market for carbon foil, maybe they mislead with GT aluminum, this one gets in that price range of $1100.

Darius

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018, 8:55 AM Michal Prussak <michal@...> wrote:
On their website it says the mast is 85 cm. That's shorter than most, but only 10 cm. But I agree that where we sail the waters get choppy very fast and the longer mast helps. 

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:06 AM, Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
The issue with this model is the short fuselage. At only 75cm it is 20 cm shorter than my LP. A short fuse will make it tougher to get flying in very light wind AND it will be much more difficult to maintain stable pitch control (it will be porpoising a LOT more for novice and intermediate riders)... all else being equal. Unless the rider is very light weight... in that case, it might be ok to balance on the short fuselage. But for bigger riders, I would think maintaining level flight (not foiling-out and not crashing down) would be difficult.
Greg :)
PS - Bruce or others with the Starboard windfoils - "Looking at these pics... are there really 5 screws you have to install and remove just to attach the mast to the fuse" ???


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Jonathan R. via Groups.Io <jonathanreinke=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:41 PM
To: NW-Windtalk
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Starboard GT $1099
 
Hey guys,

I just saw this foil at Sandy Point with one left.  I do not know if it is new or used but they usually go for $1899.  They do not have the team set on their web site any more, so they could be closing out this years foils for the 2019's.  I heard from Darius that they will have a new foil for 2019.  The 2018's are still good though.





Have a good one.

Jonathan



Re: Starboard GT $1099

Michal Prussak
 

On their website it says the mast is 85 cm. That's shorter than most, but only 10 cm. But I agree that where we sail the waters get choppy very fast and the longer mast helps. 

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:06 AM, Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
The issue with this model is the short fuselage. At only 75cm it is 20 cm shorter than my LP. A short fuse will make it tougher to get flying in very light wind AND it will be much more difficult to maintain stable pitch control (it will be porpoising a LOT more for novice and intermediate riders)... all else being equal. Unless the rider is very light weight... in that case, it might be ok to balance on the short fuselage. But for bigger riders, I would think maintaining level flight (not foiling-out and not crashing down) would be difficult.
Greg :)
PS - Bruce or others with the Starboard windfoils - "Looking at these pics... are there really 5 screws you have to install and remove just to attach the mast to the fuse" ???


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Jonathan R. via Groups.Io <jonathanreinke=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:41 PM
To: NW-Windtalk
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Starboard GT $1099
 
Hey guys,

I just saw this foil at Sandy Point with one left.  I do not know if it is new or used but they usually go for $1899.  They do not have the team set on their web site any more, so they could be closing out this years foils for the 2019's.  I heard from Darius that they will have a new foil for 2019.  The 2018's are still good though.





Have a good one.

Jonathan



Re: Starboard GT $1099

Greg Mejlaender
 

Both those guys are excellent salesman. And they're both medium (to lighter weight) size guys. And they're both pro level windsurfers.
That being said, they're also very nice and knowledgable and helpful with windsurf advice.
I'm just saying I'd be skeptical... and do more research... and talk to average guys who weigh what you do, and have similar skills and experience as you do. All these great windfoils work very well, that have been in the market since 2016. And this is certainly a good one. Just some things to be aware of. And there are more choices all the time.
Greg - 


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Rick Martin <segler999@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:29 AM
To: zNW-Windtalk
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Starboard GT $1099
 
I know it might be just marketing, but the video that Eddy Patricelli and the Starboard rep made last summer seemed to imply that the GT is an easier ride than the longer fuselage version of the Race Set.

That said, I do know that Britt Viehmann in Florida prefers the long fuselage of the Starboard Race Set.

My AFS-2 here and my Bellacera in Florida both have a medium length fuselage.

Rick


On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:06 AM, Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
The issue with this model is the short fuselage. At only 75cm it is 20 cm shorter than my LP. A short fuse will make it tougher to get flying in very light wind AND it will be much more difficult to maintain stable pitch control (it will be porpoising a LOT more for novice and intermediate riders)... all else being equal. Unless the rider is very light weight... in that case, it might be ok to balance on the short fuselage. But for bigger riders, I would think maintaining level flight (not foiling-out and not crashing down) would be difficult.
Greg :)
PS - Bruce or others with the Starboard windfoils - "Looking at these pics... are there really 5 screws you have to install and remove just to attach the mast to the fuse" ???


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Jonathan R. via Groups.Io <jonathanreinke=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:41 PM
To: NW-Windtalk
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Starboard GT $1099
 
Hey guys,

I just saw this foil at Sandy Point with one left.  I do not know if it is new or used but they usually go for $1899.  They do not have the team set on their web site any more, so they could be closing out this years foils for the 2019's.  I heard from Darius that they will have a new foil for 2019.  The 2018's are still good though.





Have a good one.

Jonathan



Re: Starboard GT $1099

Rick Martin
 

I know it might be just marketing, but the video that Eddy Patricelli and the Starboard rep made last summer seemed to imply that the GT is an easier ride than the longer fuselage version of the Race Set.

That said, I do know that Britt Viehmann in Florida prefers the long fuselage of the Starboard Race Set.

My AFS-2 here and my Bellacera in Florida both have a medium length fuselage.

Rick


On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 8:06 AM, Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
The issue with this model is the short fuselage. At only 75cm it is 20 cm shorter than my LP. A short fuse will make it tougher to get flying in very light wind AND it will be much more difficult to maintain stable pitch control (it will be porpoising a LOT more for novice and intermediate riders)... all else being equal. Unless the rider is very light weight... in that case, it might be ok to balance on the short fuselage. But for bigger riders, I would think maintaining level flight (not foiling-out and not crashing down) would be difficult.
Greg :)
PS - Bruce or others with the Starboard windfoils - "Looking at these pics... are there really 5 screws you have to install and remove just to attach the mast to the fuse" ???


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Jonathan R. via Groups.Io <jonathanreinke=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:41 PM
To: NW-Windtalk
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Starboard GT $1099
 
Hey guys,

I just saw this foil at Sandy Point with one left.  I do not know if it is new or used but they usually go for $1899.  They do not have the team set on their web site any more, so they could be closing out this years foils for the 2019's.  I heard from Darius that they will have a new foil for 2019.  The 2018's are still good though.





Have a good one.

Jonathan



Some Gorge sailing last weekend #maryhill #celilo #helmetcam

MHL
 
Edited

First time sailing after a 643 day layoff. Don't fall off ladders... 
Celilo - Power Jibe

Maryhill - Playing on the swell

Celilo - Chasin' Mark


1997 Northwave Quiver with matching Masts & Boom

Chuck Dulken
 

Looking for a good home for my 1997 Northwave Quiver. Original owner. Replaced about 3 years ago and now selling due to a move. Great high-wind set for Gorge sailing.

Photos here:

https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/spo/d/1997-northwave-quiver-plus/6624476241.html

Asking $200 for the package. Not selling individual items.

If interested, please respond via the CraigsList email relay, or email me off-list.

-Chuck D

- 4.7 Powersurf, teal/purple - good condition
- 4.2 Powersurf, orange/purple - good condition
- 3.7 Powersurf, blue/white - good condition
- 3.2 Surflite, lime green - excellent condition

Matching Masts, both with protective sleeve, collar, and bag:

- Fiberspar 430cm, IMCS 21, good condition
- Fiberspar 400cm, IMCS 19, good condition

Matching Boom:

- North Pro-gression Comp A, 140-190cm, Aluminum. Some grip repairs, otherwise good condition.


Re: Starboard GT $1099

Greg Mejlaender
 

The issue with this model is the short fuselage. At only 75cm it is 20 cm shorter than my LP. A short fuse will make it tougher to get flying in very light wind AND it will be much more difficult to maintain stable pitch control (it will be porpoising a LOT more for novice and intermediate riders)... all else being equal. Unless the rider is very light weight... in that case, it might be ok to balance on the short fuselage. But for bigger riders, I would think maintaining level flight (not foiling-out and not crashing down) would be difficult.
Greg :)
PS - Bruce or others with the Starboard windfoils - "Looking at these pics... are there really 5 screws you have to install and remove just to attach the mast to the fuse" ???


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Jonathan R. via Groups.Io <jonathanreinke@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:41 PM
To: NW-Windtalk
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Starboard GT $1099
 
Hey guys,

I just saw this foil at Sandy Point with one left.  I do not know if it is new or used but they usually go for $1899.  They do not have the team set on their web site any more, so they could be closing out this years foils for the 2019's.  I heard from Darius that they will have a new foil for 2019.  The 2018's are still good though.





Have a good one.

Jonathan


Re: For Sale

Mike
 

These Zetas could be great foiling sails for high winds. 

On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 6:47 AM, Frank Kaplan <frankkaplan@...> wrote:
Sails
6m Windwing Catalyst
2 removable camber inducers  $80 A-


5.5m North Spectro
2 Camber Inducers   $40 B-


5.3m North Zeta TX $35 B+ 

4.7m North Zeta TX $35 B+

Masts

Fiberspar TidalWave 450cm
40% Carbon, STD Diameter
24 IMCS                   $95 A+

North Spacetech 440cm
40% Carbon, STD (SDM)
24 IMCS                    $60 B-

Windsurfing Hawaii, Short extension and Base   $25

Call/ 206 291 0098



For Sale

Frank Kaplan <frankkaplan@...>
 

Sails
6m Windwing Catalyst
2 removable camber inducers  $80 A-


5.5m North Spectro
2 Camber Inducers   $40 B-


5.3m North Zeta TX $35 B+ 

4.7m North Zeta TX $35 B+

Masts

Fiberspar TidalWave 450cm
40% Carbon, STD Diameter
24 IMCS                   $95 A+

North Spacetech 440cm
40% Carbon, STD (SDM)
24 IMCS                    $60 B-

Windsurfing Hawaii, Short extension and Base   $25

Call/ 206 291 0098


Starboard GT $1099

Jonathan R.
 

Hey guys,

I just saw this foil at Sandy Point with one left.  I do not know if it is new or used but they usually go for $1899.  They do not have the team set on their web site any more, so they could be closing out this years foils for the 2019's.  I heard from Darius that they will have a new foil for 2019.  The 2018's are still good though.





Have a good one.

Jonathan


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Andrew
 

I'll grab potato salad and pasta salad.

A


On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 17:33 Greg Mejlaender <gregnw44@...> wrote:
2018 City League Series Finale !!!
There will only be light wind all day tomorrow... but just like today, there should be a nice 10 mph N wind at SSP tomorrow after 5 till dark!!

Let's have a great turnout for the final official City League race of 2018 !!!
Novices to experts welcome... no previous experience needed.

Sail Sandpoint (SSP) is partially hosting a BBQ after the races, but we need to bring a few more contributions. They are providing some hamburgers - hotdogs - buns - the grill - some condiments - plates and cutlery.

City League regulars (and or, first-timers) we'd like some contributions from you... whatever you'd like to bring and share!!
Ideas - potato salad (easy to get at Safeway)... chips... soda or fruit juice... veggie tray... etc.
They have a refrigerator for salads, drinks, etc. so the things you bring won't be sitting in your hot car, while we're sailing.

A good idea might be to post back here what you're bringing... so 4 people don't bring the same exact thing.

See you tomorrow!
Greg :)
PS - There will likely be more Wed evening racing at SSP if people want to show up and conrtnue doing the same thing. But it will be a new series... not a continuation of City League.


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Andrew <andrew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:12 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
Hello All Cityleaguers and bystanders,
City League Races for 2018 CL#9 at Sail Sand Point (SSP) will be Wednesday, June 27th 2018.  

You can find driving directions here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/contact/

We will follow the same approach as in the past: (1) on Monday or Tuesday, the host shares race information through this email, (2) on Wednesday around noon the host will check the latest forecast and confirm that we are racing (no guarantee about accuracy). You can look at the most current forecast on windalert or sailflow (links below) to decide what to do. I will use this and mm5 maps and NOAA to guess at forecasts.

The following basic information were provided by Bryan Rust (SSP Adult Program Director):
  • The host will need to arrive by 5 pm (probably earlier) and coordinate with Jonathan (Open Boating Manager) who will set marks for us. Note: SSP hosts a beginning sailing class on Wednesday evening off the beach, so it may be necessary to set the course upwind and out of the way so there are no issues among fleets.
  • Jonathan will get the start box mounted on the mark and show the host how to use it. SSP has an automatic starter. Basically, there is a button on the front of the start box, that one of us needs to push to start the buzzer countdown. They use a 3 minute series.
  • Each participant needs to pay the $5 fee at the dockmaster desk either by cards or cash.
  • Therefore, unlike the races held at Des Moines, we will not follow a "fixed" race course. Instead, the race host will work with Sail Sandpoint staff to decide the race course depending on wind conditions, and other events concurrently held by SSP.
  • The Skipper's meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Sail Sand Point (see location of SSP here https://goo.gl/maps/VXiKgPBPgAz). It is best to get there early to rig up before the meeting and have your wet suit on and ready to go. The race host will try to arrive around 4:30, so that by 5:30 he will be available to have a real official meeting. Once you arrive, please remind the host about the meeting.
  • While you are not in a race you may at your own risk go anywhere you want but remember to follow precedence rules when encountering other vessels.
  • We will be using SSP automatic starting system. This system operates on a 3 minute sequence. We will make sure to inform people at the skipper meeting about the starting sequence. The early arriving folks should pay $5 and prepare a sign-in sheet. When you arrive, please sign this sheet and pay the fee.
  • Sail Sand Point has a weather station and webcam, so you can access their current conditions and SailFlow forecast here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/current-conditions/ 
  • Here is windalert model: http://windalert.com/spot/116695   

I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and update everyone.  Right now it's looking like a light northerly.



Andy


Re: City League #9 Wed June 27th

Greg Mejlaender
 

2018 City League Series Finale !!!
There will only be light wind all day tomorrow... but just like today, there should be a nice 10 mph N wind at SSP tomorrow after 5 till dark!!

Let's have a great turnout for the final official City League race of 2018 !!!
Novices to experts welcome... no previous experience needed.

Sail Sandpoint (SSP) is partially hosting a BBQ after the races, but we need to bring a few more contributions. They are providing some hamburgers - hotdogs - buns - the grill - some condiments - plates and cutlery.

City League regulars (and or, first-timers) we'd like some contributions from you... whatever you'd like to bring and share!!
Ideas - potato salad (easy to get at Safeway)... chips... soda or fruit juice... veggie tray... etc.
They have a refrigerator for salads, drinks, etc. so the things you bring won't be sitting in your hot car, while we're sailing.

A good idea might be to post back here what you're bringing... so 4 people don't bring the same exact thing.

See you tomorrow!
Greg :)
PS - There will likely be more Wed evening racing at SSP if people want to show up and conrtnue doing the same thing. But it will be a new series... not a continuation of City League.


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Andrew <andrew@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:12 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] City League #9 Wed June 27th
 
Hello All Cityleaguers and bystanders,
City League Races for 2018 CL#9 at Sail Sand Point (SSP) will be Wednesday, June 27th 2018.  

You can find driving directions here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/contact/

We will follow the same approach as in the past: (1) on Monday or Tuesday, the host shares race information through this email, (2) on Wednesday around noon the host will check the latest forecast and confirm that we are racing (no guarantee about accuracy). You can look at the most current forecast on windalert or sailflow (links below) to decide what to do. I will use this and mm5 maps and NOAA to guess at forecasts.

The following basic information were provided by Bryan Rust (SSP Adult Program Director):
  • The host will need to arrive by 5 pm (probably earlier) and coordinate with Jonathan (Open Boating Manager) who will set marks for us. Note: SSP hosts a beginning sailing class on Wednesday evening off the beach, so it may be necessary to set the course upwind and out of the way so there are no issues among fleets.
  • Jonathan will get the start box mounted on the mark and show the host how to use it. SSP has an automatic starter. Basically, there is a button on the front of the start box, that one of us needs to push to start the buzzer countdown. They use a 3 minute series.
  • Each participant needs to pay the $5 fee at the dockmaster desk either by cards or cash.
  • Therefore, unlike the races held at Des Moines, we will not follow a "fixed" race course. Instead, the race host will work with Sail Sandpoint staff to decide the race course depending on wind conditions, and other events concurrently held by SSP.
  • The Skipper's meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Sail Sand Point (see location of SSP here https://goo.gl/maps/VXiKgPBPgAz). It is best to get there early to rig up before the meeting and have your wet suit on and ready to go. The race host will try to arrive around 4:30, so that by 5:30 he will be available to have a real official meeting. Once you arrive, please remind the host about the meeting.
  • While you are not in a race you may at your own risk go anywhere you want but remember to follow precedence rules when encountering other vessels.
  • We will be using SSP automatic starting system. This system operates on a 3 minute sequence. We will make sure to inform people at the skipper meeting about the starting sequence. The early arriving folks should pay $5 and prepare a sign-in sheet. When you arrive, please sign this sheet and pay the fee.
  • Sail Sand Point has a weather station and webcam, so you can access their current conditions and SailFlow forecast here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/current-conditions/ 
  • Here is windalert model: http://windalert.com/spot/116695   

I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and update everyone.  Right now it's looking like a light northerly.



Andy


City League #9 Wed June 27th

Andrew
 

Hello All Cityleaguers and bystanders,
City League Races for 2018 CL#9 at Sail Sand Point (SSP) will be Wednesday, June 27th 2018.  

You can find driving directions here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/contact/

We will follow the same approach as in the past: (1) on Monday or Tuesday, the host shares race information through this email, (2) on Wednesday around noon the host will check the latest forecast and confirm that we are racing (no guarantee about accuracy). You can look at the most current forecast on windalert or sailflow (links below) to decide what to do. I will use this and mm5 maps and NOAA to guess at forecasts.

The following basic information were provided by Bryan Rust (SSP Adult Program Director):
  • The host will need to arrive by 5 pm (probably earlier) and coordinate with Jonathan (Open Boating Manager) who will set marks for us. Note: SSP hosts a beginning sailing class on Wednesday evening off the beach, so it may be necessary to set the course upwind and out of the way so there are no issues among fleets.
  • Jonathan will get the start box mounted on the mark and show the host how to use it. SSP has an automatic starter. Basically, there is a button on the front of the start box, that one of us needs to push to start the buzzer countdown. They use a 3 minute series.
  • Each participant needs to pay the $5 fee at the dockmaster desk either by cards or cash.
  • Therefore, unlike the races held at Des Moines, we will not follow a "fixed" race course. Instead, the race host will work with Sail Sandpoint staff to decide the race course depending on wind conditions, and other events concurrently held by SSP.
  • The Skipper's meeting will be held at 5:30pm at Sail Sand Point (see location of SSP here https://goo.gl/maps/VXiKgPBPgAz). It is best to get there early to rig up before the meeting and have your wet suit on and ready to go. The race host will try to arrive around 4:30, so that by 5:30 he will be available to have a real official meeting. Once you arrive, please remind the host about the meeting.
  • While you are not in a race you may at your own risk go anywhere you want but remember to follow precedence rules when encountering other vessels.
  • We will be using SSP automatic starting system. This system operates on a 3 minute sequence. We will make sure to inform people at the skipper meeting about the starting sequence. The early arriving folks should pay $5 and prepare a sign-in sheet. When you arrive, please sign this sheet and pay the fee.
  • Sail Sand Point has a weather station and webcam, so you can access their current conditions and SailFlow forecast here: http://www.sailsandpoint.org/about-us/current-conditions/ 
  • Here is windalert model: http://windalert.com/spot/116695   

I'll check the forecast again tomorrow and update everyone.  Right now it's looking like a light northerly.



Andy


Re: Dash Point Monday

Grant MacDonald
 

Sail rotates fine, but popping them off to derig took some effort.


Re: I need a map!

Barbara Belt
 

Thanks, that's a big help!
Does anyone windsurf off of Bainbridge Island or on Liberty Bay near Poulsbo?  That's the closest water to my house.


Re: Dash Point Monday

Glenn Reichenbach
 

Grant,
Are you saying that popping the cams from one side to the other takes lots of force or that taking the cams out of the sail takes force?
 
You can do some things that make the pop over easier:  They added soft sponge wedges to the old big cams that keeps the cam from locking over too far to each side.  They also make slimmer cams that still work on the old fat masts that pop over easier.  If the cam is too tight it can be tuned/trimmed to make it shorter to put less pressure on the mast:  Just file the swivel joint flat and then use a round file to put the groove back into the swivel joint.  You can also pick up some old big cams at Sailworks for cheap if you want to go back to full size.  If the cam is too loose you can add the shims in the swivel joint.  Also check that the rollers in the cam are working correctly. You can also spray the cam with something like Mclube:
--Glenn
 
 

-----Original Message-----
From: grantmac017 via Groups.Io <grantmac017@...>
To: nw-windtalk <nw-windtalk@groups.io>
Sent: Tue, Jun 26, 2018 7:36 am
Subject: Re: [nw-windtalk] Dash Point Monday

I just picked up a 3 cam 7.2 NX4 and tried it in the yard both with and without the top cam. It seems to rotate really well even with minimum downhaul.

This is the first sail I've had that rigs with the cams off and I did find popping them on and off to take a lot of force. Could be the mast I'm using though. 


Re: Gorge Sun-Mon

Don Ledford
 

On 06/26/2018 08:13 AM, Greg Mejlaender wrote:
Yuck - FOUR sails - rigging and de-rigging all day... geez, that's kind of a hassle :(

The Gorge "can be" just as up and down and gusty in the summer... as Seattle in the winter.

It sounds like you did get some good flying time though... so that's good. Also - it's just fun being down there!

Yes - it was up and down.  Unlike our local storm driven ups and downs these lasted at least 1/2 hour.  Some of rigging frenzy was just me doing a parametric study to better understand this foiling thing.

Like Glenn mentioned I also had an in-the-straps water start directly to foiling.  When the wind became too strong for the 7.0m2 I foiled out into the wind and was positioned to just tip the sail forward a bit and pop back up.

It's so unfair - Tom will get more foiling hours this week than we'll get all Summer.  On the other hand it won't be getting boring for us in the near future.

- Don


Re: Gorge Sun-Mon

Greg Mejlaender
 

Yuck - FOUR sails - rigging and de-rigging all day... geez, that's kind of a hassle :(

The Gorge "can be" just as up and down and gusty in the summer... as Seattle in the winter.

It sounds like you did get some good flying time though... so that's good. Also - it's just fun being down there!

Greg - 


From: nw-windtalk@groups.io <nw-windtalk@groups.io> on behalf of Don Ledford <don.ledford@...>
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2018 7:45 PM
To: nw-windtalk@groups.io
Subject: [nw-windtalk] Gorge Sun-Mon
 
I was in Hood River the past two days.  Sunday was hot and the wind
didn't fill in until the evening.  I was still tired from the wave
sailing on Saturday and my wife, Diane, was looking at menus so no
sailing for me.

Monday (today) I went to the Event Site. Tom was foiling with a 4.2m2
and rarely slogging. So I started with an Exocet RF91, Slingshot Fwind1
foil, and Aerotech Phantom 5.0m2.

It was too much and after a few reaches I came in to rig a 4.0m2.  One
sloggy reach and I came back for the 5.0m2.  Oops, the wind dropped
while I was on the beach so I grabbed a Flyer 6.0m2. Oops, dropped some
more, so went back out with a Flyer 7.0m2.

The 7.0m2 worked well for about an hour.  The wind kept building and I
finally had to give up.  Tom was thinking about heading back out with
his 4.2m2.

I probably could have used a Flyer 6.0m2 the entire time and it would
have occasionally been just right.




Re: Dash Point Monday

Grant MacDonald
 

I just picked up a 3 cam 7.2 NX4 and tried it in the yard both with and without the top cam. It seems to rotate really well even with minimum downhaul.

This is the first sail I've had that rigs with the cams off and I did find popping them on and off to take a lot of force. Could be the mast I'm using though.