Yes, they did. Well, Nina's gloves came off. She did not need them during a lovely session at Barnstable Harbor today. It was warm! Air temperatures were somewhere in the mid-50s. The water is still colder, so I still needed open-palm mittens, but was nice and toasty otherwise. At least no more need for hoods!
The wind was somewhere between WNW and NW, so the flat spots were few and far between. It was also quite up and down, from overpowered to not planing. But the windmeter readings for Chapin showed averages of 12 mph or below, and gusts only up to 16. So we should not complain about planing most of the time on 5.0 (Nina), 6.3 (Hardie), and 6.0.
ABK camp in Hatteras is only three weeks away!
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