According to the statistics, August is one of the least windy months of the year. Fortunately, August does not know that. After sailing 5 of the last 6 days, I'm glad it is not windy today!
Yesterday was great, with a little trip to Egg Island to work on alphas in perfectly flat water. But the best day was a couple of days ago, when SSW wind and low tide created a lovely water playground. Here's a quick video:
Perfect timing to get my freestyling into shape for the ABK camp in 2 weeks. Amazingly, there are still more than 6 spots available, but they can fill up very quickly. If you plan to do the camp, sign up now! Yes, Marty, that includes you!
While I was having fun falling a lot, Chris had a blast on his slalom gear. He sailed 139 km (more than 3 marathons), which included 196 jibes (cleanly planing through more than 100). I kept sailing for a few more hours to back him up, and we got rewarded with a 4th place in the "Distance" ranking for the month on the GPS Team Challenge. Not too bad for a "low wind" month!
Slalom Models of Interest in 2017
3 days ago