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LeeD



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couple of nice steady days at Rod & Gun.
Wed 4.5 for most, 5.0 for the stronger guys.
Thurs 6.5 and steady cruising.
No crowds, enough water, little annoying chop.
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windward1



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Natural Bridges Reply with quote

Skip this and jump two down.

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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Natural Bridges Reply with quote

Duplicate post cause I was informed there was no route to the Forum. Sorry about that.

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windward1



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good day at Natural Bridges. Folk out on 4.7s and less in size. One on a 5.0. Occasionally a big set would come through. Blowing close to thirty average. Gusts, of course, higher.
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windward1



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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 8:12 pm    Post subject: Natural Bridges Reply with quote

Good again. 3.7 to 5.2. Roughly corresponding to the sailor's size.
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ctuna



Joined: 27 Jun 1995
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Location: Santa Cruz Ca

PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: San Luis Res no weeds yet saturday 5/25/2013 Reply with quote

San Luis Res no weeds yet
The water level is pretty low . (around 218)
There is an island showing buy the campsites on the south side.
And about three shallow spots it is best to walk through.
The channel by the power lines is fine.
About to 5 to 10 sailing and camping.
Started out on a 5.7 about 2pm then went to a 5.3 about 3 pm.
One the most even wind days so far out of the 4 or 5 times I have
been up there this year.
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dvCali



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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 12:48 pm    Post subject: Crossy saturday 5/25/2013 Reply with quote

Great day at Crissy on a the HSM Firelight 4.3, powered up for the afternoon. Lot of chop but also some swell just west of point Anita. Very Happy

Witnessed second Kite "accident" in three days. Thursday a kiter lost is board and dragged himself to shore with the kite, Saturday I almost got tangled in a kite drifting downwind with no kiter in sight. Turned around and there he was, 50 yards upwind, drifting hopelessly in the Ebb tide a mile plus from shore. To make the story short the Coast Guard picked him up later. Still kind of scary to see somebody in the middle of the Bay with no floatation and no hope to make it back by his own means ...
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buzzwordbrad



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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Crossy saturday 5/25/2013 Reply with quote

dvCali wrote:
Great day at Crissy on a the HSM Firelight 4.3, powered up for the afternoon. Lot of chop but also some swell just west of point Anita. Very Happy

Witnessed second Kite "accident" in three days. Thursday a kiter lost is board and dragged himself to shore with the kite, Saturday I almost got tangled in a kite drifting downwind with no kiter in sight. Turned around and there he was, 50 yards upwind, drifting hopelessly in the Ebb tide a mile plus from shore. To make the story short the Coast Guard picked him up later. Still kind of scary to see somebody in the middle of the Bay with no floatation and no hope to make it back by his own means ...


i don't sail crissy much and yesterday was a rare exception. so please what is the proper procedure when you see a kite racer flying at crissy straight downwind at full speed out of control/no way to stop/depower, no room to navigate, overtaking everyone, toward the beach where everyone jibing/crashing/slogging/no wind. well i tried congratulating them on how "forward-thinking" they were being, but i'm open to other ideas for the future.

p.s. i don't mean to turn this into kite bashing, just honestly curious.
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windward1



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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Natural Bridges Reply with quote

Windy! 3.5 to 5.2 depending on sailor size. I was on a 6.5 on my first short session as the wind was lighter (in the teens) when I rigged. But it was blowing over 25 when I went out. So back in and down to a 4.7. Just right, but was still overpowered during some of the gusts.
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victor



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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: kiter/windsurfer etiquette Reply with quote

like a falling tree in the forest if a rider does something special where no one sees it it's not special

if the kiter was on large course board and experienced he may have just appeared out of control. guys on those setups can look pretty scary.

regardless, the sailor leaving the launch/harbor is supposed to have the right of way regardless of what (s)he is on. out on the water it's the one on starboard tack(right hand forward on the boom).

best to give anyone a wide berth no matter who has the right of way.
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