I posted to the MOWIND site.
Great racing today with Adam, me, and Steve Johnson sailing the same
course slalom gear that we used at Dam Jam a few weeks ago, since the
wind was in the 15-30 mph range. Very gusty and shifty too.
I was on the Starboard iSonic 121 with a 40 cm fin and a 7.8 Severne
Reflex2. Adam was on a 145L F2 Hornet with a 42 cm fin and a 7.8 Pryde
RS-R. Steve Johnson was in his Starboard formula 155 and a Loft sail.
We did pretty well against the longboards, usually trailing to he
first upwind mark, catching up through he reaches and jibes, and then
holding our own on the long upwind leg to start he second lap. If the
wind was particularly shifty on the upwind legs the longboards could
get back in the mix. It also made a big difference how the wind lines
up going through the reaching legs. If the wind was up towards the
beach it was easy sailing. But if the wind was down or really gusty it
made the reaching legs much much slower.
More wind forecast for tomorrow.