Saturday, April 16, 2016

Hatteras 2016 Wrap Up

Woo big fun at the new Sounds Fabulous house. Plenty of fun and drama getting down and back but well worth it. Here's the breakdown of the sailing: 5 for 6

4/9 Sat. W 30-40+ 3.7 powered with lots of deep water pushed up sailing right in front of house. Late eve sesh started at 6pm but well worth it. 45 degrees mittens a must. Good Start. 

4/10 Sun. Classic Sunny SW 15-20 Morning sesh 12m was perfect and warm temps hanging though. 3-4 hrs. Done by lunch. 

4/11 Mon. More Sun. More SW 15-20 12m.  Great afternoon sesh 2-7pm. Lots of smiles with long day after waiting out slow morning. 

4/12 Tues. Fog start and no wind. Beer me early. Bound to have one of these. 

4/13 Wed. North switch overnight rocks house and morning brings NNE 30-40 with all the water drawn out of our cove. Good things start with overpowered 4.2 followed by 7m all day. Later rigged 3.7. Again no clouds sunny with temps 52-56. Downwinder to Salvo Beach. 4.5 miles of 7m slashing in just over hour. Loved it. 

4/14 Thurs. exact repeat of NNE to 40+ Wednesday. Got 3 hours on 3.7 and the rest on 7m. Sun sun and more sun. Cool but super powered and Duke driving upswing and slashing back down. This is getting really fun with smallest kite and sail only. I could get used to this. 

4/15 Friday exact repeat of Thursday. Started at 9am on 9m and then by 11:30 it was only the 7. Went playing way upwind and the water was glass with 40 gusts. Only the Duke and 7 for me. Great drifting the kite and deep trenching turns. Last one off the water at 7pm. Long day of perfection. Late night. Pack it up - were out! Woo. Great week.