Tuesday, April 7, 2009

What a fun stick day looks like...

From 2:30 to 5:30 I was sailing a 4.7 and having a lot of fun. I was planing about 85% of the time and this is what the wind graph looked like. The water was pure flat butter as the tide had a little ebb going.

Kinda hard to believe, huh? Rich and Arnie from Pappas Rock were there with me working on freestyle. We were all getting very wet and having a lot of fun. I could have been on a bigger sail, but was having a lot of fun using a 4.7, working on efficiency and using a sail I could really toss around.

I'm not sure if it's meter accuracy or the big board effect. Maybe I'm even getting slightly more efficient... *gasp*


Arnie said...

yeah, we scored!!!! Sorry for the too close a body drag, i thought i was a lill more upwind... I am dreading your revenge.

It seemed like u were trying forwards??? Rich and I will help you nail them, just ask or follow or clinics this summer!

Oh, and as soon as the stick sensor is over 14-15 on average it is good. I have sailed there when it was averaging 12 and I was still powered on a 6.2

My 5.6 felt perfect yday, I am impressed you made the 4.7 work!!!

surazo said...

I agree with Arnie; I've scored plenty of good days at da Stick when is reading 11 or 12 (on a 5.4/100Lt). Wind direction and look at the high (19-20 mph for me is the min requirements) not just the average wind speed. Forwards?! I want to see it, Aaron!

Waterturtle said...

What? You don't read my stuff in the bathroom anymore?

Looking forward to hopefully getting some time on the water with you next August when I come out there.

Catapulting Aaron said...

Arnie-- I didn't try any forwards yesterday, hopefully I'll get a good day for some attempts soon! Definitely wanna get that one!

Mac-- sorry I must've forgot to move yours over when I was making changes last week. I look forward to your visit, I should be able to set you up with gear!

Andy said...

Bummer!! There's much less chance of reading epic catapult stories if you're actually becoming a more efficient sailor... I am, however, glad that you're starting to "get it!"