1st session in 2022
Sailed at The Hatch
Wind from the W (mph)
Board: JP 85L Freestyle!
Sail: 4.6 S2 Maui Dragon
Fin: 17cm Freestyle
Suit: 3/2 Ion Short Arms Long Legs
Water Temperature: 68 F
Air Temperature: 90 F
Well, in the middle of the heatwave a small puff of wind came down the columbia.
I rigged my 'big' sail and went out to play. Planing in the middle, but pretty lightly, so i focused on light wind freestyle.
I did get a perfect planing duck tack on the inside and a nice starboard boomerang. :)
Non planing I got lots of upwind 360 diablo sailducks (like a backwinded duck tack), i am getting them figured out. Scott said 'they look cool'. Yeah!
I got a few clew first (cf) heli tacks and some fin first (ff) heli tacks on the nose of the board. I can only do them in really light wind, so i was stoked to be able to practice.
There are multiple ways to get out of sailing ff, one of which is turning the tail of the board downwind; this is considered 'hard', so I have been working on this too.
Anyhow, tons of fun playing around.