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by Alton » Thu May 23, 2019 6:33 pm

Day 1 at the Spit on 9m+TT in steady SW 25. Silky smooth water in river excellent for boosting. Big turn out around 1pm much like a typical weekend.

Perfect session after returning from a 2 week business trip in Toronto/Ottawa.

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by Alton » Sun May 26, 2019 3:51 pm

Day 2 - Decided to pinch out a session before the Spit closure (Mon-Wed). Marginally powered on 9m+TT in SW 18-22 so stayed in the river mouth for 1.5 hrs. After the chop got to me I called it a day early and beat the weekend traffic home.

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by Alan » Sun May 26, 2019 4:17 pm

The above two iWindsurf graphs seem to be too high
with respect to Alton's reported speeds,
and to the on-site sensor at the Spit, as shown below.

For example, at 2pm on May 23 the iWindsurf/iKitesurf sensor reported gusts over 40mph, in contrast to the more sensible onsite sensor which reported gusts to about 28 knots.

Better to get screenshots of the on-site sensor to post here. It's naturally a better located sensor, as has been discussed several times, plus now the iWindsurf/iKitesurf appears to be way too high. :)
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by LeopardSkin » Sun May 26, 2019 8:07 pm

Yes, the SWS sensor verifies my on-water observations on Thursday and Sunday

Thanks Al!
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by C36 » Sun May 26, 2019 9:14 pm

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Bent. Late start. Bigger sail and fin (looked light). Lull in the cove on launch had me wondering if I would be swimming. Rebound. River. Cliffs with Ryan. Downwinder back when the wind got spooky (shifting and oscillating hot and cold). Noticed my mast extension was bent when I derigged (odd). Then after showing Ryan and Tony I realised while driving home that the clearing sets last weekend at Long Beach likely did it when I tried to sail the SE on Friday - the last time I used that extension (that I understand).

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by Craig » Mon May 27, 2019 11:59 pm

Nice shots. Need to finish the weld repair on my bus ....thanks for the reminder. great afternoon out of nexen. 6.5 105 38cm.
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by filipj » Tue May 28, 2019 2:07 pm

Cranking. People out on 4.0-4.5 fully lit. Sunny . Come on out!
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by Alton » Tue May 28, 2019 10:53 pm

filipj wrote: ... Come on out!

Some of us have to work :cry:
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by filipj » Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 am

Yeah, that would be me today.
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by morrison » Wed May 29, 2019 8:29 pm

Alton wrote:
filipj wrote: ... Come on out!

Some of us have to work :cry:


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