Woot! We finally had a big wind day in Massachusetts this summer, with 20 knots from the Southwest at Nahant. I got out after work and was joined by Scott from Michigan. I've never met anyone from Michigan who wasn't a delightful and genuine person, and Scott continues that streak. He sailed a 6.5 Sailworks Retro on a 108 liter RRD freeride board, and I sailed a 5.5 Aerotech Charge on a 106 liter Exocet Cross. I used a 22 cm weed-wave fin at first, but when I realized that the waves were mostly too small to ride I switched to a 32 cm MUfin "No Spin" to have better trim for flat water blasting and racing Scott.
I shot some boom-mounted GoPro camera video and edited it up with a Lou Reed song.
Nahant Waveless 7-17-12 from James Douglass on Vimeo.
Looking at the video, I notice my regular jibes are pretty good, but my duck jibes need work to be able to exit with speed.
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