Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Too cold for soft water sailing and too warm for ice.



Too cold for soft water sailing and too warm for ice.


It's 9 degrees out right now. The high for today is expected to be 21. Segue, still has ice on her deck, so it's to slippery for me to sail her.

As far as windsurfing goes...I pretty much draw the line at 35 degrees. Any colder and I break stuff: like my body, and gear. My sails are especially brittle in the cold.

So I'm trolling the ice reports this morning, looking for a spot with clean, sailable ice. I will probably have to travel a bit. The local waters are still liquid.

I'm getting antsy. I haven't sailed since January 3rd.
It's time to sharpen those blades!

3 comments:

Jeff, aka Peconic Jeff said...

Hi Frank, when were those shots taken? Did you find any clean ice today?

Ian Berger said...

I'm amazed by those ice boards. I hear you can get a lot of speed on those things.

Read your comment, Frank. Thanks for the input and the link. I'm not as strong a windsurfer as most of you, but I love the sport, and especially love writing about it. Sometimes that's a stretch in the winter months.

-Ian

www.hudsonwindsurfer.blogspot.com

drysuit2 said...

Jeff,
Those pics are from last year on Lake Ronkonkoma.

I did not sail Saturday, but heard that Lake Ronkonkoma was sailed yesterday.
If we get any sort of breeze; I'll drive there.