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.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Brook finally has a December session

Brook finally had a December session. December; as you know, has been a  pretty good month for wind. Unfortunately, most of those days have been during the week.And for Brook, on every weekend, someone in his family has been ill. So instead of carving hard, he's been wiping runny noses. In fact he recently lamented that this will probably be the first December he has missed sailing for like 12 years.

Until yesterday; when we all got an early Christmas present. We sailed West Neck in 4.2 to 5.5 conditions during an outgoing tide. Just beautiful. All the photo's are by Brook so he isn't in any of them. And I am still in search of a simple Windows based video editing program for my GoPro. Not that it would have mattered any way. Visibility was zero during the frequent snow squalls that would blast through. But it was warm enough that we didn't have to contend with ice. In attendance were Rich, Florian, George, Brook, Mustang, and myself. Dommer showed up: but too late for a safe session.
 That is one ugly board

Florian on the way out. I'm the tiny orange sail on the other side. I think the red one is Rich.

Flo goes for air

George, carving hard

I'm the tiny sail on the left. George is on the right.


MoBay said...

Was great to sail with you! Thank God I managed to get wet and actually have fun. By the way, the Quatro is pretty ugly. I agree.

McPhilly said...

Thanks for the post and the pics.

Vicariously enjoying. Nostalgia.

Unlike Brook, this is not my first completely missed December, but the the "misty" photos capture an atmosphere.

PS. I like the Hawaiian burst of color the gaudy Quattro adds to an otherwise cold grey looking New York sound day. The irony.

Digging the Flo chop hop. Nothing like a starboard ramp in an otherwise port-side air favoring beach.

drysuit2 said...

Who is MoBay? That you Moo Stang?