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, April 22, 2011

Broken rules.

I know my body. It’s only taken me 40 something years; but I’ve pretty much figured out that if I go windsurfing in the Ocean in conditions like we had on Saturday, I need a day off to rest. But just like the 12 year old I am mentally I succumbed to peer pressure and sailed Tanner on Sunday. Believe it or not I was on the exact same rig I used the day before in Logo high waves. But out by the sedges across the bay behind Gilgo the water was only about 1 to 2 feet deep dead flat, and super fast. Great practice for my jibes. But I broke rule number one don’t windsurf two days in a row. Give myself time to heal.

Yesterday [Thursday] afternoon I sailed Nest Neck with Mustang, Rich, Al, and Jeff. Classic outgoing tide, with a gusty North Westerly. No gloves needed!

It was so good that I broke rule number two; don’t sail longer than three hours. As a result my knee and shoulder are so sore, I actually followed rule number one and blew off a great surf this morning with Mustang. Sorry man; I am just too sore, and it’s supposed to be windy again tomorrow on Saturday. Man’s got to know his limitations…
BTW I'm in the green. Photos thanks to BLUEHARBORCAT.


McPhilly said...

Folks have some interesting looking PFDs on these days...any special doodads?

Looks like a fun day at West Neck. drove by there one windy day with the family on the way to Caumsett, but nothing but film crews — no windsurfers that day.

drysuit2 said...

I sewed a little back pack on mine. It holds extra line, a stubby Phillips head screwdriver, a downhaul cleat, and a glow stick. It's also a nice place to stash a pair of full mitts in case I have to swim home. When I have to sail a great distance: like when going to Demo, I wear a small Camelback under my PFD to stay hydrated. and last but not least...every year I buy a new strobe for my PFD. let's hope we never have to use it. Can't wait to sail, or surf with you again. I'm sailing; but not hardcore. My knee is still tender from a few weeks back.