Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hucker High Jump

I believe this is Dale Cook on a 2014 4.2m^2 Sailworks Hucker sail with a Roberts board in the Columbia Gorge.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August 31 Coyote Point Site Report

Great fun on 5.6m sail during ebb tide

So far, I've been very happy with my new Garmin 920XT and the heart rate monitor straps that store the data until after windsurfing then upload it to the watch.  After you finish sailing and hit "save" it uploads the data from the HR strap then uses bluetooth to send the info to my smartphone that uploads it to Garmin, effortlessly.  It was a lot more work with the 310XT.

Oh, and the top speeds are much more reliable.

Great fun on 5.6m sail during ebb tide. Top sustained speed reached at 24.9 MPH also
Posted by Kirk Lindstrom on Monday, August 31, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Coyote Pt Site Report 5/27/15

Coyote Point Site Report for Wednesday May 27, 2015

Team Real Wind . Really fun, challenging hour on 6.6 sailworks Hucker for me and 7.3 Nash for Carl. Some great swells on port and speed runs on starboard

Posted by Kirk Lindstrom on Wednesday, May 27, 2015
My Garmin 310XT GPS says I hit 38.5. I don't think I hit 38.5 MPH though I didn't crash so I'm not sure why it would read so high... but, given the conditions, I was probably hitting near record speed on a few runs so maybe the conditions might have been just right when running downwind with the chop and gusts hitting near 30 with a 6.6 Sailworks Hucker sail where I could have easily been on my 5.6 Hucker.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Palo Alto Mud Dawgs Bid Farewell to Hung Chen

Farewell Hung!

On Memorial Day Monday some of the Palo Alto Mud Dawgs bid farewell to our friend, Hung Chen. 

Bill Keating and his beautiful wife, Emy, hosted the party at their Redwood City home.

Hung with his wife and two kids will return to Taiwan later this week to live. Hung will work at TSMC and care for his aging parents.

Hung is a great friend and we will miss him.

Here are a few pictures from the party.

Party Animals!

Dog photo courtesy of George Luk.

Coyote Point on Saturday May 23, 2015

Hung and I are both regulars at Coyote Point, too. While many of us are lazy on the beach waiting for better wind, we'd often find Hung out having great fun on his big board working on tricks in low wind and then powering up in the gusts to do other tricks.  

Here is a picture of Hung jibing at Coyote Point on Saturday May 23, 2015 after he caught a gust to do a duck jibe.   Notice all others in the photo, except for the kiter, are swimming in!

I went out on my biggest board (141L) and found it was too much in the 28 MPH gusts behind SFO and too light for the near zero lulls inside to be comfortable.  (I did not have to swim in!)   

While most of us were complaining on the beach after trying to sail the 0 to 28 MPH wind, Hung was out sailing on his very floaty board inside with a smaller sail to handle the gusts, making me wish I had a huge board for those days so I could do this too.