Thursday, November 6, 2008
Hotdogging in Rye
Yesterday in the mail I got the picture cd of the racing at the AYC HPDO regatta. Consistent foiling was really only possible on the first day before the warning, so when I saw the guy in the inflatable with the long lens camera I made a mad dash toward him for a "hot dog" shot. Let's see.... hike out with only one foot under the strap. Whoops! the other foot slips out. Yeah, Peter doesn't have the only boat that can foil by itself...
On Sunday the breeze was so light that I was in low-rider mode only. With the cable disconnected and the wand raised up I felt I was back in the seventies working my plywood boat upwind. Lots of bow-down attitude to keep the stern (and now, gantry) from dragging. My speed made good upwind was as high as anyone else's, except for Chris who just managed to just beat me to the weather mark by lots of pumping and close reaching to get up on the foils.
Photos courtesy of “PhotoBoat.com”.