27 Mar 2005 23:37:19
Charles Jutkins
Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

Please give a report.
Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?




27 Mar 2005 16:40:25
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

it was sailable at Crissy on Big gear but the rain started @ 3:30 and I
went home, I'm sick of the rain!



28 Mar 2005 01:14:06
Cliff Frost
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

Berkeley Marina was a happening place today! Lots of us out
on small gear and one Formula racer (Steve Sylvester). I went
out on my EVO 92 and 5.8 Aerotech Charge (I weigh 210#) and
it was perfect.

Cheers,
Cliff

Charles Jutkins <ctuna03@sfsbcglobal.net > wrote:
> Please give a report.
> Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?




28 Mar 2005 03:34:23
Dave
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

Sailed Alameda today, pulled up just as the rain started around 3:30pm
and most people left. Tried sailing a 5.2 but it was to much up and
down. Went to the 6.0 and was well powered to over powered till around
5:30pm when I headed in. Nice day except rain was a bit much at times.

-Dave

Charles Jutkins wrote:
> Please give a report.
> Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?
>
>


28 Mar 2005 05:31:57
juan
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

Palo Alto on a 7.5. Just one other sailor there, underpowered on a 5.8,
who left when I got in. Ups and downs, but I still had fun. Had to do
the wade of shame on the low-tide mud to get back to the dock upwind.

Charles Jutkins wrote:
> Please give a report.
> Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?



28 Mar 2005 09:09:56
Charles Jutkins
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

So I would imagine the reach is between the restaurant and the Rocks on the
Beach is this correct . Do you launch at of the rocks along the frontage
road or what?

"Cliff Frost" <cliff@ack.Berkeley.EDU > wrote in message
news:d27lou$2lhh$1@agate.berkeley.edu...
> Berkeley Marina was a happening place today! Lots of us out
> on small gear and one Formula racer (Steve Sylvester). I went
> out on my EVO 92 and 5.8 Aerotech Charge (I weigh 210#) and
> it was perfect.
>
> Cheers,
> Cliff
>
> Charles Jutkins <ctuna03@sfsbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Please give a report.
> > Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?
>
>




28 Mar 2005 16:51:27
Cliff Frost
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

Basically correct.

It looked to me like a few people launched at the restaurant or maybe from
the beach along the frontage road. I've done both on a South wind. The beach
is actually an OK launch, although you may have to wade out pretty far, and be
careful of fin-eating rocks. The restaurant has a nasty short walk over tricky
rocks but it's a really nice launch once you're in the water.

From those places the wind seems (to me) to come a little more from the West
so you get longer reaches. Still, I think most people launch from one of the
docks in the bay.

Yesterday I launched from a dock and sailed mostly back and forth in front of
the docks. I never made it out of the bay, but I wasn't trying to. I was just
trying to stay upwind enough to practice jibes, and I even made one! (The EVO
seems pretty forgiving on jibes actually, but I haven't sailed it much and
didn't have the setup quite dialed in and my dog ate my homework and...)

At times there was quite a bit of swell to play with. Rathokan was out
practicing looping. Sylvester was working on getting his 9.0 setup just right.
Several people got off pretty good jumps. I saw one guy go up about 6 feet
and then just hang for what seemed like several seconds before coming down to
a nice gentle landing.

I like Berkeley on a South storm wind as long as it isn't too much up and
down. I got an hour or so of great fun and came in when it started to look
like rain. Finished derigging in heavy rain. I think usually when it starts
raining the wind becomes useless, but I'm not sure that happened yesterday.
When I left there were still a lot of folks out and the wind was howling.

Cheers,
Cliff

Charles Jutkins <ctuna03@sfsbcglobal.net > wrote:
> So I would imagine the reach is between the restaurant and the Rocks on the
> Beach is this correct . Do you launch at of the rocks along the frontage
> road or what?

> "Cliff Frost" <cliff@ack.Berkeley.EDU> wrote in message
> news:d27lou$2lhh$1@agate.berkeley.edu...
>> Berkeley Marina was a happening place today! Lots of us out
>> on small gear and one Formula racer (Steve Sylvester). I went
>> out on my EVO 92 and 5.8 Aerotech Charge (I weigh 210#) and
>> it was perfect.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Cliff
>>
>> Charles Jutkins <ctuna03@sfsbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> > Please give a report.
>> > Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?
>>
>>




28 Mar 2005 20:31:11
JM
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

Ocean Beach Sunday:

http://imageevent.com/srfjm/jmsgallery/obstormsailing

I spent most of the time sailing myself, but stopped to snap a few shots
before the rain started...
JM



"juan" <juan@somewhere.earth > wrote in message
news:hFM1e.16186$C47.9091@newssvr14.news.prodigy.com...
> Palo Alto on a 7.5. Just one other sailor there, underpowered on a 5.8,
> who left when I got in. Ups and downs, but I still had fun. Had to do the
> wade of shame on the low-tide mud to get back to the dock upwind.
>
> Charles Jutkins wrote:
>> Please give a report.
>> Also how is Candlestick on a Strong South Wind?
>




28 Mar 2005 22:30:42
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

yeah baby, that was pretty fun, eh? it seems like it's been like a
year since i've been powered up. I've just been riding a 5.2 and a 101
freestyle board for as long as I can remember, so it was nice to be
powered up on a 4.7 and a smaller board. the guy skying the jumps was
Sofien Sehiri. He can jump so high off of nothing. I used to be able
to jump like that (sort of), but now I ride these smaller boards w/
smaller fins and inboard straps. kind of makes me want to take out my
super-x 82 w/ four straps and sail super powered up and just boost some
floaters. Seriously, Sofien is one of the best jumpers I've seen.
trying to teach him how to loop right now, but he's learning the
flatwater off-the-wind style.... not the big loft stalled end-over-end
style (which I'm sure he could do considering how lofty his jumps are).

kev



28 Mar 2005 22:34:11
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

that's rad. i live at ocean beach now, but I've only sailed there
once.... on a SE storm wind about two months ago. it was really fun,
though, and i'd like to sail there again, but i'm usually driving
around the bay for work during the day, so i usually end up pretty far
from home.

Is there a reason you went out at Pacheco instead of somewhere else
(like Kelly's, where I sailed the last time).

kev



28 Mar 2005 22:40:04
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

BTW, did anybody sail OB today? It looked like it was blowing pretty
hard NW. I sailed Crissy... it was ripping pretty hard... 4.7 very
powered up.

ah, seems like the season's finally here.



29 Mar 2005 07:48:52
JM
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

I've been sailing OB for years (well the 6 that I've lived in the Bay Area).
The first time I checked it out was largely because I was sick of driving
for wave sailing. There's quite a learning curve here, even when it's small
(very powerful waves, strong current, often onshore winds to name a few).
Most people who check it out don't come back :) After sailing it a few
times, I started really figuring the place out, and it's pretty unreal. I
live on the Great Highway now, so I catch pretty much everything it serves
up... onshore/side-onshore NW, sideshore Southerlies, and even starboard
tack side-off N/NE winds. We had one day this past September with a long
period West swell and strong Northeasterlies blowing sideoff. The biggest
problem we had was avoiding the surfers (we surf here as well). I don't
ever expect to see conditions like that again here, but it was better than
San Carlos.

I live near Quintara, so it's too easy to just walk across the street and go
surfing or windsurfing right here. On the NW winds, I used to sail the
North end. The waves are smaller up there, and it's generally a bit easier.
On the Southerlies, I used to launch off VFW... mostly so you have more
beach downwind of you in case of trouble. These days I pretty much always
stay on this end of the beach. I know the various breaks and generally
understand the currents... and why drive?

Here's some OB surf pix:
http://imageevent.com/srfjm/jmsgallery/obsurfstuff

JM



<rathokan@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1112078404.148159.163250@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> BTW, did anybody sail OB today? It looked like it was blowing pretty
> hard NW. I sailed Crissy... it was ripping pretty hard... 4.7 very
> powered up.
>
> ah, seems like the season's finally here.
>




29 Mar 2005 08:02:51
JM
Re: Anybody sailing the SF Bay today?

ah, and as far as sailing Monday goes, I missed it... work. OB would've
been sweet though... not to crazy, as the swell was smaller. BTW I did
have 2 great afternoons here Thursday and Friday. The waves were really
clean (lighter air) and breaking on the mid/outer bars at low tide.
JM


<rathokan@gmail.com > wrote in message
news:1112078404.148159.163250@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> BTW, did anybody sail OB today? It looked like it was blowing pretty
> hard NW. I sailed Crissy... it was ripping pretty hard... 4.7 very
> powered up.
>
> ah, seems like the season's finally here.
>