28 Dec 2006 17:15:41
In The News...

My friend, Damis Vu, got his picture in today's San Francisco
Chronicle. I think on the first page of the Bay Area section... Way
to go!!! Check it out!

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2006/12/28/BAGL8N95J31.DTL&o=3

merry winds to all :-D

kev



29 Dec 2006 03:21:28
Steve Elliott
Re: In The News...

I saw that Kevin. I sailed yesterday and the day before in Marin. Not
bad for winter sailing. Tuesday I was spanked at Larkspur when I rigged
a 5.0 before the storm hit. I ended up sailing about an hour in 35 Kts
and horizontal pelting rain.

But in the last storm in the beginning of December, I made Channel 2
news. Here's the story. I was sailing the storm front at Larkspur again.
It wasn't very consistent yet. I was waiting for the wind to come up at
the beach, cause I didn't want to end up waiting for wind in the cold
water. Then it finally came up. So I sailed out and back. On the way
back the wind was iffy, so I decided to wait it out once more on the
beach. I noticed the camera crew up by the prison. I immediatly thought
"Death Penalty". But as I came in the camera-man said "Will you talk to
us?" I said sure.

They asked me about the wind, the cold, how fast I was going, why I sail
storms, and finally, whether I minded the rain, to which I replied "Wet
is wet." I asked when it would be aired and they said on the 5:00 news.
So I sailed another hour as the wind got stronger and stronger and
finally came in. Stopped for a few things on the way home and ended up
at home with 10 minutes to spare.

I found a note on the counter that said "Sally is sick, please wash
her." Sally is my dog. So I Tivo'd the news and gave my dog a bath, all
the time thinking "wash her??? what's up with that?" After I finished -
she's a big dog - I decided to re-read the note. That's when I saw that
it really said "Sally is sick, please watch her." Oh well, she got a
bath out of the deal and I got a dog that smells good.

Went down to the TV and rewound the news to the beginning. Now TiVo is
usually very accurate, but this time, it missed the opening of the news.
When I started it from the beginning, all I saw was me saying "Wet is
wet.", then the newscaster said "But while he played, others were stuck
in nightmare traffic..."

Well, vanity is vanity too. I had to see the whole thing. So I ended up
buying a DVD of the report from a 3rd party outfit advertised on the
KTVU website. Cost me 40 bucks. What I saw when I played the whole thing
was 1, me slogging. 2, me saying "I wish it were warmer". 3, me slogging
some more. 4, me saying "Wet is wet".

If you want to borrow it, you're welcome to it.

Steve

[email protected] wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> My friend, Damis Vu, got his picture in today's San Francisco
> Chronicle. I think on the first page of the Bay Area section... Way
> to go!!! Check it out!
>
> http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?
f=/c/a/2006/12/28/BAGL8N95J31.
> DTL&o=3
>
> merry winds to all :-D
>
> kev
>
>



28 Dec 2006 19:52:55
wtrplnet
Re: In The News...


"Steve Elliott" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I saw that Kevin. I sailed yesterday and the day before in Marin. Not
> bad for winter sailing. Tuesday I was spanked at Larkspur when I rigged
> a 5.0 before the storm hit. I ended up sailing about an hour in 35 Kts
> and horizontal pelting rain.
>
> But in the last storm in the beginning of December, I made Channel 2
> news. Here's the story. I was sailing the storm front at Larkspur again.
> It wasn't very consistent yet. I was waiting for the wind to come up at
> the beach, cause I didn't want to end up waiting for wind in the cold
> water. Then it finally came up. So I sailed out and back. On the way
> back the wind was iffy, so I decided to wait it out once more on the
> beach. I noticed the camera crew up by the prison. I immediatly thought
> "Death Penalty". But as I came in the camera-man said "Will you talk to
> us?" I said sure.
>
> They asked me about the wind, the cold, how fast I was going, why I sail
> storms, and finally, whether I minded the rain, to which I replied "Wet
> is wet." I asked when it would be aired and they said on the 5:00 news.
> So I sailed another hour as the wind got stronger and stronger and
> finally came in. Stopped for a few things on the way home and ended up
> at home with 10 minutes to spare.
>
> I found a note on the counter that said "Sally is sick, please wash
> her." Sally is my dog. So I Tivo'd the news and gave my dog a bath, all
> the time thinking "wash her??? what's up with that?" After I finished -
> she's a big dog - I decided to re-read the note. That's when I saw that
> it really said "Sally is sick, please watch her." Oh well, she got a
> bath out of the deal and I got a dog that smells good.
>
> Went down to the TV and rewound the news to the beginning. Now TiVo is
> usually very accurate, but this time, it missed the opening of the news.
> When I started it from the beginning, all I saw was me saying "Wet is
> wet.", then the newscaster said "But while he played, others were stuck
> in nightmare traffic..."
>
> Well, vanity is vanity too. I had to see the whole thing. So I ended up
> buying a DVD of the report from a 3rd party outfit advertised on the
> KTVU website. Cost me 40 bucks. What I saw when I played the whole thing
> was 1, me slogging. 2, me saying "I wish it were warmer". 3, me slogging
> some more. 4, me saying "Wet is wet".
>
> If you want to borrow it, you're welcome to it.
>
> Steve

Is it just me or is this one of the funniest posts in years?
Now where did I put that eggnog?
Alan



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29 Dec 2006 00:21:40
Re: In The News...

lol! hmmm... let's see if I have $40 around here somewhere for a DVD.

kev



30 Dec 2006 06:49:46
Re: In The News...

Nice! Was that really a "front flip"? Or was it a back loop attempt
without enough rotation? I've had lots of those.

Brian



30 Dec 2006 08:27:07
Re: In The News...


Looks like he was really close to shore and really close to a rock.
All I wanna know is did he survive?



30 Dec 2006 16:47:28
Steve Elliott
Re: In The News...

To get that angle, i.e., rocks in the foreground, city in the background,
the photographer would have had to be in the parking lot at His Lordships,
facing the city. My wife has many such images she shot from that area, with
the same rocks in the foreground. Since the wind was NW that day, there
would be no wind near the Cal Sailing Club pier and they would have had to
launch from His Lordships. The parking lot sits about 10 feet above the
bay, and the rocks are at parking lot level. So I'd say he may have been
very far from them, maybe hundreds of feet, to bring in the city skyline as
it appears. Also, it looks like he's finishing his rotation on a forward,
about to land either planing forward, or half on his board and half on his
back. Why I say that? Because my wife has taken many sequences of my son
doing forwards, with her Cannon 30D in burst mode. It shoots many frames
per second, so you can get great sequences of loops, and in my case, gybes
and tacks. I have a few images of my son in the same position Damis is in,
and he next few frames show him upright.

Steve

[email protected] wrote in news:1167496027.587041.309230
@h40g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:

>
> Looks like he was really close to shore and really close to a rock.
> All I wanna know is did he survive?
>
>



31 Dec 2006 01:13:28
Re: In The News...

actually, he told me the photo was taken off of ashby beach... that's
why you can see SF in the background. The launch is all sand, and what
appears to be a rock in the foreground is just water. Apparently,
that's the only forward he tried on port that day, and he ended up
over-rotating and crashing.

Here's an old picture of the launch on a similar day several years ago.


http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/berk020601.jpg

I remember this day it was howling, and i was stuck in meetings most of
the day... checking the pager every hour. Finally made it to the beach
and got blown off my 4.2... and my friend made it on the channel 2
news. The launch is right near the freeway, so that's why it's easy
for news vans to find some action happening on windy days.

kev


Steve Elliott wrote:
> To get that angle, i.e., rocks in the foreground, city in the background,
> the photographer would have had to be in the parking lot at His Lordships,
> facing the city. My wife has many such images she shot from that area, with
> the same rocks in the foreground. Since the wind was NW that day, there
> would be no wind near the Cal Sailing Club pier and they would have had to
> launch from His Lordships. The parking lot sits about 10 feet above the
> bay, and the rocks are at parking lot level. So I'd say he may have been
> very far from them, maybe hundreds of feet, to bring in the city skyline as
> it appears. Also, it looks like he's finishing his rotation on a forward,
> about to land either planing forward, or half on his board and half on his
> back. Why I say that? Because my wife has taken many sequences of my son
> doing forwards, with her Cannon 30D in burst mode. It shoots many frames
> per second, so you can get great sequences of loops, and in my case, gybes
> and tacks. I have a few images of my son in the same position Damis is in,
> and he next few frames show him upright.
>
> Steve
>
> [email protected] wrote in news:1167496027.587041.309230
> @h40g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
>
> >
> > Looks like he was really close to shore and really close to a rock.
> > All I wanna know is did he survive?
> >
> >



31 Dec 2006 17:23:33
Steve Elliott
Re: In The News...

[email protected] wrote in
news:[email protected]:

> actually, he told me the photo was taken off of ashby beach... that's
> why you can see SF in the background. The launch is all sand, and
> what appears to be a rock in the foreground is just water.
> Apparently, that's the only forward he tried on port that day, and he
> ended up over-rotating and crashing.
>
> Here's an old picture of the launch on a similar day several years
> ago.
>
>
> http://www.kan.org/kevin/pics/berk020601.jpg
Yes, I took a second look at the picture in the paper and noticed there
weren't any rocks in the photo.

Steve
>
> I remember this day it was howling, and i was stuck in meetings most
> of the day... checking the pager every hour. Finally made it to the
> beach and got blown off my 4.2... and my friend made it on the channel
> 2 news. The launch is right near the freeway, so that's why it's easy
> for news vans to find some action happening on windy days.
>
> kev
>
>
> Steve Elliott wrote:
>> To get that angle, i.e., rocks in the foreground, city in the
>> background, the photographer would have had to be in the parking lot
>> at His Lordships, facing the city. My wife has many such images she
>> shot from that area, with the same rocks in the foreground. Since the
>> wind was NW that day, there would be no wind near the Cal Sailing
>> Club pier and they would have had to launch from His Lordships. The
>> parking lot sits about 10 feet above the bay, and the rocks are at
>> parking lot level. So I'd say he may have been very far from them,
>> maybe hundreds of feet, to bring in the city skyline as it appears.
>> Also, it looks like he's finishing his rotation on a forward, about
>> to land either planing forward, or half on his board and half on his
>> back. Why I say that? Because my wife has taken many sequences of my
>> son doing forwards, with her Cannon 30D in burst mode. It shoots many
>> frames per second, so you can get great sequences of loops, and in my
>> case, gybes and tacks. I have a few images of my son in the same
>> position Damis is in, and he next few frames show him upright.
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> [email protected] wrote in news:1167496027.587041.309230
>> @h40g2000cwb.googlegroups.com:
>>
>> >
>> > Looks like he was really close to shore and really close to a rock.
>> > All I wanna know is did he survive?
>> >
>> >
>
>



31 Dec 2006 16:44:20
Re: In The News...


[email protected] wrote:

> The launch is all sand, and what
> appears to be a rock in the foreground is just water.


Ahhh yes, I can see it now.... a random act of smoothie swell disguised
as a rock.... my mistake, sorry.


> Apparently, that's the only forward he tried on port that day,
> and he ended up over-rotating and crashing.



Humble honesty... a rare find... I like that. Those are the kinda
sailors I respect most. Glad you folks are findng good wind down there.