The rain may have set us back a bit but it didn't dampen our spirits when then the storms finally cleared out there was some amazing sailing going on.
It was great to see lots of old friends and new faces down on the water. The water levels are starting to come down but they are still pretty high and the water is surprisingly cold, so if you do partake please make sure you wear a wet suit. Cold water can quickly diminish your ability to swim and its always best to be safe and warm.
E-Coli is another concern post rain and especially with the high water levels. Testing of the lake has slipped in recent years but some great folks are taking the initiative to do more testing. If you do go out try to keep your head above water :)
The thing I like about post rain lake is the color... it turns this beautiful turquoise and if it weren't for the cold you'd think you were in the Caribbean.
You know what I like most about this MiniCat is it "sings" at about 9 knots of wind. Anyone who has sailed knows that each boat starts to hum at just the right frequency... and that's when things are nicely dialled in and literally "humming" along. It's the same point at which monohulls tend to plane. For this Cat, 9 knots is sweet music.
Next Sundays demo is planned for Ashbridge's Bay but we are hoping to come out to Cherry Beach a few evenings this week as well. Drop us a note if you want to reserve a spot for a quick demo sail as well or stay tuned to this blog for upcoming events.
Thanks to Jaime for his help today and to the new friends we met along the way.
ps... I brought the water proof Nikon action cam but in the excitement forgot to bring it out so we didn't get any action photos or video but maybe this clip from our friends in Japan will help wet your appetite for some sailing fun. Shown in this video is a MiniCat 420 (same as the photo above of what we were demoing today) playing on the waves.
I love the Jib Furler... If you solo the boat you can furl and unfurl the jib at will, it amazing to be flying a hull, out on the wire controlling the jib and main and the tiller! Now that's sailing!