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Monday, June 29, 2009

Winds added some speed to Bird trip

You might have fried an egg on the sidewalk in Austin, but the winds were blowing at Bird Island, June 28-29.

We busted out the GPS on Saturday and clocked some great speeds. I was proud of my 17mph. But of course, Andre hit 25-something, and Nguyen hit 27.7mph. We might have to make that a regular thing on the trips.

The club trip saw some newer faces on the water, as well as some more familiar ones. Among the folks I saw (sorry if I miss someone): Chris D, Andre A, Nguyen N, Steve H, Jayne W, Cassie B, Celia, Steve, Brian M, and a few other Austin folks. Not to mention Mike, Milo, Shawn, and Jay P also took to the waters. The new folks took advantage of the great lessons at Worldwinds. The rest of us enjoyed the flat water and the 15-25mph winds.

Big thanks to Andre for building a big patch of shade--one massive tarp, some poles, and guy wires stood up to the winds and made down time actually cool and comfortable.

Chris and I bought a Futura 155, so we hope to head back to Corpus before the wind completely dies for the summer. See you next time, and happy sailing!


Blogger Vanessa said...

Somehow this cruise director didn't get to meet e-v-e-r-y one. I added a few names who Andre talked with. I might have to hand the cruise director hat over to Andre!

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