The first of these two planing runs was pretty fast: 24.3 mph. (But it feels like 65!)
Two Pretty Fast Runs from whvdb on Vimeo.
The water was still cold, and there wasn't really that much wind, but I did get this one fast planing run, reaching 21.0 mph.
Planing in an ESE Gust from whvdb on Vimeo.
Overpowered on a 7.0
It was windy enough to rig a slightly smaller sail (7.0 instead of 8.1 square meters). There was still too much power, but I hung on tight. Still, I fell in the water soon enough and discovered it was still too cold for this shorty wetsuit. Starting at 01:05 in the video, I sailed back across the lake without hooking in, and sheeted out, just to avoid any chance of crashing in the frigid water.
Overpowered on 7.0 from whvdb on Vimeo.
2nd Time Out On The Water
The day before my 74th birthday, when I would have been down on Hatteras if it weren't for covid-19, found me heading upwind to keep my speed down. I really didn't want to fall in the cold water.
Heading Upwind to Control Speed from whvdb on Vimeo.
This is Bill vdB, sharing little vignettes of windsurfing on Sayers Lake, in Howard PA. and sometimes elsewhere.