West Lakes family day..
Well last Sunday we had the inaugural SA Social Windsurfing club family day, wind wasnt forecast, so we were expecting to rock up at West Lakes (not the best spot in the world, but very family friendly), so we were hoping really for a few newbies and a float around the lake. Well, it blew 15 knots all day, at one time we had 15 sailors on the lake, three or four new comers and a heap of kids. Russ cooked up a BBQ, Pete from ONBOARD supplied boards and sails to try, so did the GLASCRAFT guys, was good to see Leeanne out as well with her kids.
Bubs Senior gets some action in the TC Runner......only board to get planning all day
The crowd going wild......
Phoebe seemed to be having fun, think she was more interested in jelly fish than sailing though.
After 5 hours of family fun we made the call to hit the wind and waves at Semaphore, it looked windy, but not quite enough, so we made the call to hit Seacliff for a seabreeze session. Great 20-25 knot SW wind for three hours, both Kym and I had a great sail. I have been sailing flat water a bit much lately, so sailing on the smaller kit was challenging to say the least. I had Kyms 93 JP FSW (07) and my new 5.7 Firefly. Steve and Kym rocked up, Susie and Dean were already out, as well as a few other crew, so a good group to sail with
I got a few nice turns in, nearly made some gybes on the small board (aim for end of summer, gybe small kit), also popped a few little jumps, destroyed a 25cm fin on the rocks and had a smile on my face the whole time :)
Cant wait for this weekend, good SW conditions set to kick in come Saturday!