|14th December 2007, 08:52 AM||#1|
Dream Team - School Guru
Join Date: Aug 2006
Back on the Water
I wish to thank all of you for your good wishes and indulgence while I recovered from getting the new heart valve.
But now I'm back, with lower blood pressure and far more energy.
I took the new Futura 133 out this afternoon with a 2008 5.6 m2 Sailworks Hucker sail
rigged on a 430 Backbone mast.
I'm feeling a few muscles that haven't been used since before the surgery, but I sailed about 8 runs of 1/2 mile each, got going pretty good, and almost managed to plane through a couple of jibes. Only had to pump once or twice and the board was only off plane for about 10 feet.
I did fall in a couple of times (Bad Roger...!) but I guess that's to be expected with the amount of time I've had off the water.
So, I'm back, I have the Futura 133 and Kombat 105 to figure out and test.
I'm heading to Florida for Christmas (Pine Island/Fort Myers area) so I should be pretty much back in shape by the end of the year if there's any wind in Florida while I'm there.
So, please ask away here on the forum.