Yep, all the wind got blown yesterday. No more then 10% planing time today, but I sill was able to get tired hellytacking my 7.5 /practising to get more consistent/-great upper body workout.
Tomorrow may be windier at the Wall.
Not much wind yesterday either. It starts to look like a windless Summer unfortunately. I went to the Calumet Park /95th St./ and probably got in by 13:15. I started making my way upwind slowly and pretty much midway the wind died, I couldnt make it planing any more no mather what and I never made it to the flat corner . I gave up and sailed back . Later it started picking up again but it was too late at this point for another upwind grind, so I sailed between the lighthouse and the ramps for another 1.5 hrs. The chop is bad there and the few Duck gybing attempts all failed. I've rigged the 6.5 Retro on a Chinook Carbon 90 RDM which I purchased recently from Second Wind /used/. Although slightly soft top /14 bend curve/ for the Retros /12 bend curve/, it did the job fairly well and the bottom batten rotated flawlessly even at min downhaul-no more kicking it. So now I finally have a decent 460 that rigs the 6.5 OK. The top is too soft for the 7.5, so I wont get rid of the 490 any time soon, but I can live with that, it fits in my car.