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We've been eating so much humble pie in the gorge this week, that I've put on 5 lbs of belly fat.  We sailed Rowena on Friday, the City Park (Jensen Beach) on Saturday and Maryhill on Sunday. Jeannie and I were overpowered on 3.0 and 4.2, respectively, the first day at Rowena and overcompensated the next day by rigging too small. I've posted the wind log for Maryhill, where we sailed Sunday.   We had the sense that the winds were much higher than the log would indicate.  Jeannie started on a 3.0, but was forced to sit out the afternoon because it was just too much.  I was on a 4.7 and then a 4.2. The rollers at Maryhill yesterday were pretty big, and the good guys were taking advantage of them.
We had the pleasure of watching Dale Cook put on an air show.  You have to see this guy to appreciate what a good sailor he really is.

Maryhill on 7-18:

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Brian and Jennie,
Sounds like you guys were not wind/food starved.
I had days sailing the gorge in 3.2 conditions and watching from the sidelines because it was too windy.
And the eating at the local Mom and Pop Mexican Restaurants is the best....
Yeah, Jeannie sailed 3.0 and 3.5 and had to sit sometimes when 3.0 was just too big.
What does a 3.0 look like???? Sounds awesome, we will have to try to get there someday!
A 3.0 is an everyday sail for women in the gorge. It's just barely bigger than a bikini top. There were some times when I don't think you needed a sail at all!
Just stand on the board and point??
Yup, stand up and go! Saw some SUP'ers. You can only go downwind (up river), and you bettah not fall off without a leash!



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