Ramsey Lake Sudbury Canoe Club
It has been windy and cold for the past two days with a gusty wind out of the north.
Today that all changed.
The wind was a little less strong but more steady and form the south west.
The wind was still gusty but warmer and much more steady.
The water is cold ~8C and the air, though above 0C, was still cool.
There were some nice ramps on the lake and was able to pull off a few jumps...but it was difficult to jump as my feet were numb.
I was completely overpowered with the 6.5 so I came in and tried the 5.5 (this is one of the real advantages to sailing at the club-I can change sails at the drop of a hat). I had one good run but felt underpowered so I flattened out the 6.5.
Once that was done I had much better control in the gusts and still maintained great speed.
No real progress I was too chicken of falling in the water so I was ultra conservative. (I was the only on the water -there was another member doing maintenance around the club (and keeping an eye on me) but I was alone on the water)
-I had one really nice jump...my best on Lake Ramsey.
All told it was a pretty good day.
The best I have ever seen on this lake...still a bit gusty