(to the tune of “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” by the Clash:)
We windsurf when it’s really cold,
Icy sails can give you trouble,
Wind chill makes the cold seem double,
Don’t matter, ‘cause when it blows,
We rig in ice, we rig in snow."
I had been sitting in the house, thinking “I guess it’s too cold for the guys to sail ‘cause nobody is calling or texting me." Then George of Live to Sail in Delaware posted a photo in Facebook of him and Long Island expat Jake rigging in snow, THEN Scott called to inquire why I wasn’t already at Sebonac, so off I went.
It was our first session of the year (“first windsurfing session” the Wolf corrected me…he and Jonathan already have some SUP time in.) Air temp hovering around around 31, water at 40, but the sun was so bright that we were all hot in our drysuits. Frank, Scott and the Wolf were on 4.7ish sails, but Scott counseled me to rig the 5.3, so I stuck it on my 77 liter. We had fun for a few hours, then holes in the wind were all the invitation we needed to call it a sesh.