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Sterkies Delivers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Basil Cambanis   
Monday, 01 June 2009 09:10

Sterkies has delivered the goods on more than one occassion this Winter, and it's still early days.
It blew 20-30 knots for 3 straight days this past Friday to Sunday, and this despite a 19-15-14 forecast.
The daytime air temperature was a chilly 10-13 degrees without wind chill, the water temp is now 14.5 deg. and falling. The air temperature drops to 2 degrees at night.   

The direction was predominantly NW which was not ideal for speed, but a peak speed of 48.68 was still possible, averages were much slower due to the poor angle and chop (best 10 sec 44).

Here's the view from the chalet on Saturday morning :
View from chalet

Rowan Hayes having a late afternoon session in shorts, 11 deg. at the time :
Rowen Hayes
The rest of us had wetsuits, gloves and hoodies.

There was a nice crowd on Sunday, namely David van B., Luke, Kobus, Dawid, Brett, Jaco, Louis, Rowan, Anna, Donovan, and Chris.
We have a new Vaalie guys, his name is Mike, we met him at Sterkies on Saturday, and he's moving up from KZN for a year; he flies FlexiFoil. I know you'll make him feel welcome. 

I'm trying to get over my cold in a hurry as there's more wind on the way soon.



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