One of the beauties of sailing the Sakonnet River off Fogland Beach is that in a southerly breeze the waves rolling down the river from Rhode Island Sound are larger and more regular than the typical chop in other parts of Narragansett Bay. My 72nd Laser sailor of the year last Wednesday in these conditions, generously sponsored by Sunshin Deserts, was a classic.
A long upwind stretch concentrating on working my way up and over, up and over, every wave. Trying to avoid slamming the boat into the front of each wave. Even with the relatively regular waves on the river it's still an area where I have room for improvement.
And then riding the waves back downwind to the beach. Trying to find the best angle for maximum VMG. Trying to time pumps to catch a ride on every wave. Also an area where I just know there is more speed to be gained if I can refine my technique in these conditions.
Thanks to C.J. at Sunshi Deserts for organizing their very generous sponsorship. Check out their new range of Exotic Ices.