Mark's WindLog for Sunday January 08, 2006 , 11:00p - 5:00p

3rd session in 2006
Sailed at BIB
Wind from the S (mph)
        Lulls: 9
        Average: 19
        Gusts: 29
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: Exocet Cross 117
Sail: 6.3 Ezzy Wave SE
Fin: 10" Wardog Freeweed
Suit: O'Neill 3/2 Evolution
Water Temperature: 66 F
Air Temperature: 75 F

Great day. I got up early and hit the road. Not as early as Brian and Laura. Decided I would sail BIB, although I was worried it would be too shallow. Wind was nice when I got there @ 11am. It was averaging 15mph with gusts to 25mph. This means I get to rig my favorite board and sail. I was the second person on the water. It was good, but a bit holey. Then it shut down @ 1pm to 5-10 mph for an hour and a half. B & L showed up saying they got skunked at The Packery. I met Tom Seymour, a nice guy. Then I saw Nostradamus (Mike Murphy) and asked him if the wind might come back? He predicted it would. I was not so sure. Brian went out in the light wind to freestyle. I got out the 7.0m2 and the C145, but before going to the trouble to rig it, I decided to go out on my original set up. That was when the wind filled in nice! It was great. I am becoming more in tune with my gear each session. I had some nice gybes (still not letting go of the boom soon enough). I am also finding out how to get the C117 planing even sooner. Lots of fun. Good crowd. Beautiful day.