Alissa's WindLog for Friday August 11, 2006

77th session in 2006
Sailed at Lewis Bay, MA
Wind from the N (mph)
        Average: 21
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: HiFly freeride 88
Sail: 5.8 Naish Boxer
Suit: shorty

74 Due to N. wind, launched from Hyannis Yacht Club--not a bad spot if you don't mind seeing alligator pants and going through the mooring field to get out (I actually had fun using 30 foot sloops as jibe markers). I went all over the bay, said hi to my old sailing program, was way powered up for a while, did body drags and worked more on UW360s until there was too much wind. Low tide meant egg island was too shallow. Front side of Kalmus was actually fun, completely flat, perfect depth, and the slight wind shadow in this direction was welcome b/c I was so powered up. Around 11:30 there was a schedule overlap of fast ferries, so I caught all 3 in row. the point of kalmus is conveniently by the no wake buoy where the ferries start gunning it on the way out, and this kicks up their biggest wake. I am still getting the timing down and figuring out how the tides affect it, but one was just perfect--I crossed the stern, rode one wave for a few minutes then caught the next one, dropped in, and later turned and was able to jump them going back the other way. I also tried to sail through the rooster tail of one on the way in, but the wind was letting up by then and I stalled. It might be worth checking the ferry schedules online to better time all this. video that could have been made at today's launch site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTU2He2BIc0