Laura's WindLog for Saturday February 07, 2009

16th session in 2009
Sailed at Windy Point, TX
Wind from the S (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 20
        Gusts: 27
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: 08 JP Freestyle 99L
Sail: my NeilPryde Expression 5.7
Fin: Yes
Suit: Full

Also rigged and sailed the 4.7, but was primarily on 5.7 and I have to say I am in love with that kit.  It just feels so easy, so enchanted.  I believe I would like to rename the vulcanatorium  to the monkeyduckatorium, but I'm sure I would get a lot of boos over that one.  Anyways, it is a perfect place for planing out of gybes as there is no chop slowing the exit.  Not that I planed out of any monkeyducks, or even completed one, although I caused quite a ruckus with one attempt that got a cheer from the spectators, then a sigh as I lost it at the last minute. 

At one point a sailboat race came along our channel and it was quite exhilarating weaving around some big boats.  I was shaking with adrenaline.  It was augmented by the fact that there were at least a dozen windsurfers around as well.  It was like a video game.  What a great day!