Mark's WindLog for Friday January 27, 2012 , 1:00p - 2:00p

8th session in 2012
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the S (mph)
        Lulls: 10
        Average: 18
        Gusts: 25
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: Choco custom Rodeo Maschina 125
Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1
Fin: Choco Starfish 22cm
Suit: Xcel Drylock 3/2
Water Temperature: 56 F
Air Temperature: 70 F

I only had an hour of sailing time to spend, and I had so many ideas I wanted to try. I keep dreaming of a warm steady 20 mph south wind and flat water where I can get in 50 attempts and try these ideas. I knew this was not going to happen today, so I was not expecting much. I would settle for a a few gusts and a couple of tries. It was sunny and warm. When I got there, I knew I had just missed the best part of the front, but at least I would get in a few attempts as I had hoped.

One idea was to just try to pop the board and land the nose down wind. Then, I would try to do a vulcan attempt still holding on to the boom. These attempts, just ended up in under-rotated crashes.

I gave up on that, and started doing my usual attempts. Same old out the back door.

As I knew the gusts were fading in frequency, I decided I was going to make myself stare at the back of my front hand. I had thought last trip, to Lake Belton, I would draw a large V on the back of my hand. Today, I was going to imagine this, but instead I decided to stare at the the split on the boom cage of the boom head. I thought it was helping, but then I ran out of time/wind. I think I will now put a big V on my boom head.