Buck McRockbuff's WindLog for Monday July 08, 2013

46th session in 2013
Sailed at Hatchery, WA
Wind from the W (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 20
        Gusts: 25
Rated a 10 of 10

Board: '09 JP Freestyle 90
Sail: '09 NP Firefly 4.5

Much needed melloe (sic) day with very few people on the water. The rig felt super big and super heavy the first session. Do I now have 4 batten syndrome? Probably not, since yesterday's sail was not 4 battens. (I think.) The board, which I haven't sailed in a year, seemed like a big slow formula board. But, a beer and a rest on the rocks provided for an excellent second session where the footstraps were properly conformed to my feet and all seemed well in the universe. I am now the semi-master of PTCFVs (here at least.) Wasn't sure how to transform my Vs to Ss, but watching Ingrid and another guy do them, I noticed that they turn their heads, which I tend to avoid for some reason. (What are they, British?)

Second session I wasn't (over)powered enough to keep trying the CFSs, so tried LOTS of groobies instead. Successfully calmed them down and started sliding them regularly, but, par for the course, I could not keep the rotation going. In fact, on one of them, I flipped the sail after an extended slide while still holding on with both hands (as a proper grubby requires) and nearly sailed away from it. Which ends up looking like a really silly looking Vulcan? Don't know. The calming them down part though is key I think, and I think success could be near.

"Tried" a "forward" in front of Laura, who proceeded to ask "What was that?"

IBSB: Brew Free! IPA

PSG: The plan is Safeway St Louis style ribs.