Buck McRockbuff's WindLog for Monday June 21, 2004

11th session in 2004
Sailed at Windy Point, TX
Wind from the N (mph)
        Average: 13
Rated a 5 of 10

Board: AHD Maxx Ride 104 liter
Sail: North 6.4 Disco
Fin: Yes

First time using the new 104 liter board in fresh water and it provided enough flotation in the lulls to not sink. Tried push tacks http://www.roynbartholdi.com/windsurf/tac_haas.htm on the water for the first time...turns out it's much more difficult to complete them on the water than in my living room. Didn't make any of them, but after moving the rig back on the board (so the nose wouldn't sink so easily) and sailing switch stance for a moment before moving the rig, I had one where the board was actually turning in the right direction at a decent rate before I fell. Probably the 6.4 was too big for first attempts at these, but I wanted to try them planing instead of non-planing, although most of the attempts ended being NP anyway. Did some boomerangs when I couldn't think of anything else to do. Post sailing beer: Lagunitas IPA