Mark's WindLog for Saturday September 27, 2014 , 2:45p - 5:00p

51st session in 2014
Sailed at BIB
Wind from the ENE (mph)
        Lulls: 12
        Average: 16
        Gusts: 24
Rated a 5 of 10

Board: 2013 Choco Rodeo 124 LTD
Sail: 6.3 Severne S-1
Fin: Choco Starfish B72 22cm
Suit: Exotop and boardshorts

Got up @ 5am to find out forecast worsened. Went back to sleep, then later made breakfast with the family. I was bummed for yet another week without windsurfing. Then, I checked my phone to find out Mike actually was going to go to Corpus. I decided to go for it as well depite the late start. Lots of rain on the drive down. Mike was an hour ahead of me and texted me he was rigging 5.2m2. As I got closer, I realized I forgot to ask where he was going to sail. I guessed wrong ( Packery Channel) and could not reach him on the phone as he was out on the water. So, I just went to BIB. It was raining there when I arrived and Worldwinds was closing for the day, 2.5 hrs early, not a good sign. Don asked me why I came down and warned me about thunderstorms in the area. I rigged in the rain and made the best of it. Mostly LWF, but @ 4p a little planing wind came ahead of some storm clouds. I had a really good sliding vulcan attempt right away. Hence, I got a little distracted, and I ended up a bit downwind. That is when it really started to pour. Visibliity was not great, and I was a little worried about lightning based on Don's warning, but I made it back safe. Packed up soaked and drove home. Worth it? Not really, but I do feel better having finally sailed again.