Buck McRockbuff's WindLog for Tuesday September 07, 2004

31st session in 2004
Sailed at Windy Point, TX
Wind from the N (mph)
        Average: 12
Rated a 6 of 10

Board: Mike's Lab Course ~150 liters
Sail: North 5.8 Triple X

This was an everything is backwards day: north wind instead of south...boom rigged upside down instead of right-side up...headed that way on port tack instead of this way. All of which made things just a little more difficult, although I did manage to eke out one decent planing push tack, as planing as a push tack can be anyway. Tried clew-first sb360 for the first time. Got the sail to clew first...ok, ready to try it. At this point I was completely dumbfounded and proceeded to sail all the way across the lake, clew-first, frozen with indecision about which way I'm supposed to go around. In my mind, I tried to visualize each way. Both had their pros and cons, and neither seemed like a clear winner. Decided to just try both of them, and see which worked best. In the end, neither worked very well for me, and I'm not even sure that I actually tried it both ways. It's all just a blur. PSB: Full Sale Pale Ale