Mark's WindLog for Thursday January 05, 2006 , 4:00p - 6:00p

2nd session in 2006
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the N (mph)
        Lulls: 10
        Average: 18
        Gusts: 25
Rated a 4 of 10

Board: Exocet Cross 117
Sail: 6.3 Ezzy Wave SE
Fin: 10" Wardog Freeweed
Suit: O'Neill 3/2 Evolution
Water Temperature: 60 F
Air Temperature: 67 F

I got off work early, and saw the iwindsurf showed a peak of 39 mph and an average @30. When I got there, people had rigged 4.0's. I got out the 6.3m2. No sooner than I was getting to unfurl the sail, people were say it was shutting down. I rigged up anyway. I got a got a few nice rides but was losing gound to windward. The wind really started to back off. I pulled off my first short board tack today trying to stay upwind. I caught a favorable wind shift and schlogged back to the beach. When I got home, I could not believe the iwindsurf graph. It really did not feel that windy to me... Still a nice warm January day, and I wonder how much longer before it will get too cold to sail.