Mark's WindLog for Monday March 05, 2007 , 10:00p - 5:00p

5th session in 2007
Sailed at Aruba
Wind from the E (mph)
        Lulls: 12
        Average: 20
        Gusts: 25
Rated a 6 of 10

Board: JP Xcite 130
Sail: 5.9 NP Excess
Water Temperature: 75 F
Air Temperature: 80 F

Aruba is pretty. Pretty gusty that is. I have mixed feelings today. I spent too much time trying to figure out the right gear for the conditions. It is a major pain to sail back to the rental center. Squirrely. Started the day on a 6.4m2, but was getting hammered in the gusts (needed more downhaul, but couldn't adjust it on the water because the downhaul was pulled in to the max...needed to adjust the base. I sailed a 120 liter, which was perfect in the gusts, but the gusts were not sustainable to stay up wind. It might have been perfect for a downwinder to Venezuela. Day ended with finding my rental car busted into and my backpack stolen. Lost my glasses, sunglasses, waterbottle, and new digital windmeter. They fucking smashed the window in so now I have to take it to the main rental office in the morning. I had to wait for the police to take the report. They also got the key to my room at the apartment. I had to wait 2 hours just to change my clothes and shower. Tomorrow is another day.