Mark's WindLog for Thursday April 24, 2008 , 1:00p - 3:00p

17th session in 2008
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the SE (mph)
        Lulls: 5
        Average: 10
        Gusts: 17
Rated a 4 of 10

Board: Exocet Cross 117
Sail: 7.5 Severne Gator
Fin: True Ames Sweeper 42cm
Suit: RipCurl 2/2 Classic Shorty
Water Temperature: 67 F
Air Temperature: 85 F

I had high hopes with the forecast of 18-24mph. I got half that. I went right after work, and only brought the Cross 117. Not enough wind to waterstart, so I had to uphaul it half submerged. It shlogged surprisingly well upwind, and that paid off for the few puffs I was able to pump the board on a plane. I could only stay on the plane for 3/4 of the gybe before the power in the sail died and the board sank. It was a formula day. I wish I had brought the C145.