Mark's WindLog for Tuesday July 07, 2009 , 2:00p - 6:00p

50th session in 2009
Sailed at BIB
Wind from the SE (mph)
        Lulls: 10
        Average: 15
        Gusts: 20
Rated a 7 of 10

Board: Quatro Custom Freestyle 140
Sail: 6.9 Gaastra Echo
Fin: Fanatic Skate 27cm
Suit: Boardshorts
Air Temperature: 100 F

I had been unable to sail for the past 8 days because of work, and I knew the forecast was better yesterday and tomorrow, but WTF, I was going to sail the only day I had off.

After family responsibilities, I left Austin @10:00am, got to BIB @2:00pm, and sailed non-stop for 4 hours until 6:00pm. All LWF except last 45 minutes which were intermittent planing. I got 6 vulcan attempts in. No breakthroughs. I was really dehydrated since I had not taken a break. I slammed a liter of water, and got in the car and drove home. Arrived @10:30pm.

Fit  got  42.5 mpg both ways.

Worth it? Yep. I am hoping for a planing day soon.