L Bell McFancyPants's WindLog for Sunday August 09, 2009

82nd session in 2009
Sailed at Bird Island, TX
Wind from the SSE (mph)
        Average: 25
Rated a 7 of 10

Board: 08 JP Freestyle 99L
Sail: my NeilPryde Expression 5.7, NeilPryde Firefly 4.9
Fin: Yes
Suit: shorts and long sleeve rash

Started with LWF and Brian coached me on backwinding, which is my incredible weakness. I didn't make a lick of progress and became frustrated, so I hope to use a bit of my remaining vacation to spend some hours at Lake Travis putting in the backwind time with a small sail. It was graduation day for the Pro Kids Camp at Worldwinds and it was so awesome to see about 10 kids around 10 years old ripping it up, including Billy. It felt like we were in Maui, where there are always groups of kids on the water. Second session I tried popping the board a bit with my weight forward, which is fun.