Mark's WindLog for Monday April 02, 2012 , 10:00p - 6:00p

24th session in 2012
Sailed at BIB
Wind from the SSE (mph)
        Lulls: 15
        Average: 25
        Gusts: 35
Rated a 8 of 10

Board: Choco custom Rodeo Maschina 125
Sail: 4.7 Severne S-1, 5.3 Severne S-1, 5.9 Severne S-1
Fin: Choco Starfish 22cm
Suit: Boardshorts
Water Temperature: 79 F
Air Temperature: 85 F

I rigged up before class and went out ASAP. I picked the 5.9m2 initially. It was petty nice, but pretty powered. I catapulted again on port trying to avoid a RV camper sailing in on the opposite tack. Quick re-repair, more downhaul, and dryland simulator coaching from Guy (I could really feel the wind was building on land) and back on the water until 1pm. Video discussion at lunch. He was telling me I need to depower going into my vulcan attempts and to rig smaller. He also told me that I looked like I was trying to spock in a Super-X race and that my momentum was carrying me too far forward. I rigged the 5.3m2 after lunch, but I was even more lit. I finally came back in and rigged the 4.7m2, but by the time Guy went back out on the water to coach, the wind was backing off, and I was not planing. This was very similar to what happend at ABK last year.

Another clinic Fail. Guy did give me several things I can try to work on.