Mark's WindLog for Saturday January 30, 2016 , 1:00p - 4:00p

6th session in 2016
Sailed at Windy Point
Wind from the S (mph)
        Lulls: 12
        Average: 16
        Gusts: 20
Rated a 6 of 10

Board: Fanatic Falcon TE 138
Sail: 7.5 Severne NCX
Fin: Vector Volt 45cm
Suit: Xcel Drylock 3/2
Water Temperature: 58 F
Air Temperature: 80 F

I am not very good at freestyle, I am worse at wavesailing, but by far, I am the worst at slalom/freeride. Conditions today were marginal, but other people were planing with similar freeride gear, just not me. I think I would have planed more with my freestyle gear. I am trying, but I just don't get it. I did plane a few times, but I could not sustain it for long distances. I fear that I am going to be left slogging on the start line after the gun goes off. I still have not pulled off a tack. Helitack, yes, but fast tack, no. The nose sinks as fast as a wave board due to the heavy rig. It is harder to turn the board with your feet to save it.

It was a beautiful afternoon on the water. Lots of sailboats, kites, and windsurfers out today.