Mark's WindLog for Saturday May 27, 2017 , 1:00p - 6:30p

26th session in 2017
Sailed at BIB
Wind from the SE (mph)
        Lulls: 17
        Average: 20
        Gusts: 25
Rated a 9 of 10

Board: Flikka Custom Freestyle 125
Sail: 6.3 Severne Freek
Fin: Choco Starfish B72 22cm
Suit: Boardshorts

Nice steady wind just past my planing threshold. I finally had the 6.3m2 Freek dialed in today. The key was rigging it with my Severne Redline 460 RDM. The mast is just 1-2 cm too long, although the printed luff on the sail is 461 and it calls for the 430cm mast. I long ago rigged a MS 100 460cm with my 2009 6.3 S1, but stopped when I got my Gaastra 100 430cm. I felt it just pumped and breathed much better with the softer mast and long extension. Today, the 6.3 Freek felt SO much better on the 460cm mast. I also read online last weekend that Mike Burns prefers to rig a stiffer 430 mast in his 5.9m2 Freek which is his largest sail. I am happy with the difference so far. This and my mast base back 1-2 cm from center seem to be the trick. The hotels were nearly all full and  expensive, so I decided to continue to sail until late. It was super pleasant to sail @ 5:30 - 6:30p with all the wind/water to myself. I was surprised more of the camping crowd were not on the water at that time. Instead, it was just me and the fishermen. It was good to sail with Julie and Micah again.

201 Photo: Mike Murphy