Tuesday, 7/26/2011, Blue Lagoon.
After local optimistic on site reports I loaded the van with 2 boards, 85 and the 100 liter, 3 sails a 5.0, 5.5 and 6.0. Local on site reports mentioning the 5.0 word.
I was a little bit more optimistic compared to the last few sessions .
Arrived on site at 3 and saw a few puffs and everyone warned me that it is dying off. Rigged the 6.0 anyway and went out by 4:30 on the 100 RRD. An easy slog with a lot of light wind maneuvers, heli-tacks, pushtacks, nose sink tacks, upwind 360s and sail\body 360s and clew first sail\body 180 to backwind side with a back wind jibe returning to normal tack.
Around 6 gave it up due to almost zero wind. Waited around and got sucked out a few times when some puffs would come by only to die off in a few minutes.
Time for happy hour, Craig was already well into it so he offered me a beer and I started happy hour. Derigged and put all the gear back in the van. As I was putting the gear away the wind picked but after being suckered out a few times already I wasn't going to fall for this.
Three minutes later I was pulling my gear back out and rigging the just derigged 6.0.
Got back on the water at 8 and sailed marginal winds to sunset.
Session: Officially 8:00-9:15 PM.
Gear: 6.0 Ezzy Panther, 101 RRD FSW boards.
Conditions: On shore NE winds brought confused choppy conditions.
Weather: 80 degrees sunny, water, 75 degrees.
Wind: Estimated to peak of 25 on-shore NNE.
Schooled: 1 for 19 on the downwind 360s.