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21st September 2018
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: W
Wind Stength: 10/30
Surf / Sea State: river chop
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Weather: sunny
Max Speed: 29.54 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 20.14 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Friday 21st September windsurf *** Levington sunny.

F2 Ride 277 with Tushingham X-15 5.8 and F2 Ride 282.

29.54 knot max., 27.34 knot ave ., 7.96 knot hour, 16.07 knot mile, 37.30 km., 17.03 knot alpha .

September just keep giving, my fourth day out in a row with max speeds of 35.10, 37.84, 28.38 and just missing 30kts today with 29.54! Our third named storm, Bronagh passed through in the night with a 44-knot peak, closing Felixstowe docks for a while and left us with a westerly gusting to 30kts! As west is offshore at Felixstowe and the tides not brilliant for PC or Levington but as I have had a hectic few days I stayed local so after breakfast I headed over to the Marina at Levington arriving at around high water! With wind blowing down the River Orwell near 30 knots I took a chance with my cammed 5.8 with the 277, a quite small board for me to use on the river in hope of getting 30 knots, in the end I missed it by a whisker!!! When I was putting my wetsuit on Peter Edmunds with his mate arrived for their first ever session here:) Both were rigging 5.7 as I headed out, I started off heading across the bay towards the docks but the wind was very up and down but I soon was hitting 29s but it was too bumpy to sustain that speed over a long run:( I did have one run down to the dock but the wind was very patchy and with the tide going out I decided against doing that again. Back in the bay I concentrated on getting my average up from 25 to 27 which I did but it was hard work as it was easy to sail out of the wind then if you fell in it took a while to waterstart! The two others had beat up opposite Levington Creek where the wind looked steadier. So, I returned to the van for a sandwich and swopped to the 282 and joined the others up river as Mark Davies arrived and rigged 5m. Peter and mate had had a good sail in strong winds and I sailed with them for a while before the wind really did start to play up, 30 knots one minute then next to nothing as it clouded over, time to head back to the van. You now had to sail back up the marina channel to land, then pack up, change my broken harness lines and drive the 6 miles home. I think thats it for wind a week, still its been a great month getting all years PBs except the hour:)


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Toys Used:
F2 Ride - Limited Edition 282
F2 Ride 277 55 x 277
Tushingham x-15 5.8
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Mystic  Majestic xl

 

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