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18th November 2018
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: E
Wind Stength: 10/20
Surf / Sea State: flat,smooth and big!
Air Temperature: 11
Max Speed: 27.25 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 14.64 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)
Sunday 18th November – windsurf **** The Dip - Felixstowe– sunny.
F2 Xantos with Tushingham Lightning 8.5 and 44 fins.
27.25 knot max., 25.36 knot ave ., 7.11 knot hour, 17.54 knot mile, 27.10
km., 13.13 knot alpha.
For the second day running with have sunshine and an east wind. I was in no
hurry to get down to The Dip waiting for the tide to approach low water
arriving at the beach just before midday. There were a few out with most on
around 7.5 and being under at that point so I had no choice than rig as
yesterday. David Coles was again out on his foil and my plan was to sail
down the coast with him but changed my mind when I headed out a fraction
under and the sea was very big towards the Fludgers so I turned and beat up
and into the River Deben in search of some flat water. You always get less
wind here in the river and it was slow going beating slowly up river
towards the Sailing club against the tide. It was a bit fast going the
other way but nothing special but lovely sailing on super flat water
straight into the sun:) The wind steadily increased as did my speeds
peaking at 27 knots. After an hour or so by myself, not even the
kitesurfers were out, if fact they came down late and were only out a short
while, lightweights!!! I got feed-up with the slow beat and headed back out
to sea a bit nervous that I was going to be way over. I followed the
channel markers out and then sailed broad for a mile or so which was great
fun, sadly I then took 20 minutes to beat back against the tide. It was
getting too late to rig something else so I called it a day. I was warming
up in the van changing when Mag arrived on her bike bringing a sandwich:)
Again I was nearly last to leave after another nice session with the same
again tomorrow but the temperature is dropping so will have to see, might
have an hour at low water?
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