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16th July 2019
Windsurfing: Felixstowe Dip
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: F2-3
Surf / Sea State: flat
Air Temperature: warm
Sea Temperature: warm
Weather: Sunny
Max Speed: 8.2 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 5.4 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Session 6 on foil at the Dip, was another no wind day 2/3 windless days in the 6 x attempts. As foiling is mainly done in light winds, I fully expect these disappointments as forecast was light. What looked like a sea breeze kicked in and Swainey had a couple of flights. Went to rig 9.2 but he said I would be OK on 8.5, but by the time I went on the water at 3.30 the wind died.
Colesy launched same time and in the 8 or so knots with a 10M Challenger sail flew a couple of miles down to the docks, whilst me and Swainey never lifted. I came very close a couple times.
When DC came back I asked him to sail my kit which is the RRD foil / 147 SB 147 Ultrasonic slalom bd and the rotational 8.5 Goya mark.
Th wind was even lighter now 5-6 kts and yep he pumped away from the beach and went straight into flight!
Its great because at least I know the kit is good and he said no adjustments required. He found it light and easier to fly than his kit.
As am much heavier - its skill and more power I need.
It was my first foil on the sea and it went OK - launch was easy - also landing, but it was low tide and flattish water near the beach - but bigger lumps further out.
Had a good look at DC Challenger foil sail and the bottom cut is very low, with very little twist and not so floppy leach . As I have a 9.5 old style Severne long board which looks very similar - might have to drag that out in 8kts - just to see.
Interesting day. Switched to my seat harness after playing with the waist type. Not sure which to use. Waist was easier to get in / out and I can set the boom much higher for comfort, but the seat allowed me to lean back and take the load of my hands, so not sure yet.
Toys Used:
Starboard Ultrasonic 147
GOYA MARK PRO R 8.5
North Platinum 490 (imcs 28)
MK Carbon CP2 160 - 220
DAKINE XT SEAT XL
PROLIMIT PREDATOR 5:3 2XL

 

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