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17th August 2019
Windsurfing: Point Clear
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: F2 - F4
Surf / Sea State: bumpy
Air Temperature: warm
Sea Temperature: warm
Weather: Sunny / cloud
Max Speed: 22.37 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 11.3 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)
For the first time in a long while Point Clear was disappointing for me
today. Lots of Felixstowe wahoo sailors turned out on what was a very good
forecast for F4/5 and a afternoon high tide.
Early start so plenty of time to think about it on the green. Neil was GP
and was having a great sail on 130/7.5, so rigged 7.8/ Fox 120, but
wallowed into the lagoon. First time on the board and with zilch in the
lagoon, it was a bit of a disaster as I ran aground and got stuck in the
mud, messing up a clean board.
Most sailors were planing with gusts which was disappointing for me. Rigged
8.5 and my big floaty foil board 147L Ultrasonic. Much better and at least
I could hook in and past some of my Felixstowe crew winding me up! Useful
board this as it foils and sail fin great. The 55cm fin was a bit draggy in
the bumps and swell but lift up easy with a couple of pumps when gusts
came. Had a great long run into the River Colne past East Mersea. Me and
Cuttsy were having a chase but he turned back as it was very bumpy and the
wind started to get light.
Sailed all the way back into the lagoon and was powered up for the first
time there, so I could hook in.
The outside sea was more windy today, but the sea wasn't nice. The best
wind was first thing when Neil launched. Not a bad day and good company so
great workout. 3/4 starts
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