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Registered: 27-05-2007
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1st September 2019
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Stength: 0/20
Surf / Sea State: river chop
Air Temperature: 23
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny
Max Speed: 19.69 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 16 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Sunday 1st SeptemberĖ Windsurf **** - Levington Ė sunny.

Foil Ė 19.69 knot max., 16.48 knot ave., 5.37 knot hour, 9.66 knot mile, 30 km., 9.36 knot alpha.

Starboard Formula and Slingshot Hover Glide F/Wind with Tushingham Lightning 7.8.

After one of my best foiling sessions yesterday I was keen to get out again today especially as itís first of the month and we are going away in the van so wonít be near any water for a few days! After taking the skin off my chin yesterday when I hit the bottom with my foil my first thought was have the day off to give it a chance to heal as I had a bandage on it all night! Then after doing my exercises in the garden it was such a nice sunny day and with several foilers going to The Stour at Bradfield the better venue with the wind WNW but I had left it too late to go there so after a trip to Homebase to get some paint on offer I hitched the trailer and headed over to Levington. I arrived at the marina at 12.30 with the water already very high and the wind a fraction off from the right gusting over 15mph so after setting up the foil board I went for my 7.8. After carefully putting my shortie over my leg I set off easily out across the River Orwell and being sods law the wind had dropped. So as with all river sailing I spent the session gust watching and after a few slow runs back and forth when I started to get a few gusts and was up and flying carrying on where I left off yesterday:) You had to be alert to avoid the moored boats and the many yachts sailing up and down which made it very interesting! I found a section opposite Levington Creek clear of boats so had loads of runs here and it must have taken me an hour before I fell in and that only happened when the wind really picked up, gusting to 20 knots!! I had some runs sailing by the seat of my pants not sheeting in at all, flying like a pro one-minute swimming the next!!! Some runs I felt really in control while others I was contorted into some weird positions, one minute I needed 8.5 the next 6.5 so it kept you on your toes. Again, I was trying to sail different angles up and down then when I got some steadier wind I tried to gybe! Well thatís a manoeuvre which guarantees some interesting dismounts but I did manage some OK turns not flying all the way but pleasing none the less:) Things were going really well as I returned from up river to sail in front of the marina entrance but with the tide now whizzing out the wind went really light and I had to do 15 short runs to get back! It would have been 5 Stars if the wind was steadier and I didnít have a struggle to get back but great fun none the less and I am at last improving!

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Toys Used:
Starboard Formula 155
Tushingham Lightning 7.8
Slingshot Hover Glide F Wind Foil Infinity 76
Slingshot Hover Glide Mast 90 cm
Mystic Yourizoon Shortie xl



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