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27th July 2020
Windsurfing: The Manor-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: S
Wind Stength: 15/22
Surf / Sea State: smooth and lumpy
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Weather: Rainy start then cloudy with a few sunny periods.
Max Speed: 25.17 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 32.70 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 27th July- Windsurf **** - The Manor, Felixstowe – Rainy start then cloudy with a few sunny periods.

F2 282 Ride with Tushingham Vulcan 6m and 38 fin.

Fin – 25.17 knot max, 23.60 knot ave ., 15.34 knot hour, 21.32 knot mile, 52.13 km., 16.10 knot alpha.

Will the wind ever stop blowing this is my 5th session in 6 days and the poor old body is taking a good old battering! Today my plan was to head down to The Manor to make the most of low water and get the session out of the way before the big winds of the afternoon arrived! I was first down at the beach around 9.30 after dropping Mag off at the end of the prom just as the rain started! There is nothing I hate more than windsurfing in the rain so sat and waited until it stopped while Neil, Ian, Michael and Rob arrived. Then the rain stopped and we started to rig up, with the wind from the south it was lumpier today and with it gusting over 20 knots the heavyweights went for 6m while the lighter sailor rigged 5m. I had meant to bring my F2 Ride 277 (100 lt) but forget and left it in my garage and was first out on my Ride 282 (115 lt) which proved OK for the session. The biggest mistake I made was putting my full wetsuit on and was way too hot! Again I went for a none stop hour by doing ten runs out to the Wadgate Post to make the most of the sandbank out there which make a long section of smooth water with small breaking waves, defiantly the best section of water here at The Manor, shame no one else sailed over to check it out:( I got so OK gybes but nowhere near the standard of gybing legend Neil Hurrell who again sailed the whole session without feeling in!!!! I came ashore pretty knackered and it was lovely as the sun had actually came out and in the end had had the best of the conditions. After a drink and snack, I had a few more runs but it wasn’t much fun as the wind increased and the tide came in the sea became a lumpy mess so called it a day, packing up before the rain came back. As for tomorrow, a good forecast for foiuling and I fancy a trip to Levington but high water is quite late so I am not sure, then hopefully some light wind days so we can get back out on the bikes in some sunshine!

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F2 Ride - Limited Edition 282
Tushingham Vulcan 6
Gull Delta L

 

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