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28th July 2020
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Stength:
Surf / Sea State: river chop and flat
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Weather: sunny periods
Max Speed: 26.06 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 15.50 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Tuesday 28th July- Windsurf *** - River Orwell at Levington Marina – sunny periods.

F2 Zantos 295 with 36 fin and Tushingham Lightning 7m.

Fin – 26.06 knot max, 24.12 knot ave ., 7.49 knot hour, 8.82 knot mile, 24.90 km., 17.78 knot alpha.

That’s now 6 sessions in 7 days and I am officially knackered but hopefully a couple of days off until Friday when there is a good SE breeze and 30 degrees forecast! With the wind form the west Andy and I had originally planned on a foiling session from The Manor but the wind had a touch of north in it and was quite strong so we decided to play safe, arranging to meet up at Levington Marina at 3.30 to catch the tide. So after exercises and lunch at home I was at a loose end so decided to head over to the marina at 1.15 dropping Mag off enroute at Trimley so she could have a walk home where she stopped off at Morisons and got loads of bargain plants/bulbs:) This was my first trip over to the marina since having to now pay and it was glad to be back on the Orwell despite the wind being particularly gusty 10 to nearly 30 knots! I was too early to foil really as the tide was still fairly low but there was plenty of water to sail out of the marina entrance on a fin. So, I rigged 7m for my 133 lt Zantos with the plan of having an hour or so on the fin before changing to the foil when Andy arrived. I had some nice runs across the river and got some top gybing in the flat water each side but the wind dropped over the far side so no long runs down to the docks today:( The wind was very up and down, hanging on one minute, slogging the next but it was good to be out on the Orwell, spotting a seal as I left the marina and good to be out with the many yachts. After a couple of 26 knot runs the wind eased so I headed back. I didn’t think Andy was coming so started to pack up only for him to arrive. I told him it was not a great day to foil with the wind all over the place so we had a lovely chat before deciding to save ourselves for Friday! As a member of the marina we are now allowed to use the new yachtie’s toilet/shower block so I stopped for a shower before heading home and what a 5-star shower it was as good as any top hotel, will have to take some shampoo next time! Then on the way home saw my first combine of the year in a wheat field, so stopped to take some pics for the Grandson and then had a hare run in front of the van, so a nice afternoon in the end:)


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Toys Used:
F2 Xantos 295 133
Tushingham Lightning 7.0
MK CPS carbon 180/240
Mystic Yourizoon Shortie xl

 

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