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Registered: 27-05-2007
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5th October 2020
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: W then WSW
Wind Stength: 5/20
Surf / Sea State: flattish
Air Temperature:
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny periods and showers
Max Speed: 18.05 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 12.75 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 5th October - Windsurf ** - River Orwell at Levington Ė sunny periods and showers.

Foil Ė 18.05 knot max, 15.92 knot ave ., 3.51 knot hour, 12.76 knot mile, 20.23 km ., 8.71 knot alpha.

Exocet RF 91 AST with Slingshot Hover Glide 76 with Tushingham Lightning 7m and X-15 6.4m.

I was not sure about sailing today after a long, wet session yesterday and was having trouble drying my wetsuit! Also, itís looking windier tomorrow so I am hoping for a Birthday sail but when the sun came out around 11 and with the wind in the west, I decided to hitch the trailer and head to Levington for some practice. I arrived first at the Marina around 11.45 they was enough wind to fin with white water everywhere and with my much loved Lightning 6.5 now dead I had the choice of my 6m of Lightning 7m but in the end rigged the sail I should have used yesterday my little used Tushingham X-15 6.4 although I didnít want to use a 4 cam sail to foil. Until I find a replacement 6.5 or a 2003 North camber inducer for a sail I have in my garage, I quite fancy a Duotone E- pace 5.8, 6.6 and 8.2 as they are great sails to fin and foil but so expensive:( By now foilers Michael and Robert had arrived and were rigging 5.5 and 5.3! The wind then eased so I quickly rigged my 7m as well, then suited up and went out first with the smaller 6.4 and had a really good run into the middle of Felixstowe docks flying all the way, slightly over powered at times! Then as I tacked the rain arrived and the wind completely disappeared and I had a long two-and-a-half-mile slog back, luckily, I had the tide with me so no problem. Everyone had headed back to the beach but after a snack the wind switched to WSW and a few gusts came through to tempt us out again. Seasoned foiler Michael was getting some air but Robert was struggling being way underpowered:( I switched to 7m and went out and got some flights but soon ended up out by myself as the others packed up, I was beating slowly back with the wind once again light and had to wait for two coasters to pass heading out to sea. I then had a few flying runs getting my best speeds all the better for the sun being out. Then with the wind dropping and a huge black cloud heading my way I decided to call it a day, luckily the rain failed to arrive and I could back up OK before having another top shower before heading home to see if Benny and Rue, our new kittens had come out from behind the sofa! It was nice to get out on the foil again and it is looking promising for a Birthday session at The Manor tomorrow

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Toys Used:
Exocet RF Foil AST 230 x 91
Tushingham x-15 6.4
Tushingham Lightning 7.0
Slingshot Hover Glide F Wind Foil Infinity 76
Slingshot Hover Glide Mast 90 cm
Gull Vortex large



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