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9th August 2021
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Stength: 5/20
Surf / Sea State: flat
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Weather: sunny periods and squally showers
Max Speed: 18.04 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 29.75 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 9th August - Windsurf *** – sunny periods.

Foil – 18.04 knot max, 16.89 knot ave ., 8.97 knot hour, 14.80 knot mile, 47.92 km ., 10.97 knot alpha.

Exocet RF AST 91 with Slingshot Hover Glide 76 with Tushingham Lightning 8.5m.

After yesterdays absolutely mega session at Point Clear I wanted an easy laid-back day with this the last day of wind hopefully and having learned that Michael and Robert were going to Levington I headed over to join them just as it started to rain! It was miserable at the marina with a light onshore wind, maybe WSW, the rain stopped so we decided to give it a try all rigging big for our foils. With the two other lighter sailors rigging 7.5 I had to go with my 8.5 and then spent a couple of hours searching out a gust. The lighter sailors were flying more as I was waiting for a decent gust to pump up on, so a pretty frustrating start to the session not helped by what wind there was keep switching around from SW to WSW. With the gusty wind it was a bit of a problem beating out of the bend just below the marina, in fact we were very rarely all flying at the same time with the up and down wind! Then the sky became very black and the wind eased, I decided to stay out hoping to get a bit of a squall, the wind did pick up with the arrival of the rain which luckily did not last long and I got the best few runs of the whole session with the wind turning SW I got all the way up to near Pin Mill with a top broad run back in sunshine with the black sky having moved over! We all then had some OK runs down to Pin Mill but the wind soon turned gusty again with some strong gusts making it difficult for us all with our big sails, time to call it a day! Lucky, we did as the sky again went black and the rain came again with a short spell with winds to over 40 mph! could not believe it, good job we were not out on the water then! So, after 5 consecutive days sailing at 5 differant venues, covering 155 miles hopefully will get a few days off now, still can’t complain as had some good sessions:)

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77 Sports (Exocet) Here

Toys Used:
Exocet RF Foil AST 230 x 91
Tushingham Lightning 8.5
Slingshot Hover Glide F Wind Foil Infinity 76
Slingshot Hover Glide Mast 90 cm
Gull Vortex large

 

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