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Mood: Just Chillin
20th October 2002
Windsurfing: Castletown, Isle of Man
Wind Direction: E
Wind Stength: 18 knots
Surf / Sea State: 1-2 foot chop
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Weather: Sunny spells.
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Anna and I arrived on the Isle of Man on Friday morning and then recovered all day from the long trip there. On Saturday there was no wind but we went off and did some exploring anyway, but by Sunday the wind had kicked in and it looked set to stay that way for a while...Maybe we've picked the right week to visit!!
We got to the beach at Castletown this morning and found two people out kitesurfing, which seemed a little risky to me considering the proximity of the airport, but they apparently had permission from Air Traffic Control. I went out windsurfing with a 5.7m sail and my Hifly in the Easterly (Cross-shore) winds. I sailed for an hour or so, perfectly powered up and then a few others started to join me. Neil Clegg, Neil, Dave, Toby, Craig and a few others were out during the day which was good as I had been told that not many people sail on the island these days and they certainly don't arrange to meet up and sail together. They all came out with 5.0 or 4.5m sails and after a while I changed down too as the wind was increasing. In the end I was overpowered with my 5.0m as well. It felt really cold today with the easterly wind, but I was out for about 4 hours which may have had something to do with it as well. Dave was forward looping on almost every run as usual and aerial gybing etc. Speaking to him later, he hadn't been sailing for months as he had been concentrating on kite-surfing, and I think he wished he didn't go out today as he managed to hurt his back whilst looping.

Toys Used:
Hifly 265 RX 265cm 85 litres
Gun Wave MC 5.7
Gun Loop C75 430
Gun Wave (2002) 150-200
Bite Wave 28cm
Gul Extreme 5/3



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