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15th October 2020
Windsurfing: Bradfield
Wind Direction: N
Wind Stength: 5/20
Surf / Sea State: smooth
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Weather: sunny periods
Max Speed: 18.74 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 24 miles (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Thursday 15th October - Windsurf ***** - River Stour at Bradfield Ė sunny periods.

Foil Ė 18.74 knot max, 16.75 knot ave ., 10.52 knot hour, 15.51 knot mile, 38.63 km ., 10.69 knot alpha.

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


Today was the last day of any decent wind for a few days so I was keen to go again but it was very light first thing so was not sure if it was worth the 25-mile drive to deepest Essex? Then Robert messaged saying he was loading his car so I decided to give it a try, meeting Robert and Ian on the way:) Today the wind was in a much better direction, straight North, right onshore with some nice sunshine as well which was good as a tad on the chilly side, neoprene socks and hat were the order of the day with only my poor hands suffering:( We all set up as yesterday but soon discovered it was quite a bit windier today and after a short beat off the beach I was up and flying:) The first long run as I went for a gybe at Wrabness I hit the bottom, thatís more scratches in my poor old foil! There were some good gusts coming through and I could have rigged smaller but the 8.5 handled it fine, I just didnít want to push it too hard going fast as wanted to keep out of the water! After returning past Bradfield I had another great run back through the moored boats at Wrabness, followed by a short beat towards Sutton Point and then gybed and continued several miles down river in lovely smooth water with big gusts and flying through the lulls, just perfect. I turned just before the huge wind farm platform at Parkstone Quay as it was easily gusting 20 knots here. I then had the best run of the day, flying over six miles to Mistley whizzing past a yacht on the way. It was at Mistley that the wind went patchy and I slogged back, then only got going in patches with the wind now very up and down, time to call it a day as the tide had also just turned! So we all enjoyed our second day on the beautiful Stour only spoilt by the shower as I was derigging my sail!





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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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