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6th May 2017
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Stength: 18/20
Surf / Sea State: lumpy
Air Temperature: 12
Max Speed: 25.65 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 23.93 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)
After an horrendous start to the day when some w****r stole my wallet out
of our van during the night and tried every cash machine in Felixstowe and
after some anxious moments on the phone to the bank who were brilliant
quickly stopping the card after one transaction and lucky for use we only
lost £110, it could have so much worse!
Neil rang at 10.30 saying he and Lee were at The Dip and it was sunny and
breezy, so after breakfast I headed down at eleven and Neil had rigged 6.9
with Lee going for 7.5 so I took a chance with 6.5 and 115lt. While never
being overpowered the set up was perfect for the lumpy sea.
Sadly, I couldnít find any speeds but it was good fun trying in the
sunshine with up to 20 other windsurfers out during the day! I beat up to
the River Deben but didnít go in as light wind there, there was some really
confused chop as the outgoing tide messed up the sea by the channel bouys.
From the corner of kite beach, I could sail broad in the slightly flatter
water then beat out to the red and white marker and do it all again getting
some nice gybes close to the beach but out to sea it was a big mess and you
had to slow down to survive! When going broad I was way underpowered hence
the slow speeds. I tried a mile run but again just too rough but it did
make my legs sing!
Mag walked down from home, a long way into a head wind and there was some
top banter on the beach Ė top day, thatís three days windsurfing in a row
luckily the wind is lighter tomorrow and going north thank goodness!
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