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28th September 2018
Windsurfing: Bradfield
Wind Direction: NNE
Wind Stength: 5/20
Surf / Sea State: river chop
Air Temperature:
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny periods
Max Speed: 24.68 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 16 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Friday 28th September Ė windsurf * Bradfield Ė sunny periods.

F2 Xantos 310 with Tushingham Lightning 8.5 and 44cm fin.

F2 Xantos 295 with Tushingham Lightning 7.8 and 38 fin.

24.68 knot max., 21.12 knot ave ., 8.45 knot hour, 14.22 knot mile, 29.70 km., 12.82 knot alpha .

It was always going to be a marginal forecast NNE 15 which is cross off at The Dip. Lots wanted to sail in Felixstowe but it was always going to be a bit off and also you would have been sailing through high water which causes two problems, not much beach (steep shingle bank) and confused chop so I was pretty certain it was going to be a trip into Essex to the River Stour at Bradfield. With the tide not high enough until about eleven I even managed my exercises first, arriving at 10.30 with Michael Galbraith already there. With a reading of 20 mph on the gauge and white water everywhere I rigged 7.8 on the 295 while Michael went for 6.25 but sadly it didnít take long to realise this was not big enough. By this time loads had turned up and the carpark was pretty full:) Michael quickly came ashore to rig 7.5 while I had a few more runs. With the wind fairly onshore, cross-on from the right it took awhile to beat away from the shore and only got going in short bursts:( So a change was required, it didnít take long to rig big and although it was better the wind just wasnít strong enough and the planing gusts were short. I managed a run to Mistley Dock and then a beat to Wrabness but on reaching there the wind dropped completely making it a wobblily run back:( Mag had made yummy salad for lunch and a few had even packed up as the wind was very light and patchy. It filled in enough for me to give it another try but struggled to get going so called it a day shame really as loads of people had come from miles around and it was a really good turn out but this is definitely my worst session of the month, getting cooler too, just not enough wind today, perhaps we will be luckier next week!


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Toys Used:
F2 Xantos CS 295 133
F2 Xantos CS 310 147
Tushingham Lightning 8.5
Tushingham Lightning 7.8
MK CPS carbon 180/240
Mystic  Majestic xl

 

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