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8th November 2018
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: S
Wind Stength: 10/14
Surf / Sea State: lumpy mess
Air Temperature: 13
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny
Max Speed: 22.17 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 7.94 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Thursday 8th November windsurf * The Dip - Felixstowe sunny.

F2 Xantos 295 with Tushingham Lightning 7.8 and 38 fin.

22.17 knot max., 17.61 knot ave ., 3.48 knot hour, 16.10 knot mile, 4.48 km., 0.00 knot alpha.

After yesterdays cloudy windy day we had wall to wall sunshine today with lighter winds so was going to give windsurfing a miss today as the wind returns on Friday for a few days:) Nice morning at home doing exercises, Michael Galbraith was at Levington was was not tempted with winds much lighter and then I checked the Felixstowe webcam and Mark Swain was at The Dip so I decided to check out even though the sea did look a horrible lumpy mess! Swainy was rigging 8m so I took a chance with 7.8 on the 133lt. It was always going to be the wrong time to sail with marginal winds with the tide going out:( It was a little dumpy but I got off OK and headed out though the rough water by the River Deben but the wind went light and I fluffed the gybe and fell. I lost a little downwind and ended up down by kite beach. With the wind light now, I struggled out through the really rough water and was knocked in a couple of times by big waves. I slowly beat out to sea turned and made it back to The Dip with the wind all but disappeared! Had a chat with Mark before packing up and heading home, a bit of a waste of time, lets hope tomorrow is better and fancy a trip to Point Clear.

PS. just checked the forecast and it's looking a bit hit and miss for the next few days so will have to see???

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F2 Xantos CS 295 133
Tushingham Lightning 7.8
MK CPS carbon 180/240
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