Diary Entries: 1971
22nd August 2019
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: SSW
Wind Stength: 12/15
Surf / Sea State: Horrible lumpy mess:(
Weather: sunny and warm
Max Speed: 22.54 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 16.80 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)
Thursday 22nd August– Windsurf ** - The Dip - Felixstowe – sunny.
Fin – 22.54 knot max., 20.39 knot ave., 13.43 knot hour, 17.82 knot mile,
29.90 km., 14.45 knot alpha.
F2 Zantos 295 with 39 fin and Tushingham Lightning 7.8m.
We wake in Tunstall Forest after enjoying a couple of nights away in
Suffolk in our lovely little VW campervan, after a couple of hectic days
out on the bikes it was time for a relaxing morning. Mag goes for an early
morning walk while I do my exercises in the sun, then breakfast and read.
Then around midday we pack-up and head to Snape Maltings to pick some stuff
for Arlo and Rob before heading home. There is a sailable breeze, the last
for a week so I was keen to get out, my original plan was to go foiling at
Levington but changed my mind enroute and ended up at The Dip, Felixstowe
where Swainy was already parked but there was no sign of him? With 20 knots
SSW and if I had my 7m back from the repair shop I would have rigged that
but went for my 7.8 and 133lt. and was glad I did as was if anything under
powdered the whole session. I suppose I was glad I was under because the
sea was absolutely awful just confused chop for as far as the eye could
see, the only good thing being was it was a nice sunny afternoon! Remind
never to sail Felixstowe again near high water, the sea state here
resembles Felixstowe’s road bumpy and just no fun to sail which is why I go
anywhere else if at all possible! After an hour or so being battered and
with the wind easing, I head ashore before the tide turns, there is nothing
worst there than wind with tide! I have a nice chat with Swainy who has
returned after a trip down the coast before heading for home.
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