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8th September 2010
Windsurfing: La Franqui-France
Wind Direction: nw
Wind Stength: 15/20
Surf / Sea State: flatish and chop
Air Temperature: 25
Sea Temperature: 19
Weather: sunny
Max Speed: 30 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
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After some great days around Calais then the Loire and visiting some friends near Limoges and after Rob had texted the forecast for La Franqui to be windy from Wednesday,we were parked by the Etang de Bages et de Sigean near Narboone Tuesday evening with the plan to meet up with Peter Cutts :)Then at one thirty in the middle of the night we were woken by gale force winds and a bad Etang muddy smell :( so we drove to the sheltered Bages and finished the night in a carpark by the Etang near the recycling bins !!!

After a few hours good sleep arrange to met Pete and Jill on the beach between La Palme and Port la Nouvelle ,found a great place to park and although it didínt look that windy decided to give it ago with the Falcon 90 and 7m.I am yet to have a really good sail in the La Franqui area and today was,nt any different :( the wind seemed too north to me was was very very gusty,one minute nicely powered the next having trouble waterstarting which made staying upwind a nightmare !!! I had a few okay runs on the flatish water near the beach but there was a rolling swell and not enough wind and the course below the pier was very broad !!! So after one long run down toward La Franqui I had a nightmare getting back which involved struggling windsurfing,walking and swimming !!! Mag came to met me on her bike after her nice ride around Port la Nouvelle and helped me back with my gear !!!

Then spent a nice couple of hours chatting with a cold beer with Pete and Jill and checking our gps results and hoping for better condition tomorrow.

Mag and I then walk to the lighthouse at Port la Nouvelle buy a baget as the shop is closing and get a 10 euro fruit tart free !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) and saw loads of flamingos on way to our lakeside overnight stop near Peyriac de Mer :)


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Fanatic Falcon 90 
Tushingham x-15 7m

 

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