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4th August 2012
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: s
Wind Stength: 14-18
Surf / Sea State: big
Air Temperature: 21
Sea Temperature: 16
Weather: sunny periods
Max Speed: 23.63 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 13 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

A day that promised so'ooooooooooo much failed to deliver :( With rain early and wind supposed to arrive at midday as the last couple of days, so after breakfast at The Dip wind wind seemed to be raising so I went and got my kit. The few sailors out were struggling with 7.5 so had a sandwich and waited but the wind didn't come, so thought I was wasting a nice sunny day I rigged the 9.4 and went out on the longboard. My plan was to beat along the coast to the River Orwell and sail back broad but I made it a mile out and the front of my boom broke !!! :( and as I fall in the back end went as well. I thought that this was another trip in a rescue boat but I used the uphaul to roughly tie the front together and the out haul to do the back and then carefully waterstarted and slowly sailed back to the beach - that was a good start and another 100 + to find :( I then had to chose between 8.5 on the longboard or 7.5 on the short and went with the smaller option. I then had an hour of wich I planned three quarters of the time but the wind was very up and down, shame really as a nice swell where the kiters sail at the golf club. Still can't complain , thats sailing three days in a row and Team GB or going from strength to strength :) Come on Nick and Ben in the medal race !!!

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Fanatic Mega Cat 
F2 Xantos CS 295 133
Ezzy Infinity 7.5
Tushingham Lightning 9.4

 

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