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25th August 2012
Windsurfing: The Manor-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: sw
Wind Stength: 10/25
Surf / Sea State: big
Air Temperature: 19
Sea Temperature: 16
Weather: mainly cloudy with some rain :(
Max Speed: 26.28 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 38.85 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

After deciding not to go to Southend as the forecast was not good enough to risk it :( and with the wind at Felixstowe going sw then maybe offshore, The Dip wasn't the best choice but checked it first - several kiters out but went and parked up at The Manor at the end of the prom - a nice spot with plenty of sandy beach and a good launch :) With the tide low and coming in all day it would be good to try for an hour, with the sideshore wind gusting to 25 rigged 6.6 and headed out the one and a half miles to the Wadgate Post. I was nicely powered with this setup and several of my mates were rigging to go out :) Then after about 45 mins. the rain started and the wind stopped messing that hour up and I wobbled in near the pier, I sailed slowly out to the post and managed to make it back to the Manor. We then had to wait an hour for the wind to come back, time for lunch and a chat :) Then with the breeze back 20 mph + I had another go at an hour which I completed this time :) not a bad time considering how big the sea was and how overpowered I was at the end !!! I tried 5.6 on my 100 lt. but the wind was going so decided to call it a day - a top day out with my mates doing 3 mile curcuits around Wadgate Post, We had windsurfers out at The Fludgers and The Dip shame we couldn't all be out together !!!



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