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27th May 2013
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: s
Wind Stength: 12/15
Surf / Sea State: choppy
Air Temperature: 15
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny
Max Speed: 23.28 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 23.20 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

With the wind not forecast to arrive until after midday Mag and I enjoyed the sunshine in our garden,did our excercises for the first time for a couple of weeks due to lots of wet weather in France and then went food shopping as we had nothing in !!! I then took my kit to The Dip and things looked promising my my mate Mark Smalling out and going well on 7.7 on his 145 lt. board so risked the 7.5 on my 133 zantos and at no point during the day was I powered up with this set-up :( Steve Carter arrived and rigged 8.5 but was struggling to get going so decided to rig my 9.4 and take out the raceboard. I set off at nearly high water - not the best time but beat down the coast to Landguard and then reached 6/7 miles to East Lane Martello tower but never flat out and never fullly powered up :( Crossing the river mouth was interesting with big waves coming at you from all directions !!! I then sailed to the old windsurfing hut and back enjoying the sunshine even if the sea is still a bit on the chilly side !!! I tried the shortboard again but coundn't get going so packed up - nice day ven if not many turned up :( I don't think I like the 'fat cat' as much as my old smaller volume model and I need a better 7.5 as mine needs lots of wind to get going perhaps I will look out for a 7.8m Tushingham Lightning. I think Mark had the best day sailing over 30 miles and had the right gear for the day :)
Toys Used:
F2 Xantos 295 133
Fanatic Mega Cat 380 III 380
Ezzy Infinity 7.5
Tushingham Lightning 9.4

 

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