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2nd November 2014
Windsurfing: Felixstowe Dip
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: F4/5
Surf / Sea State: wavy lumpy
Air Temperature: ok
Sea Temperature: ok
Weather: rainy
Max Speed: 22.65 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 7.9Nm (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Didn't see any forecast about wind dropping in the afternoon so ambled down around 11.30 and that was too late really. Some were wallowing on 5.0, but said they wind would be back. Swainey went on 5.4 and looked well powered at times and I should have done the same really but rigged 6.2 on the 104 Fanatic wave.
I was under the whole way out and struggle in on the first run. Waited and the wind did come back blowing me off the water. It stayed up but didn't go out till it drop. Should have rigged 5.5 I guess, but would have struggled on the fanatic. Took out the JP 120 in the lulls, but was too big for the sea. Switched to the Fanatic and the poxy wind dropped again, which was knackering. There must have been 20 sailors out all appearing to have a 5 star day except me!.
Big loser was Phil who rocked up an hour later than me and yep the rain came and the wind died and swung off, catching at least 5/6 of them for the long swim.
That's normally me but I no longer sail in rain cos that always happen.
I tried the waste harness again and really struggled holding the sail and it gave me a massive backache. Switch to the seat harness and all was fine - so that's the end of my waste harness experiment. If you have back issues never wear a waste harness, that will aggravate it. Look out for it on Ebay :)
The day was 5**** but I wasn't!
Toys Used:
JP 120 Excite ride Pro edition 120L
FANATIC 105 FREEWAVE TE 105
Neil Pryde HELL CAT 6.2
NEIL PRYDE X6  430
JP FREERIDE 38CM
Mistral  Freewave 38 38cm
MFC MFC FREEWAVE 34 cm
NORTH SHOXS XTR SHOXS XTR 42
Dakine waist Rasta XL
Dakine Seat Race XL

 

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