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26th August 2018
Windsurfing: Felixstowe Manor
Wind Direction: SW
Wind Stength: 18-25kts
Surf / Sea State: rough
Air Temperature: ok
Sea Temperature: ok
Weather: cloudy
Max Speed: 26.10 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 7.1 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Need a sail but knew it would be a tough day when I arrived, it confirmed my smallest board available being Bolt 135L was too big. The Bolt 115 am still working on so maybe shouldn't have bothered as the sea was big. Most guys out on 6m Squiz on 7m. The wind was up/down so ventured out on 6.2 Hellcat / 135. The thinking was keep under powered to keep the 80cm board in the water.
I was under on the inside but fully powered up on the outside. The Bolt refuse to stay down, taking off too much going in or out so wasn't enjoying. It was the old school narrow boards day slicing thru the rough water.
Moved the straps back inboards to stop any excess speed and it was better but every time the big gusts came the board lifted. Would have got away with on flattish water, but this was a wave head day so conceded defeat.
Hopefully will finish repair on 115 Bolt soon. as would have been ideal today, although both boards and me prefer flattish water!
Hoping to sail a couple of hours at Mersea early Bank hol Mon, as its anniversary and she wants to dress up and go out!
Merses is ideal Bolt territory so hoping for some good speeds and mileage
Toys Used:
GOYA BOLT 135
Neil Pryde HELL CAT 6.2
NEIL PRYDE FLX40 430
MK CPX 160 - 210
MFC H1 SLALOM 42
NORTH SHOXS XTR SHOXS XTR 42
DAKINE XT SEAT XL
Prolimit 5_3 S.ARM FUSION FTM  XXL

 

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