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28th July 2019
Windsurfing: The Dip to Landguard
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Stength: 13/17
Surf / Sea State: lumpy
Air Temperature: 20
Sea Temperature:
Weather: Mainly cloudy
Max Speed: 19.10 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 10.92 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Sunday 28th Ė Windsurf *** The Dip to Landguard Ė cloudy.


Fin Ė 19.10 knot max., 16.05 knot ave., 6.59 knot hour, 13.98 knot mile, 20.20 km., 6.00 knot alpha.


Fanatic Cat with Tushingham Lightning 8.5 and 39 fin.


Funny old day started with rain again in Felixstowe with a few Felixstowe sailors going to West Mersea but I thought the forecast a little marginal and didnít fancy a session sailing wind with tide so decided to give it a miss, I think those who went had a good sail and even signed on for the Around Mersea Race, an event I havenít made up my mind yet? Again, with low water in the middle of the day options were again limited, I could have gone to Levington late after for a foil but in the end decided to repeat what I did yesterday. The fact that they were cat racing off The Dip made my mind up I was on the water around midday with the same kit as yesterday with WNW wind marginally stronger. I started off heading out to the cat finish line to see if Swainy was in the committee boat, sadly not but I said hello as I sailed past:) I then carried on a nice beat down the coast with some nice gusts coming through but in this direction it was pushing my further offshore than yesterday. I decided to tack just short of the shipping channel as a tug was heading out to get a large ship coming in. It was a good runny/reach back despite the sea being particularly lumpy! I even managed to get the rig right to the back but didnít quite make 20 knots! I was going to sail behind the shingle bar to make the most of the really flat water there but went ashore on kite beach and got small stones in the dagger board and track so just sailed out to the nearest island to clean it. I then had my snack and had a walk around the island while watching the catís race. With the wind in this direction it didnít look very windy on the Bawdsey side so after a couple of runs out to sea I decided to call it a day, thatís two sessions in a row without falling in, am loving the longboard this year and have been on some great trips. It is looking breezy Tues/Wed and might even get a trip to Point Clear, July has been a good month with this being my 12th session with hopefully more to come!
When I was packing up a lady who lives opposite The Dip cam come and asked if we had noticed our beach hut has moved, I said was it kids messing about and she said no it was the storm the other night! We might have to get the council to re- position it as it is a bit on the heavy side!


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Toys Used:
Fanatic Mega Cat 380 III 380
Tushingham Lightning 8.5
Mystic Yourizoon Shortie xl

 

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