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30th March 2023
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: WSW
Wind Stength: 15/26
Surf / Sea State: river chop
Air Temperature:
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunshine and showers
Max Speed: 20.80 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 27.75 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Thursday 30th March - Windsurf **** River Orwell at Levington - sunny periods, showers and mild.

Foil - 20.80 knot max, 18.51 knot ave, 11.35 knot hour, 16.95 knot mile, 45.00 km., 15.39 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and an Evolution Freeride foil with a Naish Evolution 5.6.

With a good breeze from the SW and a balmy 15 degrees I was keen to get out windsurfing, with a dodgy knee still I was not keen on an open water session especially as several were going to Alton water and the tide for my favourite winter venue, Levington Marina it was low water at one, also they are dredging the berths and there are large pipes blocking our parking area:( So I decided to do my exercises after breakfast then decided to drive over to Levington at 11 to check out the conditions, I managed to park at the end of the marina leaving me a 100m walk to launch out of the Marina entrance. I set-up my foil and took it to the water edge with my wind gauge, with the wsw wind gusting over 20 mph I rigged up my 5.6 which proved OK for the session which in the end lasted well over 2 hours covering nearly 30 miles. Launching at midday I sailed out of the marina channel being nearly low water but there was plenty of water out in the middle of the River Orwell, the WSW is not the best direction but I had some gybing fun mainly diagonally across the river in front of the marina but did a couple of long runs up towards Pin Mill. Nothing fast today as the river was a little lumpy in places but had a nice set of gybes not dropping below 10 knots in my top ten gybes. Could have done without a couple of showers but it was nice when the sun was out, very mild too, just me and a seal with only a couple of boats out on the water! Now knackered time to land with no problem, hot shower and home for a cuppa and cake and hear about Mags day. Looks like some more rain tomorrow!

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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Naish Evolution 5.6
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95
Gull Vortex large

 

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