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21st May 2023
Windsurfing: Wrabness
Wind Direction: NE
Wind Stength: 5/15
Surf / Sea State: smooth
Air Temperature:
Sea Temperature:
Weather: cloudy
Max Speed: 19.36 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 28.75 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Sunday 21st May - Windsurf ** The River Stour at Wrabness - cloudy.

Foil - 19.36 knot max, 17.89 knot ave, 6.01 knot hour, 15.32 knot mile, 38.06 km., 13.52 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and an Evolution Freeride foil with a Sailworks Retro 7.5.

After yesterday?s session on the Stour, a tad gusty so not the best I was not sure about today as its another 52 mile round trip but Jason messaged saying there was white horses in Harkstead bay and with the sun out it was too good an opportunity to miss. We left an hour later today by which time it had sadly clouded over, when we arrived Jason was ready to set off on his foil with 5.8 but it did not look very windy out on the water? I set up my foil by which time Jason was out and not going great with the small sail so I rigged my 7.5 which luckily, I put on the van this morning. Out on the water I thought it was going to be a good day as I whizzed down past Bradfield, in fact that was my best mile of the day. Sadly, that was short lived and I spent the rest of the session playing hunt the gust, I am not a fan of marginal foiling days where you have to pump up, even the two foil racers out were underpowered with 9m! I did have some long flying runs but there was also a lot of floundering about, I made it well past Wrabness and had a nice run back but after nearly 3 hours on the water it was time to call it a day, not my best weekend on the Stour, maybe enough to foil tomorrow with the wind from the north but will make my mind up in the morning.
Back at the van I had a cuppa and lunch, hearing about Mags day, she did a long 4.26 mile walk down to Bradfeild and back through the nature reserve. Sods law the sun came out on the way home, we saw buzzards too as well as a kite this morning flying over a dead hedgehog in the road!

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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Sailworks Retro 7.5
MK CPS carbon 180/240
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95
Gull Vortex large

 

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