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14th August 2023
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: S
Wind Stength: 10/16
Surf / Sea State: Big
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Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny start then clouded over.
Max Speed: 17.30 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 21 miles (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 14th August - Windsurf **** The Dip at Felixstowe – sunny period.

Foil – 17.30 knot max, 15.26 knot ave, 10.94 knot hour, 15.11 knot mile, 33.86 km., 12.15 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and a Evolution Freeride foil with a Tushingham Storm 6.5.

After three sessions in as many days I was hoping to have today off but after the early rain had cleared the sun came out and we got a moderate breeze from the south so I arranged to meet up with Ian and Robert at The Dip around 1.30 giving the tide a chance to drop as the beach has disappeared of late! This gave me time to do my exercises in the sunny back garden, made lunch and headed down to the beach taking Mag so she could walk home. Ian and Robert were already rigging their fin gear with a fin sailor already out with 6.7. There was just enough beach to launch but with the wind cross on there was a bit of a dump but nothing too bad. Foil board ready and it was not as windy as yesterday so I rigged 6.5 which proved ideal until sadly the wind dropped late in the session! I got off the beach with no problems by swimming a little way out but the other two foilers had more trouble launching:( I was hoping to sail over to the large Firefly fleet racing off the Deben entrance but they were heading in as I sailed out! So, I decided to beat down the coast, once again the sea was pretty big which made for some challenging sailing but I soon made it down to nearly the Manor Martello Tower, gybed and had the most amazing nearly 4 mile run back sailing a lot of it close to the beach. Reaching the red and white bouy I beat out to sea with the aim of doing it all again. The wind did go light when I was in the lumpy Deben entrance and I dropped in turning but the wind returned and I made it all the way to The Fludyers before the wind dropped right out as it clouded over with a little light rain and I had to wobble back in a big sea, not pleasant but I made it back OK and had a good sail for the most part, just could have done without the wind dropping at the end! Hopefully that’s it for a few days and we can do something else!

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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Tushingham Storm 6.5
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95
Gull Vortex Shorty large

 

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