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26th September 2023
Windsurfing: The Dip-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: S
Wind Stength: 10/18
Surf / Sea State: Faily big
Air Temperature: 20
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny periods
Max Speed: 18.8 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 17.75 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Tuesday 26th September – Windsurf **** The Dip at Felixstowe – sunny periods and mild.

Foil – 18.58 knot max, 15.81 knot ave, 11.20 knot hour, 15.84 knot mile, 28.48 km., 11.46 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and a Evolution Freeride foil with a Tushingham Bolt 5.5.

As we had arranged to look after our Granddaughter, the lovely Maeva I was on a limited time scale but as the winds were light first thing I had time to do my exercises. I then hitched the trailor and headed down to Squiz Lane at The Manor but there was two fishermen in my launch spot so reversed out and drove to The Dip despite it being near high water and I would have very little beach to launch. I arrived at 10.35 with enough beach to launch, just but very little wind so I went for a walk towards the golf course with my camera to get some pics to send the the local TV weather and was lucky enough to get on on ITV,s About Anglia, it was a good day as I got one in the local paper today too:) Then around 11 there was enough breeze to tempt me into setting up my foil board and I was going to rig 6.5 but suddenly it was gusting to 18 knots so I went with my favourite Tushingham Bolt 5.5:) I launched OK around 11.45 and my first run out I thought I had too much sail but it proved ideal for most of the two hour session. Once again the sea was quite big but being on the foil it is nuch easier on the body, especially my left knee which I twisted on Sunday while sailing! I sailed past the red and white bouy, gybed and started to beat down the coast riding well over the big sea, I made it past the pier and gybed in front of the new ferris wheel, it took a 100m to get going but once I was flying I had the most wonderful 3.50 run back just playing with the waves with the sail so light in the hands. It was so goo I decided to do it again:) The wind eased a little which pushed me close to the shore, a gybe at Jacobs Ladder soon got me back on track for the ferris wheel but after another top bet the wind sadly dropped as I reached the pier making it a slow slog back but I made it back OK, this dropped a 5 star session down a notch but still an enjoyable session:) Then home to spend a wonderful after with Mag and Maeva we went for cuppa to an old friend, Mary who really loved seeing Maeva. We then walked down to The Fludyers and had a nice walk back along the prom which was nice especially as the wind was light and we were lucky enough to see a Humming Bird moth in the Spa garden and Maeva got a 45 minute sleep – top day:)

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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Tushingham Bolt 5.5
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95
Gull Vortex Shorty large

 

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