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28th September 2023
Windsurfing: The Manor-Felixstowe
Wind Direction: SW
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Weather: Mainly cloudy
Max Speed: 18.27 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 11.25 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Thursday 28th September – Windsurf ** The Manor at Felixstowe – sunny periods and mild.

Foil – 18.27 knot max, 13.18 knot ave, 4.03 knot hour, 16.73 knot mile, 18.14 km., 3.68 knot alpha.

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

I was hoping to get out today which I did but once again Storm Agnes let us down here in Felixstowe:( With light winds this morning, hazy too and the sun was apprentely blue tinged but I didn’t see that, at least it gave me time to do my exercises in the garden while Mag worked very hard as usual sorting out her plants getting ready for the winter! Then with a little more wind from the WSW I headed down to The Manor where there is more beach at high water. I managed to park at the end of Squiz Lane as three Environment Agency vans had parked for their lunch break. There looked enough wind to foil but it was difficult to judge its strength as it was slightly off but I set up my foil board and the wind seemed strong enough for my 5.5, sadly the wind had droped by the time I was ready to set sail.I had a very friendly cat which seemed to like my trailer, then my board bag on the beach, then went to sleep in the back of my van! A sailer who used to work in the old windsurfing shop here as a lad many years ago came down to sail, I actually sold him his Starboard Carve 145 which he is still using, he rigged 6.7 to fin so I thought I would have a run out with the small sail to check the conditions? Things were looking bad as I wobbled off the beach around 1.30 but 500m out I pumped up and had a fantastic mile run out in super smooth sea, gybing I had anther good run in before the wind eased. Sadly by this time I ended up down by the ferris wheel and spent ages floundering back in 10 knots of wind against the tide, I did get one more really good long run before the wind dropped again, I definitely should have rigged at least 6.5 or maybe even 7.5! I got back eventually and called it a day, three great runs and should have been much better if only the rig had played ball and I had rigged a bigger sail, cant win them all:)

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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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