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25th March 2024
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: S
Wind Stength: 15/20
Surf / Sea State: river chop and smooth
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Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny periods
Max Speed: 20.43 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 27.75 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Monday 25th March – Windsurf **** River Orwell at Levington – Sunny periods.

Foil – 20.43 knot max, 19.03 knot ave (year PB), 13.46 knot hour, 15.62 knot mile, 44.42 km., 15.74 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and a Tushingham Bolt 5.5m.


Walk *** Around Felixstowe.

Woke around 5.30 and looked out of the back bedroom window and noticed some lovely colours in the sky, I thought I had missed the best of the sunrise but decided to jump in the van and whizz down the seafront, first stop the end of our road, second Felixstowe pier and third The Fludyers as the big red ball appeared above the horizon, I got a few nice pics for the local TV weather, sadly none were chosen:(
After missing yesterdays windy day I was hoping to get out today but was nnot sure, Mag headed to Lidl early while I did my exercises. Then as we were having Maeva for the morning and the wind was still light I walked around with Mag to pick her up and she was pleased to see us. We came back through the town with Maeva going to sleep. With the wind from the south building I had my breakfast and decided to head to Levington Marina.


Windsurf foil ****

The manor looked good on the webcam but the temperature was only 8 degrees so I thought the River Orwell was the best venue today. Arriving at 11.10, the tide was high and there was a good breeze from the south, cross on from the left, not a bad direction as it turned out. Foil board was quickly set up and it seemed windy enough for my 5.5 which proved right for most of the session, I had a particularly good first hour beating out across the river in fairly smooth water, it was definitely on for a 5 star session until the wind went a little patchy in the second hour:( I think the local fish population took a battering today hitting three I think with two putting me in the water, my only time in the water despite gybing around 75 times which was great fun especially when powered up!
The session was set against a large blue container ship on the end berth at Felixstowe dock, the bright blue Ane Maersk the 1st large methanol powered containership:)
I was pleased to break 20 knots a couple of times, got at OK average and some good alphas plus the months best hour so all in all a nearly 5 star session!

Photo Album here

Ane Maersk here

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

 

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