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29th March 2024
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction:
Wind Stength: 10/28
Surf / Sea State: river chop and smooth
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Sea Temperature:
Weather: cloudy with some rain
Max Speed: 20.57 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 26.50 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Friday 29th March – Windsurf *** River Orwell at Levington – Cloudy with some rain.

Foil – 20.57 knot max, 19.38 knot ave, 14.05 knot hour, 17.25 knot mile, 42.622 km., 16.14 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and a Naish Nalu 4.7m.


Looked like another good day with a ssw and as I have the second cold this month I once again headed over to Levington as was not up to an open sea session. With Maeva coming I headed over to the marina around 10.30 so I could get back to see her and with the cross on wind gusting over 25 knots I rigged my 4.7 with Chris Stephens coming for his first session of the year, finning with 5m with Andy M winging, Micheal G and Robert foiling with 4m. We were having a chat when we got a spell of rain which messed up the wind briefly but that cleared and I headed out, it was not as good as Wednesday, the 4.7 was ok in the gusts but the wind was patchy and I would have been better with my 5.2 or even the 5.5. I did try beating towards the docks but the wind was not constant enough for the small sail so stayed in front of the marina getting a few OK runs up towards Pin Mill making some OK speeds, breaking 20 knots a few times and getting some good gybes. I did hit a submerged mooring bouy hard and was lucky not to break something! I still managed to sail over 26 miles despite the up and down wind, then home to have an hour with the lovely Maeva.
Then at 5 I drove down to Felixstowe Ferry for an hour for the Grand Opening of the curiosity kiosk, an old red phone box that features some of my photos and had a nice time:)


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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Naish Nalu 4.75
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95

 

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