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4th July 2024
Windsurfing: Levington
Wind Direction: WNW to W
Wind Stength: 15/25
Surf / Sea State: river chop and smooth
Air Temperature: 18
Sea Temperature:
Weather: sunny and warm
Max Speed: 19.24 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 27.50 mile (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

Thursday 4th July – Windsurf **** River Orwell at Levington – sunny and warm.

Foil – 19.24 knot max , 17.61 knot ave, 9.78 knot hour, 16.05 knot mile, 44.68 km., 15.66 knot alpha.

Starboard Freeride 150 and a Evolution Freeride foil with a Tushingham Storm 5.2.

A cracking forecast of wall to wall sunshine with a westerly wind around 20 knots so I headed over to Levington Marina, arriving at 8.45 to make the most of high water which was just past 11 with Robert arriving a little later! I quickly set up my foil board, sail choice was harder as the wind was probably WNW a fraction off but there was white water out in the middle of the river I I took a chance with 5.2 which proved right when the big gusts came through! I was on the water at 9.30 and was up and flying straight away, spending a good part of the session doing short runs across the river I front of the marina doing over 50 gybes, managing to stay dry for the whole session despite it being pretty bumpy down the middle! I was joined on the water by Robert on 5.3 and was shaving fun I front of the marina but he headed I much earlier than me as he was off to Alton to continue his winging! The wind went a little patchy and I was tempted to came in and swop to 6.5 but stuck with the smaller sail, in fact I managed a few long runs down to Felixstowe docks as a huge container ship docking on the last berth! It was nice down this part of the river as it was much flatter than near the marina. The wind eased again so I slowly headed back only flying once more as I beat back! I was just changing my shoes I our van when Mag arrived, she did the usual bus to the out skirts of Levington and walk 2.50 miles to the marina. I then showered and we enjoyed lunch in the van before I packed up and we headed for home, nice session I the sunshine, tomorrow is looking wet again but Saturday is looking promising for another Levington foil! Then before sorting out my pics Mag and I walked around the corner to vote and the the polling station a church was full of wild flowers, it looked lovely!


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Toys Used:
Starboard  Freeride Foil 150
Tushingham Storm 5.25
MK CPX carbon 150/210
Starboard  Evolution Freeride 95-1100-500-95

 

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