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25th August 2008
Windsurfing: Avon beach
Wind Direction: sw?
Wind Stength: 15
Surf / Sea State: chop to a huge rolling swell
Air Temperature: 19
Sea Temperature: 16
Weather: cloudy
Max Speed: 23.2 (knots - unless stated otherwise)
Distance Covered: 29.9 (Nautical Miles - unless stated otherwise)

After a long walk in the New Forest getting covered in mud we packed up the van and headed for Mudeford again,but as yesterday we could'nt park at the Harbour which was just as well as the tide was still abit low.We then found a carpark just around the corner from Mudeford which we discovered is Avon beach.We were lucky to get a front row parking spot,had lunch and watched as there were several windsurfers and kiters out even though the wind was cross off from the harbour making sail choice difficult.With most out on 6/7m sails I rigged 7.5 on the xantos.After a wobbly 100m the wind increased and 7.5 was fine,although there were some wave sailers out with small boards and sails but that looked like hard work to me and I like to be powered up!!! I started off with a beat up to Hengistbury Head I landed here walked past the most expensive beachhuts in the country - apparentely to check the flat water blasting potential of the harbour but the windsurfers in the harbour were not going so I decided against trying there.So back out to the open sea and reaching straight toward The Needles, so I thought why not lets live dangerously and sail to the Needles !!!! So after 8 miles of mega reaching in huge ocean swells taking care not to sail too fast I made it !!!(as I did not want to break anything) gybed at the red bouy (I mean fell in and waterstarted) and started the return,trouble is I sailed too broad back and ended up at Highcliff,then had to beat back to Avon beach,but I got back alive without breaking anything which is a result !!!! I then pack up and go for along walk with Mag to Highcliff the perfect end to a brilliant long weekend away and it only took us three and a half hours to get home !!!! ( I would love to do the Guy Cribb sail from Bournemouth to Brigthon as it is a great area to sail but I don't my hands and knees are up to the 100 mile trip !!! )
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F2 Xantos 295 133
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