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Mood: don't like winter.....too dark
4th October 2003
Windsurfing: Estuary, Borth
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Stength: 5-7
Surf / Sea State: avg chop
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We had to wait an hour for the tide to come in enough but eventually spent all afternoon having some serious blasting fun in the estuary.

Proceeded to give masterclass in how not to setup rig/board in strongs winds - board + sail both went walkabout! Eventually rigged 5.8 which was more than enough for the conditions ... too much when the dark cloud squalls came over. First experience of a cambered sail ... really enjoyed the stability but the constant pull in the gybes felt v.different. Strangely, I completed a few gybes dry on port tack(normally my weaker side) ...but none coming back in on starboard ... always seemed to be totally overpowered......many wipeouts/ungraceful dismounts!

Wind became even stronger, so eventually decided to give my 5m sail its first outing. Typically wind died the moment I'd rigged it at which point most people came off the water and started to pack up.

However 30mins later it really picked up again and I enjoyed some more overpowered blasting, especially in the squalls. Cramp eventually set in but by this time I'd had enough ..... despite crap gybes one of my best ever sessions!

Nick
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Mistral Custom Flow 276
Neil Pryde Zone 5.0
Neil Pryde Spirit 5.8
  

 

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