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Bramblebush 5-6 July

Rigging at Bramblebush
Host Host: Andrew
Date Date: 05/07/14
Venue Venue: Poole
Forthcoming event Forthcoming event See the build up
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating
An excellent summer weekend at Bramblebush Bay. Hot, sunny and windy both days and a great Saturday evening around the camp-fire.

Wind-wise Saturday was up and down, but far more up than down. Sunday started calm, then built and built until no one could hang on any more, then eased off a bit for the late afternoon sailors.

Saturday night at Acton Fields was good, thanks Chris M for the new, improved fire bucket and plenty of wood.

All the children had a fun time, and Dodger enjoyed himself.

Best weekend this year
Andrew

Last updated: 07/07/14 19:08 By: Andrew
Views: 1077

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 05/07/14

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:3 star rating
Board:92 litres
Sail:5.5

Had a lovely sail. Seemed very windy but on asking a few people it was not as windy as it seemed. Got the perfect combination and had a lovely couple of hours.

Diary for Haylingmike at Hayling Island on 05/07/14

Mike
Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:6.6

Couldn't make it to Bramblebush sadly but sneaked in a sail on Hayling. After some frustrating changes in the wind conditions eventually ended up with my 6.6 nicely powered up - making it my first decent sail of the season - as opposed to massacres and pootles!

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 05/07/14

Bill (1)
15/05/12
Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.7

Really classic Hayling conditions and sunny too! The wind was up and down at times and ended up past the Inn on the Beach on one occasion but a great sail.

Diary for Andrew at Poole on 05/07/14

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:4 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:6.6

Well I started on much smaller kit (99l and 5.5) which was fine in the main channel, but involved quite a bit of blobbing to get there. Changed to bigger kit and just has so much fun going right across the harbour to Brownsea. It was up and down, but I managed to keep going in the downs and just hang on in the ups.

Diary for BeachAddict at Poole on 05/07/14

Avon BEach
18/11/15
Avon Beach, 4.2 Day
Rating:4 star rating
Board:98 litres
Sail:5.4

Good wind and great company at Bramblebush. From up on the dunes it looked so good that even Mrs BeachAddict could not resist and decided to give it a go after more than 2 years absence. A really great day rounded off with a totally chilled out evening at the camp site.

Diary for Yannis at Poole on 05/07/14

Yannis
Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:8.4

We arrived quite late and faced the all-familiar "it was windier earlier" situation. Undeterred, I rigged the largest sail in my possession and managed a hour's worth of blasting across the bay until the wind eventually dropped even further. The lulls were rather annoying, but hey, you can't have Bramblebush without the lulls - good for practising sail pumping.

Diary for 1awro at Poole on 05/07/14

Rating:3 star rating
Board:180 litres
Sail:5.0

Thanks Helen for your tips - much appreciated! Fun sail in good wind

Added by Gabi-PeteD on 06/07/14

Wonderful weekend
Sun, Wind & good company
Everyone had a good time
Just left my wetsuit on the beach, I hope someone picked it up

See you all at the Summer bash

Pete D

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 06/07/14

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:3 star rating
Board:138 litres
Sail:8.0

Didn't seem like enough wind but decided to rig anyway as it was so lovely on the beach. Got out and found I was planing nicely. However after about an hour or more the wind started to pick up and I was being blasted off the water. John arrived as I was leaving and was going out on a smaller board and sail which Looked ample!

Diary for johng at Hayling Island on 06/07/14

Hunter S Gouk
06/03/07
Rating:3 star rating
Board:116 litres
Sail:6.5

Just back from holiday, looked like it might be windy and, let's face it, it's always sunny on Hayling, so headed down... Yes, I guessed right! Heather and Bill had already been out on large sails, so I rigged the 6.5 as a precaution. However, the wind rapidly rose such that I was already overpowered by the time I got out! Got the 5.5 rigged, much better, got in some nice jumps and stuff - for some reason I feel really rusty this year. The wind dropped again when it rained (almost sunny!) so I switched back to the 6.5 for a couple more runs before feeling tired after a week riding my motorbike and overdoing food and drink...

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 06/07/14

Bill (1)
15/05/12
Rating:3 star rating
Board:135 litres
Sail:8.5

Waited all morning for the wind to pick up and it still looked a bit marginal when we rigged the big kit. However as soon as we launched it filled in a bit more and had a really nice sail fully powered.

Diary for Andrew at Poole on 06/07/14

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:4 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:6.6

Saturay had been so good and based on the forecast I really wasn't expecting much, but turned in to an even better day.

Started out nicely powered up, doing long runs across the harbour. Then when it picked up a bit too much I just played around in the shallows, then it picked up some more so I stopped for a long rest. Just abount to de-rig (too lazy to change down) when I realised it had eased off, so out on the water again for the best session of all.

Diary for BeachAddict at Poole on 06/07/14

Avon BEach
18/11/15
Avon Beach, 4.2 Day
Rating:4 star rating
Board:98 litres
Sail:6.2

Didn't expect much wind today but after wobbling upwind past the point found it was still planning conditions just round the corner. After a few runs the wind switched direction slightly and filled in back up to the beach. Couldn't ask for much more really, what a great weekend and great to see everyone.

Diary for Yannis at Poole on 06/07/14

Yannis
Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

Camping was great.

- Kids enjoyed the openness of the Acton field and played till late
- Sarah mingled with the mums
- The Cadac Safari Chef worked a dream and cooked those beef putties in no time
- A good Samaritan gave me his last 20p when the bloody shower took mine but didn't produce any water till 20 minutes later when Peter D arrived

The weather on Sunday started a bit gloomy but soon it turned sunny and warm. The wind picked up, then picked up again, then dropped and then picked up again. Rigging the 7.5m was a wise choice as it saw me through the lighter winds, it propelled me across the bay when the wind picked up and just as I was about to downsize the wind dropped again to comfortable levels. I could easily do a third hour in the water, but a foot strap mishap had me catapulted over the board and when recovered from the shock I realised that the mast had cracked the nose of the board. Damn. I need to buy a mast deflector I think. I did manage lots of gybes, but then I saw Laurence's super-comfie planing exits and realised I still have a long way to go!

Kids had another great day on the beach and I even talked to a guy I met when I was windsurfing in Pagham in the late 90s! Small world!

Diary for Eric at Weymouth on 04/08/15

Moi!
25/06/04
Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:5.4

Whilst on holiday in the area sailed in Portland Harbour yesterday with 8m rigged for F4 conditions which were enjoyable enough for only my second sail of the year. Came back today with much livelier F6 blowing and did my best with my rather poorly matched 5.4 and 140 litre free ride board. Got some good runs in but lack of practice (and consequently much depleted skill level these days) was all too obvious and a good part of the afternoon was therefore spent water starting! Still a lot of fun though and a reminder of what a great venue this is.

Added by garibaldi on 05/08/15

Thought you might stop off at Weymouth whilst in the area. Great to see you & the family in Gwithian, last week. Maybe we'll get to sail together sometime this year.