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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
03/08/14
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

Weymouth 2-4 May 2015

Andrew in the harbour
26/05/07
Sunny Saturday in Portland Harbour (Andrew trying out a new trick in his freestyle repertoire, bouncing a ball on your head whilst sailing.)
Host Host: nuporter
Date Date: 02/05/15
Venue Venue: Weymouth
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Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating

Last updated: 04/05/15 21:24 By: Andrew
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Diary for Nigel at Poole on 03/05/15

Nigel & Buddy at Westward Ho!
24/08/07
Our dedicated hosts for the weekend.
Rating:4 star rating
Board:106 litres
Sail:7.0

Another warm sunny & windy day.It started off to a bit of a slow start, so it was 7.0 sail & 124 board, after about an hour I changed down to my 106 board, it did cross my mind to change down sail size too, but I was having tooooooo much fun hanging on to my 7.0 sail, it was certainly the quickest I have been on both the boards since I purchased them.
Great day.

Added by markc on 03/05/15

Great to hear you had a good sail Nigel, windier than I expected!!!

Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 03/05/15

Vulcan attempt # 1
28/09/07
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.9

Hillhead was the busiest I had seen in ages, on the other hand it seemed like ages since I sailed at Hillhead - other than an extremely cold session in January when I went to look for the Hoegh Osaka (actually come to think of it, it was pretty busy then - but not with windsurfers).
It was May so those boots had to come off - which was very pleasant until i switched from my Skate to my new board - with rather aggressive non-slip and the hardest footstraps in the world - hopefully they will soften!!
5.9m was about right given the gusty wind, it got a bit of a handful on a couple of occasions but then dropped again.
The new board performed well - Simmer Tri-Fin. Not really ideal conditions for it as confused chop with no swell to speak of but gybed nicely. I am looking forward to its next outing...

Diary for Andrew at Christchurch on 03/05/15

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:3 star rating
Board:101 litres
Sail:6.6

A very enjoyable sail at Avon beach. Wind wasn't quite what we wrere pomised, but more than good enough for me, planing all the time, but it just didn't last for very long. The usual ultra-friendly crowd of locals, sunshine and new van all made it an excellent weekend.

Diary for Yannis at Hayling Island on 03/05/15

Yannis
Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:6.0

Weekend started at Mercers Lake with the kids doing the first half of their RYA Youth Stage 1 windsurfing course. Second half was meant to be on Sunday, but it was so windy (and cold) we moved it to end of May. And windy it was! We swiftly drove to Hayling on Sunday where the sun shone, the tide was low and a lovely 20+ knots was caressing the golden sand. The kit was perfect for the occasion, albeit I decided to wear my summer wetsuit, something I deeply regretted as soon as I failed my first gybe. It was very busy at first, but after a while only the hardcore were still in the water (and I was there as well). Was going to sail till dusk, but when I started turning purple I decided to call it a day. We spent the night on the beach (thank you van!) but on Monday there was no hint of wind. Today it looks like an amazing day to be in the water, but sadly I am looking at it from the window of my office.