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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

Weymouth 25-26 August 2018

Date Date: 25/08/18
Venue Venue: Weymouth
Forthcoming event Forthcoming event See the build up
Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Weymouth 25-26 August 2018 (2)
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating

Last updated: 28/08/18 08:42
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Diary for Yannis at Weymouth on 25/08/18

Billy Winters, Portland Harbour
Proof that the club was there (need a flag though)
Rating:4 star rating
Board:120 litres

What a weekend!

Started on Friday, when the kids had their second day of the RYA Youth Windsurfing Stage 4 in Poole. Awesome breeze, but beats me why they were given large boards with dagger-boards when they were meant to practice footstraps and harness use.

Kids had some dinghy sailing practice at the Andrew Simpson sailing place in the morning. Luckily they had lots of energy reserves left to windsurf in the afternoon. We had an awesome session in the harbour. Nice breeze, flat water, sunny, warm. I mainly stayed close to the kids, but realised that I am not needed anymore :(

Unfortunately, we were the only OMWC delegates in the area (that I am aware off).

Saturday morning, I found out that the overnight parking restriction is now enforced as the note on the van's windscreen mentioned. So both of my only two beach spots for overnight staying, Hayling and Bill Winters, are now gone! We had to find a campsite for Saturday and Sunday nights. Spent Saturday night at the White Horse Farm campsite. 10 total. Bargain!

Diary for Yannis at Weymouth on 26/08/18

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres

A few people went out on 5m in the morning before the forecasted afternoon mayhem. Given the general weather misery (and recovering from a rib injury), I was in no mood of changing sails and waited for a bit until the rain turned completely horizontal. The 4.2m proved to be the right choice, although when the 40 knot gusts hit it all went a bit mental. The chop was immense especially towards the sailing centre. My old 95lt Fanatic was a bit too bouncy, but managed to keep it tamed. A few people attempted jumps and various tricks, but most ended up crashing - made me feel a bit better for chickening out. After a long while, my ribs decided they've had enough so called it a day. Soon after the chop disappeared completely and the sailing crowd tripled within 30 mins. WTF!?!?! Local knowledge is gold!

Kids spent the day in the van. Spent the night at the Top Field, Eweleaze Farm campsite. 51 for one night. Stay clear!!!

Diary for Yannis at Weymouth on 27/08/18

Miss E, Portland Harbour
Rating:4 star rating
Board:120 litres

Back into 'support boat' mode. Wind dropped to 15 knots today, so went out with the kids again.

Years of coughing it up is finally paying off as things have started to drop into place: harness, footstraps, speed, kids managed it all! I was left in their dust!


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