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Avon Beach 27/28 October

John W at Poole
Date Date: 27/10/07
Venue Venue: Christchurch
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Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating
Well we changed it from Poole Harbour to Avon Beach, definitely a good move. Saturday was very pleasant 6m weather, Sunday was an excellent, full on day.

Last updated: 29/10/07 21:43 By: johng
Views: 2020

Diary for Andrew at Christchurch on 27/10/07

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres

One of my best sails this year,nothing special, just a very pleasant afternoon in Christchurch Bay, with just Jonathan and Steve D for company. Nicely powered up on 5.5 (once I blobbed out from the beach)

Never made it out on Sunday (what a wimp)

Diary for steve d at Christchurch on 27/10/07

Steve D at Hayling
Rating:2 star rating
Board:99 litres

My first outing on the water for many a month. 6m and a 99ltr board. Great fun for most of the day with only the occasional wobble as the wind dropped off. There was some debate between Jonathon and me as to who was the wind jinx - the late comer Andrew or the even later comer Mike T. Fortunately the wind seemes to pick up againg and my last memory of the beach was of three happy Ocean Motioners far out to sea having a good time.

PS. Did anyone notice how the beach has changed at Avon. Where has the sand bar gone? Probably global warming - it gets blamed for every thing else.

Diary for Haylingmike at Christchurch on 27/10/07

Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:2 star rating
Board:125 litres

Well Saturday and Sunday were a bit of a contrast really! Saturday the sea looked dead flat when I arrived midafternoon and I had a very pleasant sail on my AHD Free Diamond Seventy and a 7.5m2 sail - although all the other light weight ba****ds were on much smaller kit!! Sunday on the other hand was knarly lumpy holy (ie it had holes in it) and very taxing - well it was for an irregular sailor like myself. Dont think I can say that I enjoyed it really but it was the first real autumnal day I'd seen it had to be done - didn't it - Andrew? Perhaps not!

Diary for jonathan at Christchurch on 28/10/07

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:3 star rating
Board:112 litres

As Andrew says, a very pleasant afternoon - especially as it was my first time out for many weeks! Wind a bit light for a 6m but the big board kept me going....

Diary for jonathan at Christchurch on 28/10/07

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:4 star rating
Board:74 litres

Finally sailed my new (Feb!) waveboard for the first time! Very comfortable in the lumpy water, tricky to gybe given its narrow outline.
Great to see new dads Roger Taylor and Juan out!! Definitely wasn't a day to be missed!

Diary for johng at Christchurch on 28/10/07

Hunter S Gouk
Rating:4 star rating
Board:91 litres

Well, that was an interesting session! Great to see Juan, Roger and other new parents C&M :) Hard work, but then maybe I should've rigged the next one down... Finally got the idea late on in the afternoon and enjoyed myself, getting used to the conditions as they lessened a bit. Totally gnarly? Close! Brilliant day.

Diary for Carl at Christchurch on 28/10/07

Carl and Heather
Rating:4 star rating
Board:78 litres

Great to be back out in the first decent waves in ages. Plenty of other people out enjoying it too, there must have been close on 50 on the water at one stage. Good also to see so many familiar faces, especially the return of the "Big Daddy" Juan.

Added by rogerta on 29/10/07

Sunday was like totally narly dude, like classic 5.3 second spacing between logo high full-on sets man. We were really slashing it up on those mothers...
Oh I do apologise, I thought I was on Boards forum for a moment. A thoroughly enjoyable day. Great to see and catch up with so many others - Andrew, Mike, Kevin, Juan, Jonathan, John and Steve.

Great day, great sail, great company.