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Rigging area at Meon Valley
Host Host: adrian
Date Date: 10/11/07
Venue Venue: Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay
Pictures Pictures: Pictures for SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER (3)
Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating
Sailed at Lee on Solent early in case the wind dropped. Well powered up on 6.7m 93 litre board, couple hours later I ripped the sail and came in only to meet Robert, who had just turned up. The wind swung northerley so we all moved to Hillhead. Met Duncan there who was sailing but just came in to change down from 6.5 to 5.4 (good sign there was more wind here). But within 15 minutes the wind swung more northerly and appeared to drop. Met Jonathan and we all decided to move to Titchfield where the wind was cross shore and appeared windier. Andrew arrived there to keep us company. Sailed on 5.4 (biggest sail I had) into the afternoon as the wind slowly dropped.

Good to see everyone, lets hope we can keep this turn out through the winter.

Last updated: 12/11/07 23:28 By: johng
Views: 1991

Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 10/11/07

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

I was down fairly late, saw people packing up as the wind dropped at Hillhead, so went straight to Titchfield Haven / Nature Reserve which was much better. The wind was still gusty and gradually dropped off but at least it was unimpeded across Southampton Water. Loads of people out in flat water and sunshine - it could almost have been a summer event!

Diary for Wylliewoolf at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 10/11/07

Tobago gybe
Just another gybe in the crowded Tobago waters
Rating:3 star rating
Board:116 litres

Arrived late, not surprising as we live the nearest to Titchfield Haven. So i riggd up as every one elese was coming off the water. Slightly underpowered to start with but the wind picked up a notch after the first few runs leaving me comfortably powered up and with most of the solent to play in with only 1 other board and 2 kites.

Diary for Carl at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 10/11/07

Carl and Jonathan at Meon Valley
Carl and Jonathan at Meon Valley
Rating:3 star rating
Board:102 litres

Well they call it "chase the wind" and thats sort of what we did. After a visit to Lee on Solent, then Hillhead, we eventually settled on Meon Valley which was perfect cross / cross on, sunny, warm and plenty of people out.

Diary for johng at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 10/11/07

Hunter S Gouk
Rating:2 star rating
Board:77 litres

Went down to Hayling Esso Beach to meet with Juan, also Bill, Heather and Mike T, not to speak of half the population of southern England! Rigged a 4.7 on my tiddley board, had a couple of runs, great fun, then the wind dropped. Fetched the 91l from across the road (parking nightmare) but the wind dropped further. Had a cup of coffee (cheers Cathy) and left. Damn. Where the hell is Meon Valley? Good to see Juan though, the babes are doing fine!

Diary for Haylingmike at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 10/11/07

Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:3 star rating
Board:98 litres

You wont believe this but I was Early Tate for a change! (Doesn't have the right ring does it!) Due to high tide at Esso Beach being 11.30 ish we needed to be there before 9.30 to get a parking place - and yes I just got the last spot. Had a leisurely breakfast watching some epic conditions building and eventually got out about 11.30. Had a brilliant if a little taxing hour on the water before someone switched the wind off - leaving me stranded on my sinker with rather a long walk. Or was it the arrival of John and Huan that caused the wind to drop??! Still it was good to see Huan again (only a fortnight after he was let out for the Poole/Avon beach event!) not to mention Heather and Bill, Trevor Jones, John Gouk of course.

Sunday was almost a repeat of Saturday although the wind wasn't as strong,dying altogether by middayish. Ex member steve Beamish was there both Saturday and Sunday but despite being rigged and ready to go both days didnt get a sail as the wind dropped both days just he was rigged and ready to go - talk about sick as a parrott!!!


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