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

1st/2nd December 2007

Adrian having another great day at Javea
24 knots northerley with a good Med swell
Host Host: adrian
Date Date: 01/12/07
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
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Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating
Arrived at Hayling very early to be blessed with a cross shore 5m weather. Did not look quite enough for the baby board so rigged my 5.4 and sailed on my JP 93 freestyle. Only a few of us out to enjoy the sand bar. Within 1 hour I was maxed out with perfect waves rolling in over the sand bar. So decided to change down to 4.5 with my JP 72 wave board. As always the wind dropped for half an hour wishing now I had stayed with the bigger kit, but once I got over to the sand bar the wind was'nt a problem with a clean swell to play with. Wind gradually increased with more west (now cross offshore) making the perfect lip on the crest of the waves. Stupid air time to be had by all sailing. Had to call it day by 1pm(wifes thumb on head)...
Met John who was just rigging and saw Juans van at far end.

I am sure many a story still to come

ps Early morning sailing is definetly paying off.......


Last updated: 03/12/07 09:58 By: Andrew
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Diary for Carl at Christchurch on 01/12/07

Carl and Heather
Rating:2 star rating
Board:78 litres

Arrived at Avon a bit later than planned to find some nice glassy looking super long peeling waves up to about half mast and a cross off wind. Adam was just packing up having been on a 5.0m and complaining of too much wind on the outside and not enough close in. I rigged a 5.0 too and headed out to see for myself. Airtime was mandatory on the way out in order to get over the vertical monsters coming in. Following a couple of amazing rides down the line, I strayed a bit too far downwind of the cafe and turned to head back out. Now stuck firmly in the windshadow of the cliffs, I began to drift further downwind in the rip until I fell off and got mullered by the next few walls of white water. After a bit of a swim to get back in followed by the "walk of shame" past all the surfers I stopped for a rest only to find the wind had died and gone more offshore. This should have been a "best ever" day, but I messed up by being late (again?). Definately a "should have been there earlier" day!

Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 02/12/07

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

The cancellation of a lunchtime appointment meant I got another session this weekend. Made the schoolboy error of rigging in a lull - 5m was waaaay too much - but as I didn't hit the water until lateish there wasn't much point in rerigging. Did come in to swap my 91litre board for my 74 which made things far more controllable - but still stacked!

A good session - with probably the cleanest waves I have seen at Hillhead

Added by castorway on 03/12/07

Rutland Water

1st and 2nd Dec

Other dictates meant a weekend in Peterborough so off to the Lake. 5.4 on 83litres gave nice sailing in the sunshine. Sunday broke with Horizontal rain but soon the sun came out. With manic conditions, 25kts gusting 40ish Sail size? ....anything you like, it was wrong most of the time, but had a great sail on4.7 and 74litres