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Adam jumping at Rhosneigr
Host Host: adrian
Date Date: 08/12/07
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Rating OMWC Rating: 2 star rating
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Last updated: 11/12/07 14:45 By: Andrew
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Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 09/12/07

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:2 star rating
Board:74 litres

Well, when I rigged up my 4.2m would have been a handful but by the time I got to the water it was far too small. Made a few runs out, but never really got planing, spent an hour or so hoping the wind would come back.

Mindful of the fact that next weekend looks freezing at present, I rigged my 5m and 84l board - the 84l felt like a freestyle board after the wobbles of the underpowered 74. So had a pleasant hour in what was by now, pretty flat water and decent sunshine - perfectly powered up. Sailed until dusk (which regrettably was 4pm!)

Diary for Carl at Christchurch on 09/12/07

Carl and Heather
Rating:2 star rating
Board:102 litres

Didn't quite make it out of bed in time for the early morning sail at Avon - although some of the locals got out. By the time I got there the wind was well offshore and the place overrun with surfers. Ventured to the harbour instead, where people were out on 4.0 to 4.5m. Decided on a 4.5 and the stronger big board having had various broken waveboard mishaps there in the past. When I went out the wind had just died and I was reduced to a bit of December freezestyle practice. Was on the point of giving up, when the wind suddenly came back. Sail size was perfect from then on and there were even a few ramps ove the far side for the odd jumps, it was pretty cold though. The big board was the right choice, at one point maxed out and sailing into the sun, I suddenly catapulted straight into the rig. When I looked under my board I found my fin was buried about 1.5 to 2 inches into a piece of driftwood kicked up by the storms.

Added by rogerta on 10/12/07

Avon beach on Sunday - what a beautiful sight, lines of swell running all the way down towards Steamer Point, probably about logo high on the outer sand bar, sun shining through the spray as it was blown off the tops, only surfers out. Some of the long boarders were getting rides from the outer bar to the beach downwind of Avon!!! It would have been possible to sail but you would have had to swim your gear out about half a mile, so had an egg and sausage butty instead and chilled!