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Hayling 14/06/08

Ah Hayling!
Host Host: beth
Date Date: 14/06/08
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
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Rating OMWC Rating: 2 star rating
Some of us were lucky to catch the late afternoon sea breeze on Saturday, see the diaries. Bands in the Barn was excellent, those of us who hadn't got tickets had a pleasant evening in the Yew Tree. Sunday was spent nursing hangovers.


I was definitely a lousy host on this one...but luckily the wind showed its face and we all were able to play around on our big kit. It was good to see Audrey out for the first time since her injury - she even completed a tack!!!

The Bands in the Barn were absolutely top - just wish more people got tickets. Hopefully, next year we can do it again and more people will get tickets.


Last updated: 17/06/08 14:50 By: beth
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Diary for rogerta at Hayling Island on 14/06/08

Lets hava par't'eeeeee
Rating:3 star rating
Board:116 litres

First day out with the new Tushingham 7.5 Thunderbird - sweet. Also bought a new mast for it plus some skinny's for the wave sails.

A totally unexpected breeze filled in and we had a good couple of hours blasting in the sunshine. Bit of drag racing added to the fun - Mr Connick was flying. Loads of people down - Mike (of Hayling), Andrew, Bill and Heather, even Neil Mc and Audrey were out, Alan C, Mark C, and Beth

Only bummer was I couldn't stay for a beer!

Diary for Andrew at Hayling Island on 14/06/08

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres

I arrived at Hayling at 4pm, just as the sea breeze kicked in. A nice late afternoon sail with a whole bunch of OMWCers. Not too sure I like this big sail stuff, but it was so good to be out on the water.

Unfortunately my 8.0 is now an ex sail. Can't believe the way a whole panel ripped while de-rigging.

Diary for beth at Hayling Island on 14/06/08

Fetching water Tanzanian style!
Rating:2 star rating
Board:290 litres

It felt a bit like yachting as I've never used such a massive sail, and my jybes weren't really happening. But at least there was wind. And then the Bands were great.

Diary for markc at Hayling Island on 14/06/08

Mark C
Rating:3 star rating
Board:127 litres

Picked up a 9m sail on the way down, that I had won on e-bay. Good timing as I needed plenty of sq m today. It initially looked doubtful that I would get planing, but had to rig it anyway just to see. After floating about for a couple of hours, the wind picked up and was just about enough to get me planing occasinally. There was a definate wind line about half a mile out, guess it was where the SW wind was coming round IOW, suddenly overpowered with extreeme back hand pressure, so back to the beach for a tune up. With more down and outhaul the sail coped well, but was then underpowered closer to the beach. Low point of the day was being overtaken by Dad (AlanC) on his 7.5m, he enjoyed it so much he did it again, but when I was powered up he was nowhere in sight.....the sneaky toad.

Diary for markc at Hayling Island on 15/06/08

Mark C
Rating:1 star rating
Board:127 litres

Sunday was not quite so good, but tried to make the best of it. A few guys got planing with wide race boards and super size sails, didnt think it would happen with my 9m though, so rigged small for fun. Nasty nasty sail, Gastra wavefoil with 2 full battens, though it would be ideal for messing about with though. Wore myself out after about 3 hours of upwind 360 attempts, and ripped the sail all along the lower batten pocket, so hope the wind doesnt blow to strong at the weekends for a few weeks, as my smallest sail is a 6.3 now. Better have another look on e-bay.

Diary for Haylingmike at Hayling Island on 17/06/08

Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:3 star rating
Board:125 litres

Bill Heather and I arrived mid afternoon on Saturday to find most people blobbing with the occasional lwb getting on the plane. We rigged big but things were looking up before we even got on the water - and by the time we had been out for half an hour it was epic. Due to having rigged big we, and all the other OMWCers, were pretty knackered by 5.30 and decided it was time to pack up. It was good to see Audrey coming out of retirement not to mention Mark C who is now a regular. Add in Alan Andrew Roger Neil and of course Beth and it made for an excellent session - rounded of with an evening at Bands in the Barn for those of us who had got tickets. Just as well it wasn't windy on Sunday!!