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Hayling 24/25 March 2007

Steve D at Hayling
Date Date: 24/03/07
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
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Saturday the forecast was not good and Bill and I arrived on Hayling beach at a rather sedentary 11am only to find Adrian had been on the water from 9am and wondered if we'd changed the venue. It was a pretty offshore wind but dead flat. Adrian said it was just like being at Hayling speed week!! He was out on a 9m so we went for big boards and 6.5m. Wow - how Adrian managed with the 9m I have no idea as the 6.5 was more than enough for me and I like being over-powered!! However, Bill was about right with his 6.5. A good sail. Didn't see anyone else - we were expecting a new member but didn't see her.

There was also a lot of activity at The Inn on the Beach. Racing, Starboard demo and Mr Hibbard handing out his advice. Looked pretty good but we decided just to sail - By about 3.30 it was getting pretty cold so we headed in to the Eco beach cafe for chips and home made cake!

Evening was spent at The Yew Tree Pub. Bill and I dined alone but were joined later by Mike and Beth. We had a mini pool tournament which was entertaining but certainly not quality play! I'm afraid the host, Bill, earnt the wooden spoon much to his astonishment.

Sunday was a slow start but the Hayling boot fare took place as well as the racing and the demo kit so quite a lot of people for so early in the season. Bill and I seemed to be the only Ocean Motion people there - although we could easily have missed people as we headed straight out on the water. The wind had moved round to a more easterly direction and we headed out with big boards and I had 6.5, Bill 7.5. Great fun!! A good few hours planing in the sunshine. A great weekend!


Last updated: 02/05/07 23:53 By: Andrew
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Added by Andrew on 27/03/07

Sorry, I meant to join you for a beer, but I never quite made it down to the beach.