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15-16 August Hayling

Juan and Heather
Host Host: Haylingmike
Date Date: 15/08/09
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for 15-16 August Hayling (7)
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating
Well it was pretty close to what was forecast I suppose so I dont know why we were all so surprised but we had sun and wind and lots of great company! Around 20 members turned up during the course of the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed some great conditions.

Saturday was a bit up and down earlier on as you may have seen from Adrians diary entry - but as soon as he'd gone it filled in nicely to give us a couple of hours of superb blasting conditions in the late afternoon. Thanks Adrian! It was good to see Audrey out enjoying her first sail of the year and lovely to see Andrew down - not sailing but catching up on plenty of gossip! Both Gen and Juan also got some good sailing in - in fact Jaun was so knacked by the end he didnt even have the energy left to join us down at the Yew Tree!

Sunday started off even lighter but the sun broke through late morning whilst we enjoyed some chilled out rigging and reading of the Sunday papers. As per Saturday though it picked up mid afternoon and by 4.00pm most of us were planing - albeit on some big kit - a most enjoyable weekend!

Last updated: 18/08/09 00:23 By: Haylingmike
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Diary for adrian at Hayling Island on 15/08/09

Arenal - Javea
Force 5, JP 98, Search 5.4
Rating:3 star rating
Board:114 litres

Arrived early with plenty of wind about so we Matt & I rigged small. Usual storey, as we put our wetsuits on the wind dropped. Juan, Genevieve & the trios arrived. Juan getting the short straw, so spent the morning watching us sail. Matt went out on the 5.4 and changed up to 6.7. After half an hpur the wind dropped more, so Matt took the 6.7 and rigged again a larger sail 7.2. Wind up and down all day, but a great sail was had. Good to see a few faces there.

Diary for Eric at Hayling Island on 15/08/09

Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres

F 4-5 was forecast but barely F4 when I arrived at 12.30. Considered opinion of everyone I spoke to was that it would pick up so rigged 6.5 but it was not enough. After an hour of blobbing along decided to change up to my 8.0 but in keping with sods law when I returned to the beach it had indeed picked up and Mike and others were happlily blasting along. Did my best to manage with the 8.0 and was flying along for a bit but was seriously overpowered so decided to call it a day.

Diary for Haylingmike at Hayling Island on 15/08/09

Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:4 star rating
Board:114 litres

Got down the beach around midday to find the car park pretty full but other than Adrian and Matt and Gen and Juan no other OMWCites were to be seen. That was soon to change though, but whilst most of us went out, with the notable exception of Andrew who joined us just to catch up with everyone, there weren't many happy faces until late afternoon when the wind picked up and we had a couple of hours of fully powered up planing conditions - to produce my best sail of the year to date.

Diary for Genevieve at Hayling Island on 15/08/09

my favourite board at the time
flash that logo
Rating:3 star rating
Board:115 litres

Windy! and I get time off from looking after the boys! In a bit of a rush to take advantage of this, I sailed back and forth as much as possible before lunchtime and my endpoint. We have to buy new harness lines as I was reminded of how much contribution the kit makes to the sailing, and rubbish broken and old kit really drags you down - even the harness lines - I couldn't hook in on one side, so no wonder I got blisters and couldn't get my duckgybes to work all the time. Luckily, nothing more important or anything broken, or a rescue required. But Juan has a funny recent story about 30 year old kit and being rescued, and so we have certainly learnt that antique is for looking at and not using!

Diary for jonathan at Hayling Island on 16/08/09

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres

What a lovely afternoon!
Got down about 3pm and spent the first hour or so largely off the plane. However as the wind picked up most people left and in the end myself and Adam had the whole seafront to ourselves - with the sun shining and a fairly consistent breeze at this point.
Managed a half decent aerial gybe (well, at least I landed it with both feet on the board).
The perfect August Sunday afternoon...
Nice to see Audrey on the water again (the second day in a row I understand!)

Diary for Haylingmike at Hayling Island on 16/08/09

Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:3 star rating
Board:114 litres

I was back down the beach with Mo around midday but there was not a lot happening. However the sun soon came out to create some very pleasant chilling out/sunday paper reading/frigging with the rigging conditions - not to mention oggling Nick and Sally's new - what do you call it? Palace on wheels I think might be the best description! The wind picked up a bit mid afternoon though and I was planing nicely on my 9.5!. Audrey had her second sail of the year and Heather and Bill enjoyed their fith consecutive days sailing - its alright for some!

Added by Andrew on 16/08/09

Really good to be down at Hayling again, even if I didn't sail. Looked like everyone had a great tme on Saturday, wind picked up nicely by late afternoon.

Good to see so many faces in the Yew Tree on Saturday night.

Thanks Mike for your hosting and hospitatlity.

Last updated: 17/08/09 14:54 By: Andrew


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