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

5th/6th December

Host Host: rogerta
Date Date: 05/12/09
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
Pictures Pictures: Pictures for 5th/6th December (8)
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating
A few got out at Hayling on Sunday. Jonathan had a good sail at Hillhead.

Last updated: 05/01/10 12:37 By: Andrew
Views: 1912

Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 06/12/09

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:4 star rating
Board:91 litres

After a few very shortlived sessions it was great to be comfortably powered for more than 5 minutes! 5m was spot on - kept me going in the lulls and manageable in the gusts. Had a good 3-4 hours on it in what were actually pretty warm and sunny conditions (for December).

Diary for rogerta at Hayling Island on 06/12/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres

The wind was a little up and down, especially on the sand bar which I ended up having a swim on just to take a bit of a break from the windsurfing. Its really funny continuously getting hit on the head by white water from the front, the side and behind. Mike P and John G both out as well.

The swell was definitely better at mid tide with some properly forming ground swell. As it reached high tide, the waves became less well defined so you had to go closer and closer to the beach to actually ride anything. So close that they occasionally sucked dry, leaving nowhere to go but face plant the beach - ohhhhh shiiiiiiitttttt - splat!

Diary for adrian at Poole on 06/12/09

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

Matt & I arrived early with only a few boarders out. Rigged large knowing the wind was to drop after lunch, but the wind came up. Maxed out most of the afternoon, but great fun. Last sail until New Year as off Snowboarding in France for 2 weeks.

Added by beth on 08/12/09

sounds like you had a good time - it certainly was better than the turkey I cooked. The waves looked great.


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