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Lepe 31 March/1 April 2007

Carl Gybing @ Calshot
Host Host: Wylliewoolf
Date Date: 31/03/07
Venue Venue: Lepe & Calshot
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Lepe 31 March/1 April 2007 (1)
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating
Two consecutive days of force 5-6 winds and it wasn't a Monday and Tuesday, it was a weekend. Not only was it windy, but sunny too. Due to the North Easterly direction we relocated to Calshot, which was perfect cross shore conditions. We were a bit late getting organised on the Saturday so were racing against an outgoing tide but nevertheless Martin & Sarah got out on the water.

The evening was spent at the Forest Home with Martin, Liz, Steve & family and the Christchurch Brigade (Patricia and John) joining us for dinner.

Sunday looked unpromising at first, but then at around lunchtime the wind kicked in and the sun came out and the Ocean Motion windsurfers started rigging up in force. Joining us on the water were Carl, Steve & Jonathan. Nuala & Xavier and Steve, Liz, Mat & Charlie joined Ella on the beach. Even Alan Cornish turned up briefly to say Hi and check out the water temperature before heading off down to Cornwall. Let's hope the wind stays for the Easter Weekend.

Thanks to everyone who joined us, and a special thanks to yup know who for having a family do on Saturday thus ensuring lots of wind for the rest of us. On a similar note thanks to John Gouk who appeased the wind gods by spending large volumes of cash on new kit on Sunday and barely managed one run out before the water disappeared.

Finally a note to Andrew Connick: Global warming must be kicking in as the water was not really cold. So no need to hibernate any longer.

Nick, Sarah & Ella

Last updated: 03/05/07 00:17 By: Andrew
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Diary for Carl at Lepe & Calshot on 01/04/07

Carl and Heather
Rating:4 star rating
Board:78 litres

A moderate Northeasterly forecast is not what you want to hear down on the South Coast, but having not sailed Calshot in years we were pleasantly surprised. Cross shore, constant winds, warm sunshine and on top of all this, it was waveboard weather - quality!


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