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Easter 2010

St Michaels Mount, Marazion
Host Host: adam
Date Date: 02/04/10
Venue Venue: Cornwall
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Easter 2010 (13)
Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating

Last updated: 06/04/10 21:57 By: Andrew
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Diary for Bernie at Cornwall on 01/04/10

A good day in Mauritius 2007
Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres

Helen and I arrived at the Wheal Rodney campsite on Thursday evening, and on Friday headed to Marizion Beach. There was a good Force 5-6 blowing, and some decent waves, but totally onshore. So Carl and I went to Loe Beach near Falmouth for some flat-water blasting across the estuary.

It was a great 2 hours worth and the first sail of the year for me.

Loe Beach is not a well known spot, and I found out about it by talking to the locals at Marazion, but it is a good alternative if the sea around Cornwall is proving too un-inviting. It is at Grid Reference 828381, near the interestingly named village of Foeck.

Rounded the day off with beers and dancing to some live music in the Godolphin, with John Gouk and Jenny, and Martin.


Diary for Genevieve at Cornwall on 01/04/10

my favourite board at the time
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Rating:4 star rating
Board:77 litres

4pm we arrived from the drive and Gwithian was rocking with the surf and wind. We did paper/scissors/stone and I got to go out while Juan looked after the boys. Hooray! Nice peeling waves with regular nicely spaced ruler marks crossing the bay - it was beautiful. A little nippy, so I decided after consultation to keep on my boots, which I hate in waves, but it was worth it. When I came off the water at high tide, I coudn't touch the gear to derig for about 10 minutes as I had chillblains and the paid was burning. But it was a glorious first day for the year. A few nice rides, and a few little hops on my favourite sail and board. Let's hope the rest of the year is as tasty.

Diary for Carl at Cornwall on 02/04/10

Me and Bernie at Loe Beach
Rating:3 star rating
Board:102 litres

Met up with Bernie & Helen for a sail at Loe beach on Friday, well powered on 5.4m. Not much wind for the next couple of days, then missed a great morning at Gwithian on the Monday by getting up late as usual. By the time we arrived it was begining to close out and there were a lot of guys losing kit and some big swims. Decided I would probably break something and/or lose my kit if I went out, so being possibly the worst swimmer I know, decided to give it a miss. Typical bad planning for me, the morning sounded pure class. I could promise to get up earlier next time, but lets be honest, that isn't going to happen, so will probably just camp over at Gwithian instead.

Diary for marcingabriel at Cornwall on 02/04/10

My Van - If you see this van I will be near 

I am a new member, I thought that rather a photo of me I would post one of my van, as this you should remember, and feel free to come and chat to me.

I look forward to meeting everyone soon

Rating:3 star rating
Board:115 litres

I had sailed Daymer Bay on the Easter weekend a great spot for wave sailing , At first I took my 140 litre board with a 5.9m sail. I got planning easily but was over powered many times. Many times I managed to bump and jump, But being overpowered meant that it was easy to loose control.

So after about 2 hrs I changed the board to my smaller 115ltr. This time I was able to get planning on the way out, with some nice jumps, but it was nearly impossible to get planning on the way back. Nevertheless I preffered the smaller board as it was easier to wave sail on the way in.

Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 05/04/10

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:2 star rating
Board:99 litres

Definitely my slowest start to the season for 10 years! Even a trip to Dahab in February yielded only 1 planing day - so this was really only my second sail of the year. Even this was at risk due to an infection in my foot which kept me off the water until today.
It was hardly a classic day - the wind was full of holes and although I was powered up at times, there was a lot of boredom in between.
Still, it was very good to get out so mustn't grumble. And at least we saw a bit of sun...

Diary for tc at Poole on 05/04/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres

Finally got a chance to try out my new Starboard Carve 99. Got down to the harbour at 9am to avoid the masses - there were only two of us on the water at the start! The new board is quite a big step from my 148L board so took a bit of getting used to. I was a little under powered and it was a while before I got used to sailing with the board underwater. I now realise just how critical sail choice is with a "sinker". As the winds picked up it got easier and by the end I was blasting back and forth without any problems. Just got to work out how to turn the thing around now...

Diary for Bernie at Poole on 05/04/10

A good day in Mauritius 2007
Rating:4 star rating
Board:135 litres

Best days sailing for a long time, in a reasonably warm south-westerly, but still a seriously cold sea; 4 hours of blasting and blowing off the cobwebs after a long cold winter. Helen couldn't sail because of an injured shoulder, but enjoyed the nicest weather at Poole this year....and about time too.


Diary for Genevieve at Cornwall on 05/04/10

my favourite board at the time
flash that logo
Rating:2 star rating
Board:77 litres

Apparently the swell was 12 foot. It was definitely challenging. Lots of people not making it out. Lots of swimming. Even the locals weren't on fire, so it was definitely hard work. But I made it out, after a false start. The sort of surf where you are tempted to stay out...but it was howling on the outside, after being very flukey on the inside, due to the cross off winds, and I was overpowered and not too comfy on the outside. On the next run out I met my fate and spent a few rinse cycles swimming in after my gear took the speedy route without me. Thanks to Sam who pulled my gear out, while I was still trying to navigate myself to the shore - luckily the red helmet is easier to spot. After 2 hours, I had had enough and climbed the cliff leaving the gear for Juan to have a go. Worth it to up my game at Gwithian though.

Added by Andrew on 06/04/10

Never made it to Marazion/Gwithian, but had an excellent Easter in North Cornwall. No windsurfing but good to be back in Cornwall and really good to get the van back on the road after 18 months.

Bumped in to Juan and Genevieve at an A303 service stop on the way home, now there's a coincidence.


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