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Hillhead 18-19 September

Date Date: 18/09/10
Venue Venue: Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay
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Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating

Last updated: 21/09/10 08:19 By: Andrew
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Diary for adrian at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 18/09/10

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

Gone down early to a good breeze with sunshine. Spent most of the morning blasting up and down the coastline. Loads of seaweed which caused problems with skegs. Decided to try and video a blast through my iphone but quality not that good. Next week looking grim but theres always the boatshow....

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 18/09/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:138 litres

late sail as the sun set. Very pretty but I think this will be my last sail in my summer suit. Autumn has arrived?

Diary for beth at Hayling Island on 18/09/10

Fetching water Tanzanian style!
Rating:2 star rating
Board:111 litres

Tried out a new race board at Hayling. What a blast - Starboard's Isonic 111. Only my wave sail kept me back. The only problem with a faster board is you have to buy a faster sail as well. The board was terribly fast and I could actually jybe it as well.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 19/09/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:138 litres

Kept switching between the 2 boards but decided it wasn't worth the struggle to stay upwind on the smaller one so finally stayed with the 138L and had a great sail. Was good to see so many OMWC members on the beach and in the water!!

Diary for jonathan at Hayling Island on 19/09/10

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres

I was expecting a bit more wind and even from the beach it seems there were some decent gusts. Fortunately Heather talked me out of rigging my 5.9 in favour of a 6.6m - thanks Heather!
This turned out to be the perfect size, given the fickle, gusty slightly-offshore wind - just goes to show you can't beat a bit of local knowledge.
It was a bit marginal, but a bit of pumping generally got me onto the plane so all-in-all an enjoyable session. It was nice to see so many people down.

Diary for Bernie at Lepe & Calshot on 19/09/10

A good day in Mauritius 2007
Rating:3 star rating
Board:135 litres

Helen and I went to Calshot for the day, with my kids in tow, and we had a lovely 4 hours of blasting fun, enjoying the warm September weather. The neap tides meant we could sail through the low tide, but I had to change to a smaller board to stop the fin hitting the bottom. The only downside was a rip to one of my favourite sails, hopefully repairable with some tape.

Quite a few other were out, kitesurfers too.

Diary for Andrew at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 19/09/10

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres

Good blast on big kit. Desparatley wanted to get out on smaller kit, but I could see it wasn't going to work. Went out on my big board and 6.6, had a really good blast. By the time I stopped around 5:30, I was getting overpowered. Plenty of others out.