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Hamworthy/Kbay 7-8 May

Host Host: Jude
Date Date: 07/05/11
Venue Venue: Poole
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Rating OMWC Rating: 2 star rating

Last updated: 13/05/11 11:40 By: Andrew
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Diary for Robert W-S at Christchurch on 08/05/11

Rating:2 star rating
Board:140 litres

Forecasts proved wrong for this weekend. Found myself at Sandbanks and rigged a 10.1. But a fella coming in said "Don't bother!" So I didn't even put on my wetsuit.

Sunday: Not enough gas for Poole. And as it seemed marginal in Mudeford Harbour I ended up staying.

Rigged 10.1m again and was lucky to plane fairly consistantly. Guys on 8.5m weren't getting there. Anyway, got it together for for gybes and then went off to see the American Car rally.

About 20 vintage Cadillac, Oldsmobiles. There was a 2.8 litre Capri and a Ferrari 360 and lots of thunderous motorbikes.

Added by tc on 09/05/11

I'm sorry I missed this event - Hamworthy is one of my favourite places to sail. Incidentally if anyone fancies meeting up to sail here or anywhere near Southampton then get in touch.

Added by Jude on 10/05/11

No-one made it this time unfortunately (again). Bit of a wet weekend but there was a bit of wind around. Mark rigged up at Hamworthy, where there were a few people blasting around, but managed to set up just in time for the wind to tail off. Ollie and I had fun playing in the kids play area though, and Ollie also managed a few laps of the paddling pool on his bike. Hamworthy is a great venue for families as there is a fair bit to keep little uns' entertained, so worth bearing in mind if and when there is another event there. Any thoughts on keeping Hamworthy as a venue??? Has been popular in the past but less turnout these days. Too far? Too close to the big Easter break? Forecast too sketchy?

Added by jonathan on 11/05/11

Hi Jude. Had the forecast been a bit better (ie more wind, less rain) I think we might have come down. See you soon

Added by Robert W-S on 12/05/11

The wind wasn't as forecast earlier in the week. I couldn't bring myself to put on a wetsuit on Saturday. I rigged a 10.1m an a fella came back in saying; "Don't bother!"

Sunday was better in Christchurch Harbour at least. But it seemed marginal, there and as forecast was less for Poole and as I was low on gas I stayed.

So it ended up being SSW enough to get me planing on my 10.1 but not for guys on 8.5s
There was a pro out teaching teenies how to pump their way around a triangular course, but I thought that that was far too much effort to join in.