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Hayling Island 9-10 July

the joy ride
Sparkly Spring on Hayling on the Naish
Host Host: Juanito
Date Date: 09/07/11
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
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Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating

Last updated: 10/07/11 08:25 By: Andrew
Views: 2596

Diary for NickB at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Rating:3 star rating
Board:127 litres

Great sail, weather got better all day. Started on my JP Supersport 127 then Kode 103 both with 6.6 North X Type.

Diary for jonathan at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Vulcan attempt # 1
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres

Lovely sail. 5.9m was about right - although seemed a long time since I needed anything that big. Great conditions for trying a bit of freestyle, got back into my upwind 360s and managed a couple of downwind 360s. Should have put on more sunblock though....

Rounded off with a great fish and chip supper.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:92 litres

What a day. Best sail so far this year. Great wind, sunshine and lots of ocean motion people around. Fun evening at the pub too! Bliss.

Diary for johng at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Hunter S Gouk
Rating:4 star rating
Board:102 litres

A bit of rain on the way down, clouds coming and going... but it all turned out alright in the end!

Despite the pessimism of some, suggesting 6+m and even some of the Hayling stalwarts overheard talking about 7.5m, I went with the trusty 5.5, on the new Tushie mast looking resplendently white, and the just-in-case choice of the 102l JP. A bit smaller would have been good... headed off to the sandbar as it looked a bit wavy. What a good idea... spent an hour and a half having fun, crappy waves but always good to be playing in the sun!

Stopped for lunch and to catch up with Juan and Gen and all the other guys who'd turned up.

The wind had come up a bit, and Gen reported good results on her 77l waveboard, so took out the 80l Starboard for the second session. Just bashed up and down really this time, a few nice jumps, good to be out with Juanito sledging around on his new RRD speedsled. Did a couple of forward loop practice jumps around the mast, think I'll have to work on that a bit! Defo need to try baling out at high speed to get the nerve up.

And the evening's fish, chips and beer hit the spot - bit sleepy driving home but made it ok. Thanks everyone!

Diary for rogerta at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Lets hava par't'eeeeee
Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres

Beautiful sunny afternoon but oh my god that bast*rd Hayling chop - my ankle is suffering today. Great to see so many people out on the water though.

Added by johng on 10/07/11

Yeah... so that's why my ankles are killing me!! Knee too... Bah!! Let's tow this puppy somewhere warm and swelly...

Added by Juanito on 12/07/11

You 2 just monning when do we get force 5 in July?

Added by johng on 12/07/11

Good point, well made... And I'm regretting not trying harder on the looping front already...

Added by rogerta on 12/07/11

Yeah shut your bl**dy whinging John and get looping - was the water too cold for you pet... ;)

Seriously though - if you want some great visualisation for looping though - check this www.youtube.com/watch

Added by beth on 12/07/11

Awesome video - I feel like I can almost feel that loop - off to Lanzarote where hopefully I'll try those four steps.

Added by johng on 13/07/11

Good video!! I can do the over the front without the board, but I'm having probs with being happy about going with it! So his approach of ramping up the speed/height etc. whilst executing the move in the straps is gonna help a lot

Added by paolo on 15/07/11

if anyone go to Hayling again to try out looping, i wanna join and try looping too!

Diary for Jean-Philippe (JP) at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Bringing my rig back after a good session
Rating:4 star rating
Board:130 litres

First time in Hayling, I had a short but amazingly smooth session, maybe the best I've ever had, with winds almost constant, pretty much perfect for my 6.0
This saturday, I just wished I had a smaller board and more time :)

Diary for Haylingmike at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Mike at Lady D's fountain
Rating:3 star rating
Board:125 litres

Saturday started off a bit indifferent but turned into a gorgeous afternoon and evening. Unfortunately as the weather improved and the tide came in the water got very choppy - but the wind wasn't strong enough for my small board - so had to put up with it! Still it was good fun - great to see so many people out -and lots more old faces turning up! All rounded off with a very pleasant evening down at The Yew Tree.

Diary for tc at Poole on 09/07/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:125 litres

Another great session at Hamworthy. Wind was blowing steady Force 4/5, the sun was out and the water was not too busy. I'm currently struggling to tack consistently with the new board and the chop was making waterstarting tricky. Fortunately managed to find a sandbar which I could stand on to beachstart, which made things a lot less knackering. Was out nearly 4 hours with only a short stop for lunch and to check the cricket scores. Great day, not even the dog turd I stepped in whilst I was rigging up could dampen my spirits! New Dakine footstraps worked well, much easier to get in and out of than the original Tabou ones.

Diary for Juanito at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Evening sailing
That was great!
Rating:4 star rating
Board:103 litres

Good day on the beach with all my budies. Gen got some sailing in too and boys went swiming just like on holiday sunny and force 5. John & I where up for forward looping too bigger board to try that but another weekend John.

Diary for ocean free at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:135 litres

good weekend in manyways

Added by ocean free on 20/09/11


Added by ocean free on 15/05/12

Good weekend at Ferring, bike ride saturday sailing sunday 6.5 135L .Nice meal saturday night,Thanks to Heathers mum, giving some ware to lay my head saturday night. 6star bed and breakfast

Added by ocean free on 15/01/13

hi every one. Ive been of the seen since october due to having my 2nd hip,which i had on the 5th jan, at cambrige,my surgeon said iwill be ok for april will try and make winter bash if not see you all april take care kev

Diary for paolo at Hayling Island on 09/07/11

Rating:3 star rating
Board:145 litres

Good sail stayed on the big equipment whole session, the board became very flighty later on so was easy to jump frequently.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 10/07/11

Rating:3 star rating
Board:138 litres

Virtually no wind when we got down to the beach. Beautiful sunny day so decided to rig anyway. When I first went out had to pump like mad for intermittent planing. Then a little bit of a sea breeze came in and getting going was much easier. Everybody else gave up but I had a lovely time in the sunshine!