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Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

Hayling Island 3-4 September

Watching the NWF nightwindsurfing
Freya is incognito; Everyone loves the nightwindsurfing
Host Host: beth
Date Date: 03/09/11
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
Forthcoming event Forthcoming event See the build up
Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Hayling Island 3-4 September (15)
Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating
Web linkWeb:NWF2011
What an awesome event! As I was unable to be at the party and missed alot of the fun as well as considerably lagged in my sailing I will leave it to Juan and Gen to write a full report. I guess the party and evening events were outstanding.

There were a whole lot of OMWC people there - I'm sure GEn will list them all and quite a few competed. Well done Gen and Emma!

A look at next week's conditions hopefully is a good indication of the fall season - bring it on!

Also quite a few people came up to me to find out more about OMWC. Hopefully we'll see them at future events. Next weekend - windfest and forecast is looking stellar.


Last updated: 04/09/11 21:49 By: Andrew
Views: 2053

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 03/09/11

Rating:2 star rating
Board:138 litres

Lovely sunny afternoon. Not planing but really enjoyed plodding around in the sun, catching the odd swell on the way in.

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 03/09/11

Bill (1)
Rating:2 star rating
Board:135 litres

Wind didn't play ball so blobbed about for a while, some nice little swells on the way back in.

Diary for Genevieve at Hayling Island on 03/09/11

my favourite board at the time
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Rating:2 star rating
Board:144 litres

1st for ladies, 6th overall was the best result; then 1st for ladies and 11th overall; not so quick with in the others - something like 43rd overall, 1st for ladies - had to tack up wind twice to get to the buoy; then another maybe 22nd overall, 1st for ladies. They weren't giving prizes to ladies, the sexist gits. So I will just have to get 1st overall next time.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 04/09/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:92 litres

Great fun. Overpowered, big lumps, loved it! Made even better because of the lovely sunshine. Great weekend with good friends and fun Windfest party Saturday night.

Diary for johng at Hayling Island on 04/09/11

Hunter S Gouk
Rating:3 star rating
Board:80 litres

Arrived at Hayling through heavy rain to witness post-apocalyptic, post-party scenes... vans parked all over the place! Slight loss of good humour, I hate crowds... but it changed round when I met up with Juan and guys, then Audrey and Clare, Kev, Nick... No wind though, as Gen attested emerging from a long slog back to the beach! Apparently there had been lots, southerly (un-forecasted!) earlier...

Lots more chatting, shopping - two new wetsuits and a rigging jacket, do I get Andy Biggs shares? - and then the wind came up along with sun. Rigged a 5.5 to start with, but a single run out convinced me to switch down - good call! Heather stuck with the 5.5, brave girl. 4.7 was plenty, and time I got more used to a smaller board as well. Buzzed in and about, a few jumps, the odd wave thing, stopped for snacks, did it some more - you know how it goes. Finally stopped for fish n chips prior to the drive home, tired but happy. Thanks Hayling!!

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 04/09/11

Bill (1)
Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres

Pretty brutal with a 5.7, could have done with something smaller, but sun came out and new wetsuit worked a treat.

Diary for Genevieve at Hayling Island on 04/09/11

my favourite board at the time
flash that logo
Rating:2 star rating
Board:144 litres

smaller gear, slightly; boom came undone but still ended up with an ok placing somehow, by catching a late gust and being upwind; luckily didn't fall off rounding marks (or wobbling in the lack of wind)

Added by Genevieve on 04/09/11

Beth was a great hostess, despite the many family commitments, and tiring recent heart surgery, she raced, chatted and enjoyed the mega-fest of NWF and eked out as much as she could. Emma Ray came down from Essex (and the Ray) with Rob and was second overall in the ladies windsurfing, and won a stylish wetsuit handbag (? Yes, it's true) and a more covetable set of da kine harness lines. Kev came over from the Isle of Wight with Lynn, and Kev enjoyed the racing but had to have some discards due to the slight feeling of headache and roll of the tummy for the sunday morning race - he also said the party was great. The other Beth & John and Freya came all the way from NEWCASTLE! Beth is keen to get back into the harness and was sorely tempted by the demo. Leuda gave in to temptation and had a windsurfing lesson. Lots and lots and lots of people turned up! Mike P & Helen and Tom enjoyed a lovely weekend away, and Mike windsurfed on the sunday in the pouring rain in a good F5 before heading back (and unfortunately missing the promised Westerly force 6 and sunshine which actually did turn up pretty much when they said it would). Pete Newell and his other half enjoyed a stroll around the windsurfing. Audrey sailed!!! but as the wind changed a bit over the day, she was pretty overpowered by the time she went out and has written this one down to experience. Claire D turned up, but not sure if she sailed. Mike Tate partied. Bill and Heather did the whole thing except race, preferring to take a leisurely approach. Juan and the boys all had colds, but climbed trees, ate icecreams, threw pebbles, windowshopped in the display tents watched the races while Genevieve had a go. Juan got the party ticket. Genevieve did much better than expected which was put down to the expert caddying by Juan. John and Jen enjoyed the day and John maxed out the credit card with a new winter wettie as well as a great afternoon F6 maxed out on a 4.9. New member Richard (? this could have been misheard) had a great time. Forthcoming potential member Alex from north London will hopefully make it down again...A big smile all round and thanks to the NWF team and Alan Cross who organises it - remember 8-9 September 2012, not long after the olympic games...:) See the pics and the results are already up on the NWF2011 website. Big grin for the overall Freeride 22nd place (6th in the second race!!!) - 42 is at the end of the universe!!

Added by Andrew on 05/09/11

Here's the reults page:
Well done Gen !!

Added by Clare D on 05/09/11

When the wind had dropped by mid day on Sunday I decided to leave Hayling and go home. Late afternoon I realised the sun and wind had come back and I manged to get out at Southsea. I went out on my 4.5m sail it was lumpy and challenging but I had a great time for about an hour.

Added by emma on 15/02/12

Hi - I've only just read the NWF 2011 write up - doh!

So we're all going this year as well?!

Who's up for going to the Wave competitions in Wales/Ireland in May and Cornwall/Tiree in October?



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