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Christchurch 28-29 April

Roger T at Avon Beach 
Date Date: 28/04/12
Venue Venue: Christchurch
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Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating

Last updated: 30/04/12 19:21
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Diary for Carl at Christchurch on 29/04/12

Carl and Heather
Rating:3 star rating
Board:98 litres

Pretty wet and horrible most of the day, but the rain eventually stopped so went for a look at 4pm, it was pretty windy but dead onshore. John V went out from Avon, but it didn't look too inspiring so I went to the harbour and met up with sleekpony and Mark, her stallion. The wind was fine for my 5.0m most of the time until the wind picked up quite a bit and it was then pretty overpowered. Could have done with a smaller board too as I was bouncing all over the place on the 98l but for some stupid reason hadn't brought one with me. Still it was good to get out for a couple of hours at the end of what had been a wet and miserable day.

Diary for Jackie at Christchurch on 29/04/12

After today, I can die happy
Rating:4 star rating
Board:80 litres

A brief window in between torrential showers between 4-6pm allowed for a sneaky session out at Mudeford. It was SE, very gusty and swirly and my sail backed just as I launched, burying me underneath it in 1ft of water. A real crowd-pleaser so close to the shore!

Taking out my 5.2 Ezzy, because it is better behaved than the 4.5m Storm, then the wind gusting up to 50mph, has made me decide that buying some smaller Ezzys is truly a case of need, not want!

The harbour was remarkably flat and I got up some real speed, but was too overpowered to even consider bearing away into any gybes! I decided to go in when it got scary and looking at the HSC anemometer, this point coincided with the 50mph gusts! I returned to shore in the most shambolic fashion - basically a very prolonged body drag through ballistic gusts and swirls going in all directions near the sailing club!

Not really holding my own with all the good guys (Carl and John were out there because Avon was hideous, lumpy and onshore) but a most excellent cure to the rain-induced cabin fever!