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Long spring bank hols in Weymouth

Carolyn (apparently out of practice)
Host Host: nuporter
Date Date: 04/06/12
Venue Venue: Weymouth
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Long spring bank hols in Weymouth (4)
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating

Last updated: 10/06/12 11:00 By: Andrew
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Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 02/06/12

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:4 star rating
Board:92 litres
Sail:5.5

Fantastic! Expected to be plodding about under the cloud - instead zooming around amongst the swells in the sunshine. I'm going to ache tomorrow.

Diary for Bernie at Weymouth on 02/06/12

A good day in Mauritius 2007
Rating:4 star rating
Board:135 litres
Sail:6.5

Bank Holiday weekend in Weymouth and very busy. Got to Ferrybridge and to our surprise there was an onshore easterly blowing which gave us a good couple of hours of decent sailing. It was good fun mixing it with the Olympic sailors who were out in their numbers practicing for the big event.

Lovely evening in the Turks Head with Nuala, Lawrence, Duncan, Helen, Kev x 2, Audrey and Alison.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 03/06/12

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:4 star rating
Board:78 litres
Sail:5.5

Hayling came up with the goods again despite a forecast to the contrary. Sun came out and the wind picked up SW. Started on my 92L board and 5.5m sail. Blasted off the water! Couldn't be bothered to re rig so just got out the wave board cranked on the down haul and outhaul and off I went like a rocket. Fantastic. Should really have changed to a 4.5 or 4m sail as Bill ended up on a 5m but what the hell - I had great fun in the sunshine and didn't waste any time on the water. Tired and happy.

Diary for jonathan at Hayling Island on 03/06/12

Vulcan attempt # 1
28/09/07
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:5.3

Well it may have been raining in London for the Golden Jubilee Pageant but conditions at Hayling were best described as idyllic as I found when I left the family in the front of the TV and headed down.
To begin with I was amazed by how few people were around - especially when I rigged a 5.9m which was a perfect size. The sun came out and there was wall-to-wall sunshine for a good few hours. By now it was very busy in the car park.
The wind then gradually picked up such that I changed to my 5.3m - which was again perfect.
This was Hayling at its best - conditions were great for everyone. It was low tide so beginners were fine (even though I was planing off the beach on my 5.3) and although there were no great waves on the sandbar, there were some nice steep ramps - and it was almost as easy to get air off the back of them coming back to the beach as it was going out. There was also some great freestyle talent on display (not from me I hasten to add).
I was pretty much the first person on the water and the last off - so a solid 5+ hour session - I am feeling it a little today. Sorry to miss you Heather and Bill - what a great day, this was almost a "Best ever"... Thank you Your Majesty :)

Diary for Jackie at Weymouth on 03/06/12

After today, I can die happy
Rating:4 star rating
Board:94 litres
Sail:5.2

A great day sailing down at Weymouth with Helen and Bernie and a few of the OMWC crew. Very noble of Mark-of-the-bad-back to stay on the sidelines and caddy while I had a blast. A real privilege to see the US Olympic team in training, and fluff all of my transitions in front of them. It was particularly rewarding to hook back in by mistake, half way around a gybe, just in front of where they were filming!
Just sorry that I wasn't quick enough with my own camera to catch the Border Collie having a blast on the front of a planing board!

Diary for Bernie at Weymouth on 03/06/12

A good day in Mauritius 2007
Rating:5 star rating
Board:108 litres
Sail:6.0

Another brilliant day at Ferrybridge, this time in a south-westerly, so the water was a flat as can be, so I put my speed sailing head on and GPS, but dissappointingly only clocked 29mph. I could have gone for a bigger sail and smaller board and that would have taken me into the 30's. Clocked 38 miles of sailing and approx 65 gybes.

Audrey, Nuala, Duncan, Lawrence, Helen, Kev and Alison were out too, as were too many kiters and a whole host of Olympic sailors on their RSX boards and snazzy sails.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 05/06/12

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:3 star rating
Board:92 litres
Sail:5.5

Wind SSW. Had to get down reasonably early due to tide and impending torrential rain. Had a lovely time although there were some holes in the wind. Lovely morning sail. Arrived home as the rain arrived in buckets.

Diary for NickB at Weymouth on 06/06/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:112 litres
Sail:6.6

Weymouth came up trumps today after it persisted down yesterday. Good sail in the morning on JP FSW with 6,6m2 sail then the water disappeared. Ventured out again at 6pm but probably should have changed down with winds at 18 gusting 25mph. Sunny all day too.

Heading toward Bramblebush tomorrow pm.

Diary for NickB at Weymouth on 06/06/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:112 litres
Sail:6.6

Weymouth came up trumps today after it persisted down yesterday. Good sail in the morning on JP FSW with 6,6m2 sail then the water disappeared. Ventured out again at 6pm but probably should have changed down with winds at 18 gusting 25mph. Sunny all day too.

Heading toward Bramblebush tomorrow pm.

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