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Christchurch 23-24 June

ME in the Harbour
17/06/09
Date Date: 23/06/12
Venue Venue: Christchurch
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Christchurch 23-24 June (3)
Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating

Last updated: 24/06/12 09:27 By: Andrew
Views: 1269

Diary for Jackie at Christchurch on 23/06/12

After today, I can die happy
Rating:4 star rating
Board:102 litres
Sail:6.3

Fantastic day on and off the water with lots of familiar faces to chat to and an Avon Beach Brekkie to start!
Must remember to take Emma and Rob for lessons more often. Whenever they come, whatever the forecast, we get Force 5! They did brilliantly well - Emma did her first tack and Rob disappeared like a rocket, doing really long reaches and even sailed back in downwind.
Mark of the bad back ignored his osteopath's advice and sailed - also carrying out 2 offshore rescues when Bernie's boom snapped a mile out and helping me waterstart a mile out when my downhaul loosened and I thought I had broken a batten.
Now, bath, beer, chilli and footy!

Diary for jonathan at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 23/06/12

Vulcan attempt # 1
28/09/07
My first proper vulcan attempt...
Rating:2 star rating
Board:91 litres
Sail:4.7

Bit of an anticlimax after the last couple of sessions.
Loads of holes in the wind and I started off pretty tired before I even hit the water - so I called it a day quite early on. Got a few decent jumps but not much else to write home about.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 23/06/12

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

Really powered up, great fun. Good to have lots of friends on the water too.

Diary for steve d at Christchurch on 23/06/12

THe Eiger
15/11/07
Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.0

Saturday :- had a look at the sea side- seemed pretty windy so opted for the harbour were the OM group were already rigging up. Had only brought a six and smaller as I foolishly believed the forecast. Could have done with bigger as the wind was full of holes. Got planing a good few times in the gusts. A lovely day none the less and good to see old friends, Pete D, Nige Sand John V.

Diary for Genevieve at Hayling Island on 23/06/12

Hayling Late 23 June spring winds 
23/06/12
windy early morning due to high tide at 3pm. Solstice is over and the countdown to darkness begins...
Rating:3 star rating
Board:87 litres
Sail:5.4

It was windy and we had to get down early to avoid high tide. A nice surprise was that Steve G. beat us all onto the water and when we arrived at 10, he was in changing his gear around. He was happy and enjoying the great sailing. Heather and Bill were also out. It was my turn, as Juan sailed on Friday night and did his highest jump ever apparently, while I was reading bed time stories with the boys. It was ok and I got out to the sandbar. The 5.4 was cranked down as really should have had 5.0 and when the wind picked up another force it was clearly powered up. Juan's Naish is nice, nearly as nice as mine...The waveshapes were small, closely packed and some odd refractions going in all directions, so a bit of jumping with care and that was it really. Felt a pang for Bracklesham or Shoreham...next time...Came in at high tide for a break.

Diary for Juanito at Hayling Island on 23/06/12

Evening sailing
That was great!
Rating:3 star rating
Board:116 litres
Sail:5.4

Gen's turn in the morning she got the best of wind but still went out in afternoon with same size sail but bigger board love it just a few people out had some good racing in with Mark but he had a bigger sail I keep on loosing. Evening at Steve place to watch Spain beat France 2-0

Diary for adrian at Hayling Island on 23/06/12

Arenal - Javea
10/01/07
Force 5, JP 98, Search 5.4
Rating:3 star rating
Board:72 litres
Sail:5.0

Arrived mid morning for high tide bit waves direction not good
Nothing clean to jump. Still a good day at the office

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 23/06/12

Bill (1)
15/05/12
Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:6.5

Tricky choice of sail size, most people seemed to be around 5.7 but that didn't seem to be quite enough so rigged the 6.5. Turned out to be a good choice for an hour or so but then the wind picked up a bit more and it became interesting! Had a great sail though.

Diary for rogerta at Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 24/06/12

Lets hava par't'eeeeee
16/07/11
Rating:2 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:6.25

After some serious faffing involving 3 trips to Halfords, finally sorted the roof rack bars out. By the that time it was nearly high tide so options were limited. So went local to Hillhead. Nothing special, just blasting about avoiding the tea baggers. Got a bit tedious after a while what with the solent chop so called it a day.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 24/06/12

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:4 star rating
Board:92 litres
Sail:5.0

Arrived - was going to take out the wave board but Juan was on the water first and advised bigger. Started really powered up but then it seemed like the wind was dropping. However, the cloud cleared, the wind came up and had a great sail. Was amazed at how quiet it was on the water -maybe too many people believed the lighter wind forecast, or they were too knackered! Great day.

Diary for Juanito at Hayling Island on 24/06/12

Evening sailing
That was great!
Rating:4 star rating
Board:96 litres
Sail:5.4

Funny day as got to beach for 3rd time on a trot force 6-7 rig 5.4 and 87L couple of runs and the wind went load of people pack up and went by mid day. Then the sun came out and the wind pick up again to force 6 went out whit bigger board 116 and the back to 96 wave board nice to sail a Hayling in only 5 people (Bill & Heather & Me). Bring on next week.

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 24/06/12

Bill (1)
15/05/12
Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.5

Tricky choice again today so we dithered about for quite a while before deciding that Heather would use my 5.0 while I used her 5.5 so we could change down to wave boards if necessary. Turned out to be a good choice and had a nice sail although still a bit sore from yesterday's overpowered work out.

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