Hayling Island 30 June - 1 July
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Last updated: 01/07/12 21:28 By: Andrew
Looked a bit disappointing when I first arrived: think I'd got a bit too used to 4m weather. Rigged up and found 5.9m to be perfect. Later on it was definitely getting a bit too much.
Had a very good session - managed a few upwind 360s plus a few not-very-good vulcan attempts. Oh, and hundreds of downwind 360 attempts - not making a lot of progress on these.
Great to see so many club members down - the most I have seen down for a long time.
Plenty of wind. Loads of sun. What a day. Got a bit crowded. Spent most of the day on the sandbar.
Sailed in my shorty but burnt my arms. Sorry Matt and I couldn't make the pub. Too many commitments at home
Nice sunny windy afternoon. Loads of the club out enjoying the conditions. Wind really filled in and was well powered up - getting a handful in the gusts. Typical short hayling chop slapping the board all over the place. Great blast out with the dude himself - Juanito - good fun.
Excellent sail, Hayling at it's best. 5.5 was a bit light to begin with, but the wind filled steadily all day, by the end I was overpowered, but a really good session.
Amazing - another windy, sunny weekend!! Great to see so many people from the club in and around the beach. Had great fun - rather overpwered at times but nothing new there! WOW what a month June has been.
Sail on Saturday was a bit rubbish with bumps everywhere but no real ramps. Sunday was a bit more pleasant with some real drag racing right next to the sandbar. A bit knackered with a three hour windsurf lesson as well as a proper sailing session...enjoying being an instructor though. Great to see all the OMWCers and a good meal at the Yew tree.
Marazon sailing out a 11.30 in at 6.30 just small stop to eat half of Heather sandwich thanks back on the water will al my budies sorry Gen you miss this one your time next. Great to sail with Emma again and some great runs out to sea with Steve G and Roger and Mike P. Bring on next weekend.
Had a couple of hours with my 15 year old Daughter 'teaching' her the art of Beach starts.
She did well for only her 2nd time on a Board.
It was quite windy and a lot of people were out on the water, 6.0 meter weather I guess.
The good thing is, she still wants to go Windsurfing again, so keeping up the training as much as possible. Got to get the 'young ones' involved in such a great sport.
Added by rogerta on 01/07/12
Most kids are going straight into teabagging so good on ya for keeping her on the straight and narrow. This sport definitely needs some young blood.
Added by flyingspudd on 01/07/12
Very true, too many of the younger generation are being drawn to te dark side (teabagging) ...
This T15 idea seems a good way to go for youngetsrs. There was quite a few down at Sandbanks today...
Think the Waterports Acadamy help out.
Touch windier than yesterday so took a smaller sail and it was a good choice.
Another busy day on the water, good to see so many people out.
Still frustrated by downwide 360s but great to get 2 days on the water in a row - cannot remember the last time I managed that.
SAme as yesterday but a bit windier (and I was still worn out from yesterday). Another excellent Hayling session.
I tried a variety of boards, my JP FSW 101 - Ok but just a bit too fast for the conditions, my old wave board (naish 86l c1999), definetly hard work, then John's Starboard Evo 80 - perfect, that's what I want.
Started out on the 92L board and the 5.5. Was maxed out but was too lazy to de-rig and re-rig so changed down boards and things were then manageable. Great fun in the sunshine with much more wind than originally forecast. Lovely.
Arrived to find Andrew and Clare skulking out of the blazing sun and whistling wind, presumably as a result of their efforts the previous day... It looked great, so rigged up a 5.5. That was a bit big really, could have handled a 4.7 most of the time, but hey...
A bit of swell, some not very big lines forming up on the sandbar, a wonderful session! Really enjoyed myself, fiddling about with some lumpy bits, some good jumps, even managed to turn around a few times. Andrew had a go on the Evo 80, liked it a lot, whilst his 102 FSW (which I have one of also) felt like a sofa in comparison. Finally gave up when I realised how tired I was, and went off for a fish and chip supper. Really lovely to see all the guys - Emma & Rob (hi Em!! Missed you...), Heather, Steve and Leuda, hey you know who you are.