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Summer Bash at Calshot

Robert teaching Eva tacking
15/07/12
Host Host: omwc
Date Date: 14/07/12
Venue Venue: Lepe & Calshot
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Pictures Pictures: Pictures for Summer Bash at Calshot (9)
Rating OMWC Rating: 3 star rating

Last updated: 16/07/12 21:46 By: Andrew
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Diary for Andrew at Lepe & Calshot on 13/07/12

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.
Rating:3 star rating
Board:101 litres
Sail:5.5

Had a really nice evening sail at Lepe, a great start to the megabash weekend. I was slightly worried the wind would drop, but 5.5 was just right.

Diary for adrian at Lepe & Calshot on 14/07/12

Arenal - Javea
10/01/07
Force 5, JP 98, Search 5.4
Rating:2 star rating
Board:150 litres
Sail:10.9

Good to see so many faces today. After blagging the sports hall I spent most of the afternoon playing badminton, basketball & tennis. Heard the wind coming up so rigged the formula kit and went and joined the P&O cruisers coming out of Southampton. After an hour the wind dropped so on to johns live band. Awesome.....

Diary for johng at Lepe & Calshot on 15/07/12

Hunter S Gouk
06/03/07
Rating:2 star rating
Board:116 litres
Sail:6.5

Sunday dawned - it actually did, with sun and everything! After a leisurely breakfast, and some clouding over, the wind came up... lots of debate on the advisability of going out, and after rigging up I had to sit in the sun for a bit in my wetsuit :(.

However, it picked up, and a good hour or so was spent blasting around, joined by Yannis, Juanito and J-P sporting his fairly shiny new 7.5 he'd just bought off a guy in a dodgy band. All was well, until the wind dropped, and we were left with a bit of a slog back to land as the Calshot water went down the plug hole. Still, made it seem like it was worth it!!

Diary for Yannis at Lepe & Calshot on 15/07/12

Getting ready to sail in Calshot
15/07/12
Rating:2 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

Our weekend experience in 10 lines:

We arrived at Calshot on Friday.
It rained.
We met some great members (and children) throughout the weekend, too many to name!
It rained some more
We toured a number of camper vans and got some great ideas.
It rained even more.
We didn't get a chance to BBQ as it kept raining.
Kids had fun paddling and having a go at windsurfing.
Managed to score an hour's worth of great sailing on Sunday with John, Juan and others.
We shredded a tyre on M4 on our way back and car ended up on a towing truck.
Sun came out.


Diary for Juanito at Lepe & Calshot on 15/07/12

Evening sailing
That was great!
Rating:2 star rating
Board:144 litres
Sail:6.9

Ok sail nice to have a blast with John G. and JP and Yannis same it was only for 30min and then had a long walk back bare foot ouch! can remember been that bad with rock at Calshot.

Diary for Jean-Philippe (JP) at Lepe & Calshot on 15/07/12

JP
28/05/11
Bringing my rig back after a good session
Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.5

It was nice to see many friendly faces. Despite the lack of wind and the excess of water, we did have a pleasant weekend. The sailing was short, but thanks to a guy in a dodgy band, I was flying!

Added by jonathan on 17/07/12

Didn't manage a sail but despite the rain on Saturday we had a great day - good to catch up with old and new friends alike. Well done Adrian on getting the key for the sports hangar! Thanks again to the committee for organising this.

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