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National Windsurfing Festival, Hayling 7-9 Sept

Hayling Island Fish n Chips
08/09/11
Host Host: Jackie
Date Date: 08/09/12
Venue Venue: Hayling Island
Forthcoming event Forthcoming event See the build up
Pictures Pictures: Pictures for National Windsurfing Festival, Hayling 7-9 Sept (3)
Rating OMWC Rating: 4 star rating
Web linkWeb:www.nationalwindsurfingfestival.com

Last updated: 09/09/12 21:50 By: Andrew
Views: 1287

Diary for adrian at Hayling Island on 08/09/12

Arenal - Javea
10/01/07
Force 5, JP 98, Search 5.4
Rating:3 star rating
Board:135 litres
Sail:8.2

Went down Friday night and celebrated Matts 21st in style. Woke up with no energy Saturday morning so missed the 1st race. Joined in (drifted) for the rest having totally the wrong kit. This was a day for old floaty kit with dagger boards. Finished the night off with live music and then back to the beach hut for a well earned kip.

Diary for Heather at Hayling Island on 09/09/12

Heather
05/07/09
Rating:4 star rating
Board:138 litres
Sail:6.6

Great afternoon. Rigged expecting to be blobbing about. However, wind picked up so I was planing and then sea breeze kicked in and I was flying. Really good fun.

Diary for Bill at Hayling Island on 09/09/12

Bill (1)
15/05/12
Rating:3 star rating
Board:135 litres
Sail:7.5

The Windsurfing Festival was great this year and really well organized. The wind picked up nicely on Sunday afternoon with an added sea breeze for a while. Had a nice sail with loads of people out on the water. The clouds came over later and killed off the sea breeze so called it a day. Glad I wasn't leaving the island, Heather left at 8.30 and there were still queues back to the Esso station.

Diary for adrian at Hayling Island on 09/09/12

Arenal - Javea
10/01/07
Force 5, JP 98, Search 5.4
Rating:3 star rating
Board:150 litres
Sail:11.0

Hoping for a sea breeze I changed to the formula kit but the 1st race we were all drifting again. 2nd race looking good and was planing (if pumping) before the start but then the wind eased and could not quite get it going. Finished the race and then half an hour later the wind kicked in. Decided best to leave Hayling before the everyone else.

Have to say this is the best event I have done and will be back. Must try and get more people next year.
Just the atmosphere makes it worth entering.

Added by Andrew on 10/09/12

I only made it to NWF for Sunday, but WOW, what an event. Absolutely packed out and the atmosphere just felt really good. There wasn't any wind, but the the weather was perfect for camping and simply chilling out. Everyone commented on what a good event it was, and on the huge numbers there.

I'm definitely going for the whole event next year.

We did have a bit of wind Sunday afternoon, some got out and had a good sail. I just watched.

Added by Bernie on 10/09/12

Turned up on Sunday not expecting to do any windsurfing, and met my every expectation in that area. But chatted to loads of interesting people including Peter Hart, Gem Hall, Simon Bornhoft, Nick Dempsey and Andrew Connick.

Also had a great chat with Peter Chilvers, who, as we all know, was the inventor of our sport.

Great event organised by Allan Cross, but sadly it is not guaranteed to last unless he gets some decent sponsorship money next year.

Added by jonathan on 10/09/12

Took the family down to the NWF. Made the schoolboy error of forgetting Nayra's sail - wasn't very popular as a result as she wanted to have her first go on a board on the water.
Good to catch up with those I saw

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