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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
16/11/18
Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

markc

Weymouth on 18/04/15

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.8

First sail of the year and managed to guess the wind strength completely wrong as went out with a 128ltr board and 7.0m sail to start with, little overpowered!!!! I shall have to recalibrate my built in wind meter. Once I was on the right sail and board had a great blast though not the flat water normally associated with Portland as in an Easterly it is onshore chop so plenty of small ramps to play with. Still a bit of a hanful in the gusts but good fun. Acouple of things soured my day a little, the sheer number of kitesurfers and the beach patrols by the harbour authorities and police!!! Yes police prowling the beach and checking you have insurance and a harbour permit to sail. They are now charging 3.40 a day, 7.70 a week 21.30 a season or 30.40 a year to obtain a kitesurf permit which allows you to windsurf as long as you carry proof of insurance with you as well!!

Weymouth on 28/06/08

Rating:5 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.8

After a windy night, was up early and raring to go, was rigged and on the water before 7:00am, on the same kit as last night too, had another great sail, came in around 9:30 as the wind was dropping, and was still the only person on the water. The wind died right off, and just one or two lightweights with big kit were planning. Around 2ish the wind started building, and about an hour later went back out with the 5.8 on the aero(127lt) to see if I could remember how to duck gybe, soon got them sussed and then started trying all sorts of things, became frustrated by my inability to pop the board out of the water though.

Weymouth on 27/06/08

Rating:5 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.8

Decided to head off to Portland Harbour for some gybe practice, left home at about 1.00pm and parked up around 4.45pm....traffic was horrendous so will not be doing that again. The wind was blowing so started rigging a 7.0m to go on 127lt board and it then started raining, sat it out for a few minutes then decided to get wet.
By the time I got onto the water the rain had stopped, and remained dry but overcast the rest of the evening. Had a great sail for an hour or so, then decided to swap boards as the wind was building. Tried the 7.0m on the axxis272, seemed to work ok and the gybes were much better with the sugar coated deck (diy non-slip). Came in about 7ish for a coffee and was getting overpowered, so rigged a 5.8m while the kettle was boiling, then went out for another go. Had some great speed runs, as it was now high tide, had very flat water and the port tack was a broad reach along the beach, great fun. It was getting dark when I came in, and had to use the street lights to de rig, best sail this year so far.

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