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jonathan

Dahab on 24/01/09

Rating:5 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.5

The icing on the cake...
A pleasant morning on a 6.6 almost making Essex Ducks (managed to get all the way around on one, but then got pulled over the front at the end) and practicing air gybes. All the better for it being boardshorts weather again.
At lunchtime the wind came out of nowhere and kicked up quite a chop, even in the lagoon. With my wetsuit back on again, the prospect of trying my first loops didn't seem quite such a daft idea so went for a few. All resulted in pretty big wipeouts but at least there was a videocamera on hand to capture them all. Now I just need to get the hang of the rotations...

PS I should add that this was our second visit to Dahab in 4 months. Again, we used Neilson based on the fact that there is a creche for Nayra. Again, Nayra was the only baby in the creche so got one-to-one care. The hotel staff (Coralia) were brilliant with Nayra. We only booked a week before the holiday so got a pretty good deal (worked out far cheaper than the Canaries for instance). The Neilson centre is a bit of a pain to get back to, but as the resort is far less busy at this time of year, they are very happy to give you a lift back in the RIB if the wind drops! All-in-all, thoroughly recommended.

Dahab on 19/01/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:6.6

Back to Dahab for a bit of winter sun!
Wind not bad for this time of year either. First time on the water for a month so it was just nice to get out today. Started going for a few 'Essex Duck's' (duck gybe with body-sail 360 at the end) - not very successfully but good fun

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