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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)

jonathan

Weymouth on 29/08/10

Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.6

The NW came in somewhat stronger today so I could use my own board today. I actually would have been far better off my 5.9m or even 5.5m today, although the heavily downhauled 6.6m wasn't a disaster. The problem was really the squalls which kept blowing through and I didn't want to change down for fear that they would take the wind with them.
Great opportunity for a bit of freestyle: got my first upwind 360s outside of Dahab (I think flat water is the key to carving upwind enough to back the sail) and even managed to spin the board around some downwind 360s although didn't actually manage to remain on the board on these.
Nice to see more people turn up at Weymouth today. Sorry we didn't hang around, wanted to get home for tea!

Weymouth on 28/08/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:6.9

All looked a bit marginal by the time we arrived on the beach but decided it would be rude not to go out. Used Jane's 140l board with a 25cm freestyle fin in it as the tide was on the way out.
The good news is that on the way out I got planing before all the formula boys, however it was fair to say that once the water got deeper than their fins then they probably had the last laugh...
I was pleasantly surprised how relatively easy it was to plane on my set-up, but once planing then going in a straight line was a real challenge, especially as I had left the straps in their outboard positions. As for then trying to hack upwind whilst on the plane: the only thing I could think of was to try and make the inevitable spin out into some sort of tack entry to make it all look deliberate... It was all quite good fun.

Weymouth on 27/05/07

Rating:2 star rating
Board:91 litres
Sail:5.0

It took a bit of motivation to get into a wet wetsuit in driving rain and very cool air temperatures (for May!). Was eventually persuaded to and had an hour in on-shore wind. Not what one would normally associate with Weymouth...

Weymouth on 26/05/07

Rating:2 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:7.0

Rigged Jane's kit on the pretext of testing it for her and then had an hour or so of blasting. 140 litres and 7m was about the smallest I could have got away with. I think the Weymouth speed record was safe!

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