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jonathan

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 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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