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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

Lepe & Calshot on 19/07/15

Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:5.9

As Nigel said, rain and no wind forecast and instead we got scorching sun and wind. Still a bit gusty in the lagoon but would have been a shame to have trekked all the way to the other side of the spit.
Stuck to my board this time which proved adequate. Followed Beachaddict's lead and tried a few lame vulcan attempts (mine, not Beachaddict's). Escaped with no ankle injury which I think is always a measure of success when trying vulcans.
Got a decent few hours in and only stopped when a harness line broke - can now see the logic of transparent harness line tubes!

A great weekend - thanks to John for his remote organisation and Andrew for his not-so-remote organisation!

Lepe & Calshot on 26/05/12

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

Didn't really get ourselves sorted in time to get down to Bramblebush - didn't fancy the wait for the chain ferry but it was a shame to miss everyone.
So instead we went to Lepe hoping to catch the best of the Easterlies. After a little wait we got a decent breeze at high tide - mega flat so it was great for freestyle practice. Beautifully sunny - a really enjoyable hour or so. As the tide turned and started running with the wind it got a little more tricky to keep going, so called it a day.

Lepe & Calshot on 10/07/10

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

A surprisingly good sail considering the fickle wind and the deep mud off Calshot. It was a shame there wasn't a bit more wind as the completely flat water would have been great for making more progress on my 360s.
Plenty of sun and great company made up for this.

Lepe & Calshot on 09/07/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.9

We decided to join Andrew at Lepe before pitching our tent at Calshot. It was a glorious afternoon and the wind eventually tempted me out for a very short 45min session. There was enough wind to plane and my shorty saw the light of day for the first time in a couple of years.

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