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jonathan

Hayling Island on 25/04/10

Rating:2 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:6.9

Not mega windy but it was nice to get out in the sun and without boots for the first time this year. Fortunately had Jane's board with me, don't think mine would have been much fun in the light winds. Did a bit of sail twirling etc until the wind filled in a bit. Was starting to think about calling it a day when right out the back my boom snapped in two places which wasn't ideal. I lost the arm and the back end. Tried swimming for a bit but wasn't making much progress. Then had another attempt to apply my rather poor DIY skills - manged to salvage some outhaul to tie the clew of the sail to the end of the remaining boom arm which was just about enough to struggle back in, trying to stay as sheeted out as possible to avoid too much stress on the sail and boom. After that it definitely was time to call it a day!

Added by Andrew on 26/04/10

Missed you again Jonathan, I was there in the morning (didn't sail though)

Added by jonathan on 27/04/10

Hopefully catch up with you soon Andrew.

I should also add that the offending boom WASN'T the one purchased from Duncan recently!!

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