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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)


Isle of Wight on 30/09/15

Sunrise over Ventnor
Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres

So having decided Ireland was not going to work we decided to decamp to the only place with forecast wind and swell during the wave week - the Isle of Wight. There then followed a mammoth race - 5 hours from Waterville to Rosslare 4.5 hours on the ferry, 4 hours Pembroke to Portsmouth and then 1 hour to Fishbourne and 30mins to Ventnor where we arrived for sunrise.
We went to Bonchurch for our sunrise sail. Somewhat ironic we were joined by Timo Mullin and Jamie Hancock - at least we knew we were in the best place!
Hard session due largely to fatigue having travelled all night with zero sleep. A reef break breaking onto rocks didn't exactly calm the nerves and the later video showed people bottom turning around protruding rocks - scary stuff. But the wave was nice and this was a memorable sail due largely to the mad road trip that got us there rather than than the standard of sailing. I certainly didn't do justice to the wave.

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