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Tankerton Bay, Kent on 20/07/13

Rating:1 star rating
Board:120 litres

Promised wind never materialised (or it did before I arrived).

Nevertheless, I seized the opportunity to do some no-planing practice: tacks, clue-first sailing, foot steering.

I failed in most of them and at the same time managed to crack the nose of my board.

Should have stayed home, drink shandys and watch Golder Girls re-runs.

Tankerton Bay, Kent on 12/05/13

Rating:2 star rating
Board:120 litres

Windsurfing can be a lonely business. Might have been the 10C, or the constant rain, or even the generally miserable grey weather, but it was me and the seabirds at Minnis bay this afternoon.

My "finger in the air" method or gauging wind velocity in a desolate beach worked its magic and I rigged the right sail first time around. Alas the magic evaporated after an hour's worth of planing, as the wind dropped and I was gently washed ashore alongside seaweed and general north sea debris.

Still a good season warm up (so to speak). Getting ready for the big one. When is that going to be again?

Tankerton Bay, Kent on 11/08/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres

Finally! Stable wind for a change: lovely, warm NE breeze. As I am a bump&jump board short, I had to make the Freeride alternative do things it wasn't meant do. It struggled, huffed, puffed and in the end the ever growing waves sent us both packing.

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