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Haylingmike

Mike
Mike at Lady D's fountain

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
098104114125140150
Weymouth 1  2216
Morocco  13   4
North Devon    1  1
Poole 1  41 6
Christchurch 1 31  5
Pagham    2  2
Lepe & Calshot1   71 9
Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay 2     2
Hayling Island415 31715 54
Worthing12 11  5
South Devon (Bigbury)1   1  2
Total7221103619196

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Weymouth on 08/03/15

Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:6.6

Can't believe I've been in NZ for nearly five months before I finally got out on the water! Anyhow I'm now sorted with a big four wheel drive motor and a trailer and so ventured out at the weekend just ten minutes drive from the house in Manukau Harbour at Weymouth! It's pretty close to the flight path for Auckland Airport but in a westerly produced some great conditions. It was about 24 degrees and 14 knots - but unfortunately I was the only one out!

Added by garibaldi on 10/03/15

Not unlike sailing at Datchet, then (?).
Glad you're sorted & enjoying the late summer out there.

Added by jonathan on 11/03/15

glad you've got out at last Mike, we need a picture I think!

Hayling Island on 10/08/14

Rating:1 star rating
Board:98 litres
Sail:4.2

Well Saturday I used my biggest sail and Sunday I used my smallest - might have been something to do with Hurricane Bertha! Unfortunately during rigging my boom clamp snapped :( I cobbled a solution together and went out but neither the boom - nor the mast or myself were happy so as I was finding it all a bit of a struggle and not really enjoying it I decided to call it a day and put the kettle on - a much better idea! I enjoyed that. Still nice to be out in the sunshine as, despite Bertha, it was really very pleasant just sitting on the beach :)

Hayling Island on 09/08/14

Rating:4 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:8.0

Didn't get down the beach until late - by design I have to say - having done all my chores to coincide with low tide! H B & A had all come off the water having had good sails but Clare was rigged and dithering as the wind had dropped. It was such a glorious afternoon that I decided to rig big and go and have a pootle. After 10 mins of being out there the wind picked cup and I had the most enjoyable hours blasting of the year :) I was a very happy bunny with a smile from ear to ear!

Hayling Island on 03/08/14

Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:8.0

Didn't get down to the beach until mid-afternoon (nothing to do with a hangover following H&B's BBQ the night before honest) which meant it was pretty close on high tide, but following everyone's advice rigged my 8.0 sqm and had a great sail - a bit overpowered in the gusts and a bit underpowered in the lulls but a pretty good compromise. What a glorious day!

Hayling Island on 05/07/14

Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:6.6

Couldn't make it to Bramblebush sadly but sneaked in a sail on Hayling. After some frustrating changes in the wind conditions eventually ended up with my 6.6 nicely powered up - making it my first decent sail of the season - as opposed to massacres and pootles!

Hayling Island on 21/06/14

Rating:2 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:8.0

Got down the beach late afternoon and was encouraged to see Heather, amongst others, planing! Rigged large but whilst I was tantalisingly close to planing couldn't quite get there :( but despite that it was a gorgeous day, the water was almost warm and it was just a pleasure to be out.

Hayling Island on 11/05/14

Rating:2 star rating
Board:98 litres
Sail:5.7

Well after yesterdays efforts it looked as if today was going to be a bit of a contrast - but looks can be deceptive! After the ballistic winds of Saturday and even Sunday morning they had all but disappeared by Sunday afternoon so I rigged my 5.7sqm and started of with it on my Free Diamond 70 (140L) but the wind was rapidly building again. Dropped on to my Freestyle Wave 98 which solved the problem for a bit but when it became too much I couldn't be bother rerigging so retired to the beach and a hot mug of tea!

Hayling Island on 10/05/14

Rating:1 star rating
Board:98 litres
Sail:4.2

This was a matter of survival sailing if indeed you could call it sailing - F7 Gusting Gale Force 8! I rigged my smallest sail (my 4.2sqm) on my Free Wave 98 and got thoroughly mullered! Still I was host and someone had to set an example - not that many followed - they had more sense!

Hayling Island on 26/10/13

Rating:2 star rating
Board:98 litres
Sail:5.7

Started off on my AHD Freestyle 70 and my 5.7 but it was just too bumpy. Switched down to my JP 98 Free Style Wave and had a pretty good sail. Trouble was it was pretty up and down - and in the lulls I needed the bigger board - but not in the gusts! You couldn't win really so didn't spend more than a couple of hours out and then retired to my van where Andrew and John came and joined me :)

Hayling Island on 19/10/13

Rating:3 star rating
Board:140 litres
Sail:8.0

Popped down to the beach "just to have a look" and came back 5 hours later after having had a delightful sail! Started off with the obligatory cup of tea and lots of talking whilst waiting for the shore dump to drop - but after Heather obligingly filled the role of guinea pig and proved it to be planing conditions everyone soon followed suit. Andrew and I got out about 4.00pm and sailed into the sunset. I was on my 8.0 and needed every bit of it but it was just one of these lovely easy enjoyable sails :)

 
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