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Panoramic view of Hayling Beach, high tide
03/08/14
Parking ranging by the time slot - All day 6.00, Overnight [22:00 - 08:00 ] 10.00
Toilets have a shower section,  but didn't try them. Toilets are vandal proof steel type. Drinking water.

Andrew

Andrew pondering life.
Andrew pondering life, from the top of Las Dunas, in Tarifa.

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
747585991011201251305000
Cornwall  218  5 16
Weymouth   12  7 10
North Devon   13  3 7
Poole 1 212  24 39
Christchurch  51218  20 55
Lepe & Calshot1  46 113 25
Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay  248  6 20
Porto Pollo, Sardinia    5  319
Hayling Island 3615281 31 84
Worthing  135  6 15
The Gower and Pembrokeshire    1    1
Shoreham  1 1  2 4
Pagham       2 2
Rhosneigr  12     3
Datchet Reservoir, Windsor       1 1
Total14184597111231291

Each cell shows number of sessions, click on a cell for more details.

Christchurch on 04/11/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:6.5

A gentle session in Christchurch Harbour.

The usual crew rigged for a low-wind sail twiddling session. North-westerly wind so very gusty, but I just caught a few gusts and had a couple of planing runs (so that means I can claim it as a diary entry). First sail for ages, so good to be out again.

Christchurch on 22/09/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:6.5

An enjoyable sail in Christchurch harbour

Not a lot of wind, just about enough for me. Not exciting but just a really nice simple session.

Christchurch on 08/09/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:101 litres
Sail:5.3

Friday fun in Christchurch Harbour

Wind dropped just as we launched, which made it hard work getting up-wind into the harbour proper, but it was fun anyway. Then wind came back again and turned it into a nice little session

Hayling Island on 05/08/17

Rating:1 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.1

Arrived at Hayling Beach to find very light wind, we decided it was worth going out just because it was such a nice day.

Did a few runs then the wind picked up alot. Should have just come in and change down, but I came in and dithered and chatted and dithered. By the ime I got back on the water, wind had died, decided to pack up before the next band of rain arraived.

So a pretty poor sail, but still a lovely day at Hayling

Hayling Island on 04/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:6.5

Friday afternoon sail at Hayling.

Good fun, but wind was a bit fickle. Planing most of the time and good fun, but hard work.

Hayling Island on 30/07/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:101 litres
Sail:5.8

An excellent mornings sail at Hayling. Nicely powered up on 5.8.

Classic Hayling chop made it hard work. Yet again I wished I had more energy, next time I'll follow Heathers advice and eat more energy-giving food.

Lots of others on the water, an excellent day.

Hayling Island on 29/07/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:7.1

Almost no wind, but there were tiny waves on the sandbar - just enough to make it worth going out, great fun.

Lepe & Calshot on 23/07/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:6.5

An enjoyable sail in the pond at Calshot.

Went for yet more kit demo-ing at Solent Sailboards. Tried out my new(ish) 6.5 sail on a different mast, compared it to an old 7m sail. Hmmmm, dither, dither, dither.

Wind was a bit gusty and not really enough, planing some of the time. Went for run a couple of runs on the sea, better wind but too off-shore for my liking.

A pleasant sail, until the rain came down...

Added by Heather on 24/07/17

Make a decision Andrew!! You know you want to?!

Hayling Island on 21/07/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:101 litres
Sail:4.7

Wavey fun at Hayling.

SE wind, so excellent fun playing in the small waves on the sandbar. A good sail until I ran out of energy.

Lepe & Calshot on 15/07/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:130 litres
Sail:5.8

A small sail and big board - strange combination but it worked well in the very gusty conditions. Great fun sailing with all the usual crew.

Also had a very brief sail on Friday evening, only a few runs across the pond - not enough to get planing but still pleasant. Then Sunday I eneded up going over to mmy favourite shop and demo-ing various combinations of sail/mast, well worth it, but not much time-on-the-water.

 
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