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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.

jonathan

Vulcan attempt # 1
28/09/07
My first proper vulcan attempt...

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
074818485919294959699100105109110111112115116125133135140192367
Weymouth     1    1           2  4
Poole          2              2
Morocco     3  3        4  1    11
Christchurch 1 1 1  1 2     2        8
Lepe & Calshot     3    4   1 2      1 11
Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay1814227  3 27   2 6     2  83
Lanzarote   13  15116328   1  1   33
Isle of Wight    11  1 3              6
Hayling Island 892611  12 32   10       1  91
The Witterings and Bracklesham     1  3                4
Dahab          7 3 22 1 1 1  118
Pagham     1                   1
Brandon Bay  11  113 9              16
Waterville, Ireland        2     2          4
Isle of Wight        2                2
South Devon (Bigbury)   1 1                1  3
Total1171110125012351886622521051112611297

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

Hayling Island on 10/09/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:81 litres
Sail:3.7

A session of 3 parts:
1 - got to hayling a bit too early, egged on by the WhatsApp gang - but tide too high and dumpy, bit of a lottery for those who tried to launch - some took a real hammering. The rest of us sat in the vans out of the rain
2 - launched on my 3.7, definitely a somewhat sketchy launch still a big shoredump and Chimet showing 46 knots however pretty quickly the wind dropped and I was left floating or rather sinking. I saw black clouds approaching so held out expecting another squall but it never arrived
3 - changed to my 4.7 which I should have done far sooner. Immediately I was getting big jumps as the waves tidied up, then treated to a beautiful sunset, the rain even stopped for a while!
Second Sunday in a row that I sailed until dark. And good to sail with Kyle again.

Hayling Island on 03/09/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

Only got down to Hayling at 5.15pm on Sunday but fantastic conditions. A long time since I had sailed Hayling in a SE but at mid tide the waves were very clean. Great for jumping on both tacks and backside and occasional front side riding; and this was right in front of the beach rather than off the bar. The only issue was sailing towards the bar it was pretty tricky to see where the water went shallow and a couple of times I came off to find myself in ankle deep water. Good to see Roger and Beth out. I think Andrew got a bit too engrossed in his Suduko! Only about 4 of us out and due to my late arrival I was the last one out by some way. When my bruised ribs made their presence know after a big crash and with the light fading I thought I'd better call it a day and restock on painkillers.

Added by rogerta on 04/09/17

Sorry I had to bail but I was knackered by the end - you must have de-rigged in the dark almost! Great session, best I've ever seen Hayling - SE'ly is definitely the direction when Hayling lights up.

Added by beth on 07/09/17

Was an amazing session

Lanzarote on 24/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Back onto my 'home' set-up. However a combination of wind being a bit too light and my ribs being a bit too sore to pump onto the plane meant I didn't spend much time planing. Hope for more wind tomorrow.

Lanzarote on 23/08/17

Rating:5 star rating
Board:105 litres
Sail:5.3

Fantastic day in Costa Teguise.
Wind much cleaner than the last few days. My 5.3 was a little marginal early on but by the end of my morning session and throughout the afternoon session it was well powered.
Tried the Fanatic 'stubby; ST Freewave 105 - what a board! Dead short, parallel rails but a turning circle to die for - caught me a out a few times on the gybe. Tacking a little more technical and with most of the volume under the footstraps you had to be careful how you landed big jumps as the board doesn't necessary sink like other similar volume boards - and there were quite a few big jumps today.
The short length definitely enhanced my forward loop attempts and I was consistently rotating. I think previously I was trying to rotate before I had enough height. However all of these shenanigans didn't help my ribs that I bruised yesterday in a silly catapult - think I will be on the painkillers tomorrow!
Joined late on by Tonky Frans, underlining again why this place is so good: you have beginners out in the bay (and a little beyond) and have world renowned sailors on the point only a few metres away.

Lanzarote on 22/08/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Skate 110 and Volt 5.9 in fact my usual light wind set up. Wind wasn't as much as anticipated but got going albeit it took a bit of pumping and the hydrofoils looked liked they were having the better time of it.

Lanzarote on 20/08/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.0

Solid day in Costa Teguise. Windy but a bit patchy however 5m was a good choice both morning and afternoon.
Morning, well late morning - our flight was somewhat delayed so it had been a late night, was flattish but more swell in the afternoon as lower tide. And some great ramps from time to time. Roll on the rest of the week!

Hayling Island on 11/08/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

Wow, another Friday night after work sail! Due to hold ups on m3 etc didn't get onto the water until 7.30 but the wind had hung around. Low tide at Hayling so mega flat. However that didn't stop my harness line from snapping which was a tad annoying resulting in the waste of precious minutes of fading daylight as I changed boom. Good freestyle session with about 7 others out although by the end I found myself the only one out and was struggling to see the water in front of me so decided I had better call it a day....

Hayling Island on 30/07/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.3

Perfect timing, perfect sail choice. I felt pretty smug today.
The consensus seemed to be 5.5 - 6 but I had a sneaky feeling the wind was coming up so opted for a small sail and big board. Good choice, a bit marginal to start with but the wind built to the point where later on I wondered if I should be on my 4.7. Very good fun. What I wasn't quite so smart about was the application of sun screen, oops...

Hayling Island on 28/07/17

Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.3

A long time since I have managed a session after work but tonight I managed a 'splash and dash'. The first rule of splash and dash club (other than there is no splash and dash clu8) is not to ponce about and just rig up and make do with what you have rigged.
Unfortunately I rigged for the lull thinking the wind was dropping but after a bit of floating the wind returned with a vengeance, I would have been better on my 4.7 or even 4.2.
Still a decent sail and I came off the water at 9 as the squalls were making it hard to see the shore in the twilight.

Hayling Island on 23/07/17

Rating:2 star rating
Board:110 litres
Sail:5.9

First 20 minutes were excellent and then as the squall came in the wind picked up and visibility dropped (as well as the rain being pretty painful on my face). In the end I sheltered behind a groin whilst the rest of the squall passed. Another decent 10-20 mins afterwards and then the wind dropped and dropped. Finished the session with light wind freestyle. Nice to get out but would have been better if the wind had lasted

Added by johng on 23/07/17

Groin sheltering?? We demand to know whose groin!!

 
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