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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
16/11/18
Iona receiving her trophy from Guy Cribb having come first in her fleet (4.5m)

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Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
95100109115120
Weymouth 5 139
Lepe & Calshot1  1 2
Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay1 11 3
Hayling Island11 1 3
Total3614317

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Weymouth on 27/05/13

Rating:4 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:6.9

Just as I arrived at the beach- Nik Baker was returning the ideal demo kit for me- so quickly changed and launched without rigging for the third time this weekend (couldnt have been better timing!!).
Went out with Duncan to practise carve gybes- planing comfortably most of the time. Practised lots and got round a couple- fell in tons but as only waist height water- wasnt too bad. I do love Portland Harbour!!
After over 2 hours- arms felt like dropping off- so gave Lawrence the demo kit and I paddled back with Xavier on his kiddie board.
Huge, huge thanks to Duncan for excellent tuition- now I just need to practise, practise, practise.

Weymouth on 26/05/13

Rating:1 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.3

Second sail in the day- demo kit again- hoped to plane but wasnt enough wind to plane. Practised gybes some more- but found it a lot harder with larger sail. Spent most of time tacking back to beach.

Weymouth on 26/05/13

Rating:3 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:5.5

Went out with Duncan with demo larger board and smaller sail to practice light wind gybes. Tried again and again and with lots of instruction- improved! Thanks Duncan

Weymouth on 27/08/11

Rating:4 star rating
Board:100 litres
Sail:6.5

Great sail - in my favourite venue!!
Thanks everyone for coming down to Weymouth- it was a great weekend- even though I only sailed on the Saturday.

Hayling Island on 05/09/10

Rating:1 star rating
Board:100 litres
Sail:6.5

Ok initially- although a little overpowered and over 'waved' (Im so used to flat water at Portland Harbour)- did about 6 runs then my boom clamp broke. Tried to fix/tie it on but couldnt- so sat on board and waited for Lawrence to sail past and help me. Waited and waited and waited- after about an hour and having drifted towards sand bar- another helpful sailor helped me (he couldnt tie it out at water either- so he managed to get it to shore where he strapped it up and sailed it back to me. By this time I was able to touch the floor and saw Lol looking for me- plus needed loo- so walked back whilst Lol sailed kit back. Need to get a new boom now as the broken one was my mk boom that fitted all my sails.

Weymouth on 29/08/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:100 litres
Sail:6.5

Ok sail in morning till overpowered. Managed 1 carve gybe- but messed rest up. Better sail in afternoon- did another carve gybe .. then wind started to die. Nice to be sailing in favourite venue, plus great takeaway with everyone. Thanks to parents for childcare!!

Hayling Island on 24/08/10

Rating:3 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:4.5

Fun though mostly overpowered- wind at ave 27 knots!! Sea was more lumpy than Im used to, and found that when returning to shore in footstraps- I went so fast I was scared!! Had probs with harness lines too long and unadjustable - so kept coming out of harness. However- it was a fun hour on the water- stretching my limits and with a great cup of tea (thanks Mike) and pizza afterwards. Thanks to Lol for rigging and de-rigging again for me!!

Weymouth on 20/08/10

Rating:4 star rating
Board:100 litres
Sail:6.5

Fantastic sail from small bay near my parents place on Portland harbour. Managed to rig by myself (Lawrence at work!!)- which nowadays is a novelty- and blasted straight out across the harbour. Rig felt perfect- planning very comfortably in my favourite venue. Managed 2 hours until my arms and hands gave up (not used to windsurfing at the moment!!). Also managed one gybe without falling in!! Fingers crossed there's wind for the bank holiday weekend as I cant wait to get out again. Cheers to parents for having my kids!! Wind ave 20 knots

Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay on 31/07/10

Rating:1 star rating
Board:109 litres
Sail:8.0

rubbish sail- used Duncan's board and only did one blast out and back- wind had died- so didnt get going and sail felt very heavy- nice to get wet tho'

Weymouth on 30/05/10

Rating:2 star rating
Board:100 litres
Sail:8.0

Ummmm- not as good a sail as yesterday- also- struggled with waterstarting the 8 with a board that was a little small!! Planed at first- but then wind dropped so struggled to sail upwind back to beach. Uphauling was fun - with the board underwater!!
However- had a great day- nice to see the sun and chat to friends. Great to meet new members (Hi Graham and Lisa), and all topped up with an excellent meal at the Turks Head.
Thanks to everyone who made it to Weymouth this weekend- it was a great event and Lol and I really enjoyed hosting it.

 
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