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


Shef carving in Vass
July 2012, Vassiliki, Greece

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard / sail sizeTotal
Poole      1 1
Tankerton Bay, Kent    1   1
Christchurch 41111 19
Lepe & Calshot1   1   2
Worthing  1     1
Tiree - magical Western Isle1       1

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

Tiree - magical Western Isle on 14/08/18

Fully loaded
Oban ? before the ferry to Tiree
Rating:4 star rating
Board:0 litres

2 weeks in Tiree.

Had a great time. Too early to be full on wavy but still managed to get a bit of windsurfing and surfing in. Great holiday. Thanks for the advice posted on the forum earlier in the year. Cheers.

We sailed boards ranging from 86 to 130 litres and sails from 4.5 to 7.5m.

GoPro footage etc on my Vimeo page...


Tankerton Bay, Kent on 01/10/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:103 litres

Well Minnis Bay to be exact. Friendly locals, met friends from Vass holiday. 3 out of 4 Shef's on the water. Sheena on a 118 with a 5.5 and Rory on a 4.5 Dino with a 115 JP Young Gun. Great planing conditions with a bit of bump and jump. Lovely.

Poole on 25/06/17

Rating:4 star rating
Board:118 litres

Great days sailing for Rory and myself. Rory on his 114 JP Young Gun with a 4.5 Dino sail and myself starting on a 118 Rocket with a 6.5 sail changing down to a 5.5 and a 103 Kode after lunch when the wind got up even more. Iona enjoyed her crabbing and digging in the sand with all the other children. Great to see everyone. Hope to be at either/or/maybe both Calshot and Bramblebush Part 2.

Christchurch on 23/09/12

Rating:4 star rating
Board:86 litres

Diary entry for Sheena.

Lovely sail.

Christchurch on 22/09/12

Rory in Vass
Tack in progress
Rating:4 star rating
Board:115 litres

Diary entry for Rory.

Dad took me out to the centre of the harbour. Not enough wind for him, so he had to follow me round in the surf canoe. Good to see so many other children at an OMWC event. Miles and Adam both had a go on my kit after I had finished.

Christchurch on 10/10/10

Rory & Dad
Christchurch Harbour on a 161 litre Mistral Explosion
Rating:3 star rating
Board:161 litres

Managed to get out on my Dad's 161 Mistral Explosion. First taking Rory on a cruise in the shallows before the wind increased enough for me to get planing.

Worthing on 07/08/10

Rating:4 star rating
Board:85 litres

Top weekend all round. Sheena and I went for our usual routine - I did ice creams with Rory and Iona while Sheena went out first, the wind gradually built up until my better half was overpowered and then I adjusted the boom height and harness lines and away I went. By this time the seaweed wasn't a problem. Sunday morning was spent at Heather's folks beach hut (thanks for the tea) before we set off to Hove to see bro and sis-in-law. Good to see and catch up with new and old OMWC'ers... Bill & Heather, Team Hierro, Andrew C, Kev & Aly, Steve & Leuda, Clare D, John G, Audrey and Mike T.

Looking forward to next weekend...

Lepe & Calshot on 11/07/10

Rory on parents kit
Mum, Dad! Waterstarting is so old school, try uphauling!
Rating:4 star rating
Board:0 litres

Although I didn't get out for a sail, we all had a great time. Children enjoyed themselves, ate and slept well. Sheena sneaked a sail with the others at the Spit end of Calshot on Saturday and made the best of the conditions before getting Rory to have a go at standing on a windsurfer. Great to see everybody, and hope to do more weekends with OMWC this summer.
This weekend is definitely becoming an institution - long may it continue.

Christchurch on 12/07/09

Rating:3 star rating
Board:103 litres

Two Sunday's on the trot. Sheena and I both sailed in Christchurch harbour on the trusty 6.5 Tush.

Lepe & Calshot on 06/07/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:103 litres

Arrived on Friday night and pitched next to Alan & Suzanne Stevens - hope the children didn't wake you too early! Saturday didn't sail but had a great time catching up with friends and seeing the children have a great time - children's picnic seemed to be a big success. Thanks to Beth and Becca for letting Rory have a go on a windsurfer for the first time. Sunday turned out to be a great day for windsurfing (probably the best I've had at Calshot). Thanks Beth.

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