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Diary entry for Sheena.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Two Sunday's on the trot. Sheena and I both sailed in Christchurch harbour on the trusty 6.5 Tush.
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.
Was having a brilliant afternoon when I unfortunately broke my mast. Because it broke just above the boom it was more or less impossible to sail back. I resigned myself to having to swim/float back to the beach, possibly finishing up somewhere past George's Cafe.
Luckily for me John Gouk spotted me and called the Coastguard. Before they could get to me though, Lawrence had arrived with a roof rack strap to tow me back in. The guys on the RNLI rib looked almost disappointed to see Lawrence and I give them the thumbs up.
So, big thanks to John and Lawrence for helping me out. I'd have been in the water a good deal longer if it wasn't for you two.
Fortunately, no helicopter was required this time out!
Sailed in the harbour this afternoon with Sheena going first and me following. Not over-exciting, but little did I know what Sunday would bring...
The advantage of letting your better half go out on the water first is not having to rig up just before you go out.
Sheena went out in the harbour on this kit, by the time she finished, she was overpowered - perfect for me.
Saturday I sat it out but Sheena got out on 6.5 for a little bit of planing and wobbling. Good to see everyone, nice evening in the Globe on Saturday night.