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National Windsurfing Championships 2018
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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 / sail sizeTotal
80
5.2
85
4.5
85
5.25
85
6.0
90
5.25
90
6.0
99
4.5
99
6.0
99
7.0
120
7.5
122
6.0
Weymouth1          1
Poole       11  2
Christchurch  2  116 1112
Lepe & Calshot       3 3 6
Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay 1         1
Hayling Island   11  1   3
Total11211111114125

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

Poole on 17/08/14

Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.0

Arrived at Bramblebush by 10:30 on Sunday to find no one parked up and no one out. The sky was grey and uninviting and the wind gusting from the west. Decided on a 6mtr and wobbled out. The wind was up and down but did manage a few runs in the straps. That seemed to be the theme for the day - no matter what people rigged (when eventually the OMWC posse turned up ! ) you were either overpowered or underpowered.

Not the best session I've had at B'bush but good to see some old faces and at least the sun came out eventually, and the queue for the ferry wasn't too bad.

ps The last view I had of the bay as I boarded the ferry seemed to suggest that the wind had picked up as I left - typical !!!

Christchurch on 04/07/14

Rating:2 star rating
Board:122 litres
Sail:6.0

First time out in ages and a chance to try out my latest purchase a Starboard Go for summer sailing. Forecast was for strengthening winds so went for a 6mtr. Just not enough and the promised wind didn't materialise except for a brief period - just to show me what it could be like.

Good to catch up with Carl, Andrew and John V and just nice to be back out on the water again.

Hayling Island on 11/08/12

Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.0

A great day at Hayling. Sun shining, plenty of wind and the tide just right. Could have changed down but hung on to the 6m for dear life. Strange sailing out on port tack as it was a south-easterly. Thanks to John G for discouraging me from going to Calshot . Good to catch up with Clair after way too long as well.

Christchurch on 23/06/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.0

Saturday :- had a look at the sea side- seemed pretty windy so opted for the harbour were the OM group were already rigging up. Had only brought a six and smaller as I foolishly believed the forecast. Could have done with bigger as the wind was full of holes. Got planing a good few times in the gusts. A lovely day none the less and good to see old friends, Pete D, Nige Sand John V.

Lepe & Calshot on 22/04/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.0

First sail in almost 18 months and what a day to re-start. Arrived at Lepe at 11:30 with sunny skies and and the wind building and no one else out. Remembered how to rig up ! and had a few good blasts including a couple of pretty fair gybes. It seems they brought the wind with them as it really started to blow. Changed down to a 5.3 but even that was too much as the squalls came through. Good to be out and have the company of John G.

First time out for my new custom fit winter suit by Snugg of Cornwall. Highly recommended.

Poole on 17/07/10

Rating:4 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:7.0

Started the day with a sausage sarney at the Nat. Trust Cafe up the road - a great start to a classic Bramblebush day. Started out on my 99ltr with a 7mtr sail - not the best combo as the wind picked up so changed to a 6. Had a few great blasts but never really got the mix right as the wind was up and down but, hey, who cares - great venue, lovely weather and great company. Ocean Motion at its best.

Lepe & Calshot on 10/07/10

Rating:2 star rating
Board:120 litres
Sail:7.5

Managed to get planing twice out on the sea side, out and back in again, and was thinking that the sea breeze was filling in for the Megabash crowds but, alas, 'twas not to be. Still, had a great time catching up with old friends and did, at least get a sail in - second one this year !!

Christchurch on 30/04/10

Rating:2 star rating
Board:99 litres
Sail:6.0

Beat the Bank Holiday crowds for a Friday sail at Avon Beach - the first for many months. Had a couple of good runs and could even remember how to gybe. Came in for a breather and a chat got back out just as the wind started to die. Nice sunny day plus a bonus to catch up with old friends.

Christchurch on 25/10/09

Rating:3 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:6.0

Cross off at Avon made for a wobbly sail out to meet the wind but once out great for blasting if a little over powered at times. A dirty black cloud killed the wind for a while and bent the wind a a bit more westerly which was great except made getting back to shore a nightmare.

But hey, the sun was shining and I was still in a summer suit so who's complaining. Met up with Adrian over at Highcliff to review the weekends sailing. Thanks for the tea Adrian.

Added by Andrew on 26/10/09

Was that Adrian or Adam ?

Hayling Island on 21/08/09

Rating:3 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.25

Arrived at Hayling mid afternoon to sunny skies and 5mtr weather on a falling tide. Had several great runs but around 5 o'clock a rain cloud hung over Southampton and turned off the wind completely. 20 minutes of swimming to keep up wind before it passed over and I could limp in.

Bill and heather turned up as I was leaving - hope you had good evening sail.

 
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