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


A good day in Mauritius 2007

Diary summary statistics

By Board
By Sail
By Board/sail
VenuesBoard sizeTotal
Cornwall    1                 1
Weymouth    1   2    2        5
Poole    85  2    12        27
Christchurch  1 51  2    12 1      22
Lepe & Calshot    2   1    33       9
Quiberon, France        1    3        4
Lee on Solent, Hillhead & Stokes Bay    1                 1
Lanzarote   1  2  1            4
Hayling Island    3        2        5
Brandon Bay12  6        2        11
Alacati1      2  1 4 2  11 2115
Kos, Greece     1      2         3
Thorney Island           1    1  37 12

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

Christchurch on 27/05/13

Rating:1 star rating
Board:135 litres

Helen and I went to Weymouth on Saturday but there was no wind so we had a nice walk to Abbotsbury and back, about 10 miles, then met up with Mike and Nuala in the Turk's Head and a good catch up on all the OMWC gossip. Sunday, went to Ringstead Bay for another walk.

We were hoping to sail at Weymouth on Monday, but the tide was naff, and we headed to Christchurch; it was a lovely sunny day but the forecasted 17mph wind never materialised and we spent most of the day off the plane.

Great to catch with with Andrew and Clair though. But then we shot off home to collect the dog from the dog sitter and forgot to say bye bye; sorreeeee Andrew and Clair, see you again soon!

Poole on 16/05/13

Rating:1 star rating
Board:96 litres

Went for an after work blast in a pretty strong wind; most people were on 4.5s but I thought the wind was dropping so went for a 5.5, but regretted it. The wind didn't drop, if anything it got stronger and I spent most of the time just hanging on. No successful gybes, not even an inkling of one.

Poole on 18/04/13

Rating:4 star rating
Board:135 litres

Took advantage of a quiet day at work and slopped off early to enjoy my first blast of the year in some lovely Spring sunshine at Poole. An hour and a half of well overdue windsurfing; water still a bit chilly but other than that, just nice. Hopefully more like this in the next few weeks

Kos, Greece on 28/08/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:96 litres

Third day of hols in Kos and what a contrast. Winds picked up overnight and now blowing a Force 8 and totally offshore! All dinghy sailors were banned from going on the water and there were just a few "advanced" windsurfers allowed out. 4.5m was great for the gusts but like wrestling with a gorilla and hard work.

Kos, Greece on 27/08/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:133 litres

Second day of hols in Kos and much lighter winds, so it was a bit of freestyle stuff and then mucking about in dinghies. Main focus of the hols shifted to the beach lounger, a good book and more food then I could possibly stuff away.

Kos, Greece on 26/08/12

Rating:2 star rating
Board:133 litres

First day of our sailing holiday at Lakitira in Kos; light winds but good enough to get going on big kit. Nice to be out in shorts and t-shirt and 35 degrees of Med heat.

Christchurch on 11/08/12

Rating:3 star rating
Board:135 litres

Arrived late at Mudeford after an abortive trip to Hamworthy, where the car park was full of local's cares that had been parked overnight.

Tide was naff in the harbour, so I lugged my kit over to Avon Beach and launched just by the run. It was a south-easterly so we had a great blast down to Henitsbury Head, me Mark and Jackie.

Lovely sunny day, with Grockles by the ton on the beach.


Quiberon, France on 10/07/12

Rating:4 star rating
Board:108 litres

Last blast at Colomban Piage, this time a solid 4 hours and 42 miles of blasting around the bay with Helen and lots of Frogs.

Had to call it a day at 6pm on account of a pre-arranged meal in the evening, but could easily have sailed into dusk.

Quiberon, France on 08/07/12

Rating:2 star rating
Board:135 litres

Another great day at our newly discovered spot, called Colomban Piage, near Carnac. Took my GPS this time and knocked up 36 miles of sailing.

Sunny and warm, Helen was doing well too.

Quiberon, France on 06/07/12

Rating:4 star rating
Board:135 litres

When blasting around in the offshore winds at the campsite beach, we could see dozens of sails on the far shore about 2 miles away, so we drove around the peninsular to the spot where they were, and low and behold, discovered a secret spot used by all the locals. A great little beach with cross-onshore winds and some lumpy water. Had a fantastic 3 hours of fun.

Added by Carl on 17/07/12

There's also another really good spot on the opposite side of the peninsular to where the Seavets go (Cote Sauvage side). Just North of the narrowest part of the peninsular you can launch and sail in flat water, its protected there by a rocky island just offshore, and then as you sail further North up the coast the waves get progressively bigger until you get to a proper surf beach. The wind on that side of the peninsular is generally a lot stronger and cleaner as it hasn't come over any land, well worth a look if you go again, much better wind and you have the option of flat water or waves from the one launch site.

Added by Bernie on 17/07/12

Hi Carl, I should have asked you before we went. It looked nice on the other side, including a bit windier, but we couldn't find somewhere to park which didn't have a height barrier for the van.

Maybe give it another go next year.


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