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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 / sail sizeTotal
0
0.0
90
5.0
90
5.4
90
5.8
95
5.4
Maui1325 11
Hayling Island    11
Total1325112

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Hayling Island on 06/02/11

Rating:2 star rating
Board:95 litres
Sail:5.4

Managed to drag self out of the Squash Club car park early and headed for the main beach @ Hayling. to beat the 1pm Spring High Tide. Sailed 10:30 - 11:30.

Not many folks out and no-one from OMWC. Where was everyone?

Some ramps to play on, but no waves.

Fek it was cold. Haven't sailed this temperature for sooo long.

Then round to Esso beach for a looksie and saw Bernie & Helen + John G. Couldn't be ar*ed to go out again tho. Ta for the tea Helen.

M.

Maui on 23/11/09

MP Lining up for DTL
23/11/09
@ Spreks
Rating:4 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.4

Up early to watch JP and Antoine Albeau out at Hookipa for an SUP photoshoot. JP had a 4.7 on his SUP and Antoine drew the short straw and only got an SUP with a paddle. Mast high. Both those boards are v slippery (I've used them), especially the one that Antoine was using. Both JP & AA struggling with the deck grip. Cool to watch, especially JP dropping tacks and gybes due to shit grip on prototype boards.

Round to JPs house to pick up an NP XCombat 400 skinny mast to try out. Skinny mast feels so different to the X9 SDM. My new 5.4 rigs on a 400 mast, but felt a little soft and mushy on an SDM X9 mast. With the RDM, feels just about right and the sail feels alive. Weird but cool. So much more (manageable) power in the sail.

Logo to mast high, x-on, well powered up on 5.4 and 90 Evo @ Spreks. DTL. Sweet.

I liked the skinny 400 so much I borrowed a skinny 430 from JP to try.

One for tomorrow.

Maui on 22/11/09

Kai Lenny @ Hookipa
17/11/09
Rating:5 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.8

Went out early afternoon from the house in Spreks. Awesome wave sail on 5.8 and Evo. Started out on 5.4, but not so good.

Multiple linked turns going DTL on logo to mast high, x-on. Sic.

In for a break, and off to Hookipa for a looksy. Levi Siver, Antoine, Kai Lenny etc all out there.

Back to Spreks and back on the 5.8 / Evo. Just me and Ant, 1:1. Sic session. Best ever. Logo to mast high, fully committed DTL, x-on, logo to mast high. Multiple linked turns. Frikkin amazing.

Best wave sailing day ever today. Absolutely stoked.

Maui on 21/11/09

MP & JP
23/11/09
Mike Pringuer & Jason Polakow @ Hookipa.
Rating:2 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.4

Bought 5.4 Alpha sail. Kanaha to start with. Shit sail to start with on new sail; not enough downhaul. Ant also dissing Cribby style large footsteps.

Back to Sprecks. Went out on 5.4 & Twinzer, good to start with but got skunked. Bogged back and changed for Evo and 5.4. Wind dropped off a bit. OK sail.

Added by rogerta on 24/11/09

Whats the word on the footstraps then?

Maui on 20/11/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.0

5.8 / Evo 90 to start with then down to 5.0 / 90. Some fully powered up linked turns DTL. Boom high.

Maui on 20/11/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.0

5.8 / Evo 90 to start with then down to 5.0 / 90. Some fully powered up linked turns DTL.

Maui on 19/11/09

Rating:4 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.8

Wave sailing on 5.8 and 9'2" SUP with 1:1 coaching from Ant. Down the line on up to head high. Big board that kind of thing but manageable. Great session; pretty amazing going DTL on a board that size and getting a few linked turns.

Maui on 18/11/09

Rating:3 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.8

Yoga this morning. Joined by Liz (JP's g/f) + some other hotties. Pix on Facebook.

5.8 & SUP again. Waves up to head high +. Jumping an SUP is weird; don't. It just drops away from you. Rinsed. Bitch to gybe it. But FUN !!! I need one. Knackering.

Maui on 17/11/09

Francisco Goya at his shop in Maui @ The Cannery
16/11/09
Rating:3 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.8

Up to the Cannery. Met Goya & Pio. Blagged some fins and harnesses to try. Levi Siver popped in, as did Kevin Pritchard; quick hi to them both.

Out on 5.8 and SUP 9'2. Weird being on big board with no straps but all good practice.

Pete Thommen joined us for dinner.

Maui on 16/11/09

JP's truck.  Sic.
15/11/09
Rating:4 star rating
Board:90 litres
Sail:5.8

Sailed Sprecks from house. Light. Started off on Evo 90/5.8 and too light. Managed to stay upwind, but came off at the key hole through the reef. Swam kit through but board went over rocks. No damage.

Used paddleboard borrowed from JP with 5.9 (ants sail). Bit of a revelation using 32" lines - really gets you further away from the sail. Real head screw with tacking as Ant is a real proponent of going around the sail late, whilst Cribby goes early. Ant - harness lines forwards; Cribby - harness lines back. Grrr.

Popped round to JP's house - met the man himself. Real nice guy. Nice truck. F*k me - I never saw a TV that big before. Nice pad though.Borrowed another board.

Flatbread Pizza for dinner. Pete Thommen joined us.

 
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