|Sailor||2 Second Peak (Kts)||5 x 10 Second Average (Kts)||1 Hour (Kts)||Alpha Racing 500m (Kts)||Nautical Mile (Kts)||Distance Travelled (km)|
|Stephen Squirrell (18140km): |
Wednesday 23rd August – windsurf ** sunny periods.
11.30 kts. max., 10.17 kts. ave., 6.30 kt hr., 8.30 kt mile, 4.90 kt alpha.
It was always going to be marginal today but SE being dead onshore is a nice cruising direction for Felixstowe for so I decided to take a chance and went to the dip. I rigged big and managed to get off the beach despite the high tide, light winds and a bit of a shore dump:( I headed out towards Bawdsey for a short way then tacked and made it all the way to the River Orwell in one go but sadly I was way under! There was just enough to hook in but it was slow going sailing parallel to the beach. I turned just short of the shipping channel in the Orwell and sailed back turning around the green bouy in the River Deben. I then went back to the van for a snack, waited for high water to pass hoping the wind would fill in, it didn’t so I packed up – shame the wind didn’t play ball as it would have been fun cruising up and down the coast.
Might get a sail at Bradfield tomorrow with Neil Hurrell but forecast not great:(