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|Stephen Squirrell (20882km): |
Monday 9th July – windsurf *** The Dip, Felixstowe. Cloudy and warm.
F2 Ride 282 with Tushingham Lightning 7.0 m.
24.80 knot max.,23.31 knot ave., 14.86 knot hour, 19.09 knot mile, 35.80 km., 15.80 knot alpha
After a run of very hot but light wind days I got a bit of a bonus windsurf late this afternoon:) Relaxing day in the garden, doing exercises and reading plus visit an old friend a day early as we are off to visit Grandson Arlo tomorrow. Then a quick trip to Lidl I notice the wind has increased as forecast which said we might get a couple of hours late afternoon. The sun had disappeared as I headed to The Dip at 5 o clock and with an ENE wind gusting to 20 mph I rigged my favourite combination the 282 with my new Lightning 7m. It wasn’t an ideal time to go out with the tide coming in which meant sailing straight out into steep chop, not pleasant but it smoothed off a little towards the red and white bouy. I got my fastest run straight off and then as the sea became very lumpy the wind eased a little and I was a fraction under but still had an hour and twenty minutes out with no other windsurfers in sight:( I wasn’t going to take any windsurfing gear on our next short trip away in the small campervan but there is a hint of some S/Westerlies in a week so might get out if lucky!
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