|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 (22818km): |
Wednesday 10th – Windsurf ** Levington on the River Orwell – mainly cloudy.
Fin – 15.49 knot max., 11.79 knot ave., 4.70 knot hour, 9.91 knot mile, 11.90 km., 8.70 knot alpha.
Fanatic Cat with Tushingham Lightning 9.4 and 39 fin.
Funny old day, the forecast rain did not arrive and it was very close with more light airs. Then at about 12.30 I checked the Landguard weather station and a 12 SSW had appeared so I checked the tide which had just changed so I decided to check out Levington Marina to see if I could get out on the foil while dropping a chain saw off at Trimley on the way:) I arrived at the marina at 1.30 with the tide still fairly low and the wind light but had a relaxing hour or so watching the birds and reading my book. The wind filled in a little so I decided to give it a try which is the point I realised I had left my foil in the garage; this old age is a terrible thing!!!! I then started to rig 9.4 for a spin on the longboard as Mag arrived on her bike:) The wind was patchy but I decided to give it a try and was soon launching out of the marina entrance and although there was a few good gusts so I headed across the bay, tacked and was going to sail to Pin Mill but ran out of wind opposite the pub so headed back. I hoped for more wind on the river towards the dock but it was light there too. So, after a trip into the creek near the bay where I ran out of water and nearly got stuck in the mud! Time to call it a day and head back to the van for a cuppa with Mag.