Holiday Weekend

What Nomadic events are coming up. Also, if anyone's planning a non-Nomadically-arranged trip and/or looking for others to join in.

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Holiday Weekend

Post by Bob Iles » Thu Apr 30, 2015 18:29

Any one have any plans for the long weekend? Sunday is looking possible though I may just go locally to Axbridge to avoid the traffic to the south coast.
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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Graham_U » Fri May 01, 2015 07:16

I've got rugby tomorrow, but would interested in a trip on Sunday which currently looks better than Monday and will hopefully have less traffic issues. From a quick scan of the forecasts Hamworthy looks my current favourite but would interesting to know where anyone else is heading.
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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Justin » Fri May 01, 2015 19:35

Me and Lorraine going to Oxwich tomorrow. Maybe Newgale Sunday.

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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Graham_U » Sat May 02, 2015 17:23

Well I've packed the car with the Boards for Hamworthy which is currently looking favourite. Hopefully being a Bank Holiday Sunday the traffic won't be too bad.
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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Scuders » Sun May 03, 2015 15:24

Hi

I was at Axbridge for a couple of hours and there was little wind. I'm now at Weston waiting for the wind to pick up and the sea to come in! (High tide 19:30. 20mph winds forecast from 17:00.) Noone else here, but i guess they know better than to arrive 3.5 hours before high tide!

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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Matt » Sun May 03, 2015 16:10

Funnily enough Davin I'm waiting at Weston too! Red VW T4, come and say hello.
Should've been here yesterday.

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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Scuders » Sun May 03, 2015 17:10

Hi Matt

Darn, i just went to check out Berrow as I've never been there before, and now I'm back it looks like you've gone? I'm at the South end on the sand. (Not sure if this is the best place to launch as i haven't sailed here for years.)

The wind's dropped a bit again now and I'm after 5.7m weather with a relatively low volume board. It's supposed to pick up again in the next hour, but whether I'm going to keep waiting is another matter!

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Matt wrote:Funnily enough Davin I'm waiting at Weston too! Red VW T4, come and say hello.

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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Matt » Mon May 04, 2015 07:59

Hi Davin,
Yeah, I gave up on it too. Half a dozen kiters were out briefly until a heavy shower came over and killed the wind off again. Conditions definitely weren't tempting. I have to say the forecast was never more than 50:50 anyway so I wasn't surprised by the skunking. Some you win, some you lose. :cry:
Should've been here yesterday.

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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Graham_U » Mon May 04, 2015 17:13

5.7m weather, you shoud have come to Hamworthy. I originally rigged a 6.5 but as other looked like they were struggling I changed it to a 7.5 before I got it wet, unfortunately they both really need the same mast/boom, as I planned off the beat on the 7.5/Rocket115 (first time I've tried this combo) but as soon as I got beyond the boats it was way too much, but would have been OK on the 6.5. Did a couple of runs out to the Brownsea but the wind was too much and rising. After a quick sandwich while rigging the 5.7 and Kombat97 it was pretty good for the condition. Whilst the wind would occasionally drop for a short while, it was generally rising and I had a great afternoon rediscovering some of the techniques that seemed to have disappeared over the winter. After about 3 hours I had to give up as my arms could no longer hold the sail on the gybe so I gave up happy. Although the general body ache this morning reminded me the needed to improved my fitness :shock:
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Re: Holiday Weekend

Post by Matt » Mon May 04, 2015 19:24

It looked like the south coast was going to be a good bet but as I'd not got to bed until 4am I wanted somewhere local. I see IanH scored at Portland too (windsurfing wise). :)
Should've been here yesterday.

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