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by Ian Long
Tue Sep 07, 2010 21:19
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Couple of questions
Replies: 5
Views: 4423

Hi Paul, welcome to the forum. The only other lake in the area with credible wind is Axbridge reservior just south of Cheddar. You are probably already aware of the Cotswold Water Park but I don't think that matches your criteria for gusts. We don't have a regular meeting ground, which is why we are...
by Ian Long
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:45
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Weston Sat 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Nothing breaking, a few ramps on the way out for those used to port tack jumping but nothing to get too excited / intimidated by. You would have had much shorter and steeper ramps at Portland given the wind direction and strength. Sadly having done so little sailing this year my jumping left alot to...
by Ian Long
Mon Sep 06, 2010 09:29
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Weston Sat 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Forgot to mention..... we also met new Nomad Steve Goodbourn squeezing in a sneaky kiteboarding session @ Newton when he thought we wouldn't see :wink:
by Ian Long
Sun Sep 05, 2010 20:57
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Weston Sat 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

Neroli and I had a leisurely start on Saturday morning, eventually reaching Dale around one o'clock. The winds were relatively light but people were planing on and off with 7m sails. We were told my 8.6 should be comfortable, however the weather didn't look that promising and the dog was increasingl...
by Ian Long
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:39
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Weston Weather Station back from the dead
Replies: 2
Views: 4861

Good luck for Thu Brian, Weston isn't the same without you!
by Ian Long
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:37
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Saturday 28th Axbridge
Replies: 2
Views: 1650

5.8m on a Techno? Not surprised you didn't like it, it was hardly a fair test! I have a 36cm fin (instead of the usual 46cm) I use on my Techno if I am on the 6.5m but even that isn't really fair, the board is far too big for that sort of wind and becomes a real handful to control the lift and keep ...
by Ian Long
Mon Jul 26, 2010 21:33
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sunday 25th WSM
Replies: 4
Views: 2183

Too much fence post bashing on Sat meant I struggled to even lift my pint on Sunday but I'm glad you enjoyed it :mrgreen: Noticed it was windy as we walked up to the pub - does that count as nearly making it to WSM?
by Ian Long
Mon Jul 26, 2010 21:21
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Chew Valley Beer Festival 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 2792

Chew Valley Beer Festival 2010

Is Fri 10th & Sat 11th September. As usual 32 beers, 7 ciders, 2 bands etc etc, www.chewvalleybeerfestival.co.uk . Friday night is generally the better night to go - needless to say an excellent night out and a great excuse to quaff some unusal beers - in particular the specially brewed "Ub...
by Ian Long
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:04
Forum: Trips
Topic: This weekend - 3/4 July
Replies: 11
Views: 5407

I expect Weston is off due to the T4 event this weekend :-(
by Ian Long
Sat Jun 26, 2010 15:24
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Weather Station - Wind speed accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 10607

Sue, do you know what direction the wind was blowing? Unfortunately the station isn't mounted by the beach, so will be sheltered more in some directions that others. Thanks.
by Ian Long
Sat Jun 26, 2010 15:22
Forum: Kit for starting out / improving
Topic: US vs Euro Box Fins
Replies: 1
Views: 4008

I must be getting out of date :shock: I have never heard of a "Euro fin box", can you post a link.
by Ian Long
Thu Jun 10, 2010 09:39
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Lap or 2 around Ashton Court before the Angel tonight?
Replies: 0
Views: 2734

Lap or 2 around Ashton Court before the Angel tonight?

Neroli, Axel & I are planning to have a jaunt around Ashton Court tonight to build up a thirst in preparation for the Angel.

Anyone else fancing joining? Mountain Bike & helmet essential but experience isn't. Give me a call or drop me a line if you do.
by Ian Long
Mon Jun 07, 2010 13:36
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Bristol Bike Fest
Replies: 1
Views: 3103

Is that why my legs hurt?
by Ian Long
Thu May 06, 2010 18:30
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Moon Beach Video
Replies: 2
Views: 3079

brings back some very happy memories.
by Ian Long
Tue Dec 22, 2009 06:57
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: End yr score 2009
Replies: 4
Views: 3231

think I can probably beat you on the number of dog walks, however my total year's windsurfing stats look similar to your "Wed" stats - I must try harder.

Struggling to remember what my MTB looks like - let alone what windsurfing boards I have :-(