Hayling Island

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Hayling Island

Post by PK1111 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:31 am

So many info sites for windsurfing at Hayling Island, so I won’t repeat here.
But Hayling, being an Island, can be sailed around by any competent windsurfer with big gear on a high tide.
Look for a 15 knot westerly wind, and enjoy!

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by DaveMac » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:16 pm

Aaaaaagh
Video unavailable due to presumably music content....Merlin/Beggars

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by PK1111 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:13 pm

DaveMac wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:16 pm
Aaaaaagh
Video unavailable due to presumably music content....Merlin/Beggars
Yep. Fixed that with a clean version and link should now work.

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by DaveMac » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:32 pm

Cheers PK
All good. Brave man going barefoot under the bridge :D

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by MartinJ » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:12 am

Impressive. How long did it take to get round?

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by PK1111 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:03 pm

MartinJ wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:12 am
Impressive. How long did it take to get round?
That day turned out a bit dodgy with big black clouds building over the downs and cutting off the westerly wind, and even giving some NW gusts.
Langstone harbour and north channel stretch was very slow so it took 3 hours.
With full monty wind, I’ve done it in two and that’s an absolute blast, especially Langstone!

Of course that’s a hell of a way off Guy Cribb’s record which I think was just under an hour, which is nuts!

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by ross24 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:18 pm

Fantastic, thanks very much for doing the video and posting it.

I've done the round hayling race once on a long board, in light winds and thick fog, but would like to do it on a short board one day.

On the video you say to do it on a big high tide - would that be at the top of a full spring tide, or could it be done at a slightly lower tide (obviously not a full on neap tide).

On the race round they go the other way don't they, and start at the south eastern corner. Any particular reasons for going the other way - is that to go downwind under the bridge?

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Re: Hayling Island

Post by PK1111 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:38 pm

The more water the better, especially for sailing down the Northern stretch past Langston harbour. It’s a very small channel and every inch of water over the mud flats is helpful. Worth checking at low tide so you can see where to go. You really do need to sail almost straight down wind from the Bridge to where Chichester harbour opens out.

As for going clockwise, it’s mainly so you can tack up the seaward side where there is more power, and to avoid tacking in the harbour where space and water are very limited.
It’s different with a race board and maybe easier to tack in the smoother waters of the harbour.

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