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by ross24
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Sunday 15th December
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Sunday 15th December

Could only get to avon late, so made it out at 3.30 for an hour, but the wind had pretty much gone, and the downwind rip made it quite hard work. Nice to get out but obviously missed the best of it.
by ross24
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Child's rig
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Child's rig

Also, on the getting them to sail together with you, an issue is getting the boom low enough for it to be comfortable for them (not banging into their forehead given they probably cant lean out as much as you would want them to given you are right behind them). I think people sometimes get an extra...
by ross24
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Child's rig
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Child's rig

The I rig is a great idea and looks easy to use. I love the inovation. But it's £339 for a small one (comes in xs, medium and large as well - price goes up as per size). I suppose the other downside is the handle height is not adjustable, unlike a boom that you can slide up and down the mast. I'll s...
by ross24
Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Child's rig
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Child's rig

Thanks for the replies, some interesting thoughts and useful suggestions. Yes I definitely was going to try and make it as fun as possible, and not expect much in the way of progress. As long as he's enjoying it I'll be happy. Will go to Poole harbour first. Regarding the rig, I've found two for sal...
by ross24
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Child's rig
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Child's rig

Hi All, I'm looking to get my son a windsurf rig to have a go with next summer. He'll be 6 next year. Has anyone got one that they don't want any more? There's this one on ebay which looks reasonably priced - it doesn't list the weight however. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STX-SUP-MiniKid-Windsurf-Rig...
by ross24
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windsurfing blind.
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Windsurfing blind.

Wow. Fantastic!
by ross24
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Tuesday 26th of November
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Tuesday 26th of November

Went to Christchurch harbour before work, rather than Avon beach due to the high tide, and the likely probability that I would be sailing alone. Went bigger than I would have on the beach with 104 and 5m, which was about right, as Hengistbury head was shielding some of the wind, although it still wa...
by ross24
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Locations
Topic: Icaraizinho, Brazil (in october)
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Icaraizinho, Brazil (in october)

Thanks for the report. Always good to hear individual's take on a place. I've never been to Brazil but would like to go to Jeri or Icaraizinho one day. Would families have a good time there, or is it only really for sailors only? I would imagine the cost of going is quite high compared to most desti...
by ross24
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Sunday 13 Oct.
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Sunday 13 Oct.

So what is the convention? A sailor\kiter going out through the surf should give way to the sailor\kiter on a wave?

Common sense should obviously prevail in all scenarios.
by ross24
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: How Was It For You
Topic: Friday 11 Oct 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Friday 11 Oct 2019

Avon from 4.30 for 2 hours. 4.5m. Quite gusty, struggled to get comfortable at times. Some nice waves. Managed to get a better feel of my 90l board today, but my sail felt quite unstable at times, not sure why. One guy did a nice backloop right next to me, and nearly got all the way round. Quite a f...