Saturday November 2nd

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James.blonde
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Saturday November 2nd

Post by James.blonde » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:14 pm

Did nobody sail yesterday?
Sailed my beloved La from 3.30 . Over 7m on wave bouy. 4.4m was the first sail I rigged but the wind filled in again against the forcast so changed down to 4, 3.6 was probably still a better choice. Alot of water moving around, sailing out was never ending, where the waves would normally be setting up at the end of the river they were already white water on the sets. The whole beach would close out from 250m out on the sets, reforms on the inside were sometimes better and much smoother. Super fast single bottom turns were great fun on the biggies but the reforms have better more controlled riding closer in. 4 of us out which was great. Looking upwind on the way out with a mate screaming into a bottom turn with a monster chasing them with the sun trying to come through the murky behind. Memorable.

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Re: Saturday November 2nd

Post by martinwindsurf » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:35 pm

No, lost my mojo for that kind of survival sailing.
Cornwall Classic and Avon Beach looked pretty epic though.

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Re: Saturday November 2nd

Post by DaveMac » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:14 pm

Nice one James. Wish I could say I got the T shirt but I drove along Brighton seafront around 12 ish and I don't think I've ever seen it bigger. No way.....I know my limits. I know the wind came down a bit but even so I'm happy not to.

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Re: Saturday November 2nd

Post by James.blonde » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:21 pm

It rarely gets to 7m around these parts and even rarer to sail it, possibly 5 years ago it got that big. Don't know why it wasn't one of the met offices named storms though. It's one of the strongest for a while.

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Re: Saturday November 2nd

Post by PK1111 » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:39 am

I was flying back in from half term in Portugal so missed it.
Thought that much wind had to leave a swell for the next day so went to Hayling Island to catch the incoming tide....... and flat as a mill pond. 🥺

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Re: Saturday November 2nd

Post by TwoFish » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:39 pm

I was watching the great England capitulation, so missed Saturday's slot. Having then retired early and almost sober on Saturday evening, ready for Sunday's forecast wind and swell, I awoke to 3.5kts showing on Chimet. Bugger.

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