Here comes some wind…

We haven’t really been up to much lately. It’s that lull between Halloween and Christmas so not much is happpening. We’ve been buying presents but I can’t mention those for fear of giving the game away. We’ve avoided the funfair in Aberystwyth this year. Morgan keeps asking if he can go but we can’t really afford it so have decided to give it a miss. My training is fairly quiet too as I’m just doing some fairly steady base level work to keep me ticking over during the winter. I haven’t been out mountain biking and I haven’t been windsurfing either. I have had the odd surf though as the surf seems to have been ‘going off’ for weeks.

I did manage to get out for a little sail today as well. I’d hoped to get out yesterday but the wind didn’t co-operate, so I was desperate today. Once again the wind wasn’t up to much so I decided to rummage through the shed and try to find some big kit. I ended up with my big Starboard S-Type 104 ltr and a massive 6.7m Gun Jam sail. I wandered across to the beach, rigged up, and yep, you’ve guessed…. the wind filled in. It wasn’t that bad though with gusts to just over 25 knots. I was pretty powered up mind you but not so much that I was having trouble hanging on, and in the odd lull I was glad of the bigger kit. The big board and sail were a bit of a liability in amongst the waves, but out the back where the water was just choppy it was a lovely little session, blasting along in the sunshine.

It looks as though there is plenty more wind on its way as well, so hopefully I’ll be able to get some smaller equipment out over the weekend, and after a little go on this big kit it should feel lovely!

1 Response

  1. Alan says:

    I’ve just noticed a typo in the video – it says that the board is a 140ltr Starboard S-Type, it’s not, I don’t have boards that big – that would be huge! It’s actually a 104ltr Starboard S-Type, but I don’t have time to re-edit the video and re-upload it so it’ll have to stay!


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Alan Cole

Alan is a Freelance Website Designer, Sports & Exercise Science Lab Technician and full time Dad & husband with far too many hobbies: Triathlete, Swimming, Cycling, Running, MTBing, Surfing, Windsurfing, SUPing, Gardening, Photography.... The list goes on.