Tagged: Windsurfing

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What a Weekend

What a weekend that was! Evidenced in some part by the number of changes of outfit I had. I was up early and into shorts and T-shirt on Saturday morning. After coffee, breakfast and some playing of games on my phone the wind started to fill in so it was time to head to the...

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Easter Weekend Winds

That was a nice Easter Weekend. I had a bit of a sore back so took things easy, not much real training therefore but the odd windsurf, some surf skiing and some work in the garden too. Strong NE’s It started with Ivor, out katabatic wind doing his thing. That means crazy winds and mad...

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Sunny Spring Sailing

Just a few stills from a top notch windsurf session today. It may still be a little chilly but it was perfect for a sunny Spring sailing session. The forecast was for the wind to pick up later in the day. There was enough first thing and the sun was shining so I thought I’d...

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The Art of Gybing

Well, that was a good few days as far as windsurfing goes. After something of a drought due to weather conditions, the winds blew, the sun shone and I was able to practise the art of gybing! A Windy Winter It has actually been quite a windy winter. Lockdown has however meant that people haven’t...

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Shifting Sandbanks

Early Morning Windsurf I popped out for an early morning windsurf session between the sandbanks in the estuary this morning. High tide was around 7am, but sunrise wasn’t until 8am so I couldn’t really get out before high tide. I therefore left it until it was getting light before heading to the estuary. I rigged...

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Underpowered, Over Heating and Under the Weather

I had a busy day at the University working from 8-5 on a day I don’t normally work yesterday. So, I was looking forward to getting out on the water today as the forecast looked good. Westerly’s all day long, 25- 30 knots – what more could a windsurfer want? I therefore headed over to...

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Aberdyfi and Back

Plans were afoot on Sunday for a bike ride with Colin. We were going to head north, along Tal-y-Llyn and then around to Tywyn and Aberdyfi before heading back home. However, wind was forecast as well so maybe I should go windsurfing instead. Sure enough, Sunday dawned bright and windy and I had to make...

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The Weeks Roll By

There still isn’t much happening here really. We are continuing to stay as shielded as we can as the virus is still out there. We hardly even noticed that the school holidays had begun. The fact that we’ve all been at home for so long now meant that there wasn’t really a noticeable difference. I...

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Full on Windsurfing at Ynyslas

Well, I did say that Friday afternoons windsurf session would be a warm up for Saturday and that was indeed the case. Saturday morning was pretty grim. Stormy NW winds, lots of rain and cold too. Not very inviting after the sunshine on Friday. Things were set to clear up a little though so eyes...

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New Sail Day

After I discovered a big tear in my 5.7m sail the other day it was time for some shopping. A new 5.7m sail was needed and at the same time I thought it was time to update a few other ageing bits of windsurf kit too. I went for a 2019 Gun Sails Horizon. I’ve...