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by Mouser73
Thu Aug 30, 2012 13:19
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM Saturday
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Really interesting to see the difference in sail sizes at different venues. Here at Minehead, we were overpowered on 4.5's on Saturday.
Today we were on the same kit, and again in the end 4.2's would have been better. We did have some waves though. feeling a little beaten up;)

Cheers,


James.
by Mouser73
Thu Mar 29, 2012 17:55
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: A dull place
Replies: 9
Views: 4064

I haven't sailed since Dahab in January and have begun to get itchy feet. Sold my 75 Quad fin (probably a great board, but not really my thing) and bought an RRD FSW 96 for those lighter wind days in the channel. Beginning to plan the crossing to Wales, but having trouble finding an appropriate resc...
by Mouser73
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:37
Forum: Trips
Topic: Beach advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 868

If you travel an addition half an hour you could sail at Minehead. That's where we're based. We normally only sail on westerly or north westerly, but have sailed easterly before. We always sail on an outgoing tide, but on an incoming tide you can start further down the coast and broad reach down. Th...
by Mouser73
Mon Nov 28, 2011 18:37
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Fintastic Newton Sat 26th
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Just watched the video. The guy the camera is following has got a pretty interesting stance; practically no arm bend at all. In fact whilst I'm being an armchair critic (bearing in mind I've just come out of the stone age of sailing myself), there seems to be a lot sailor with bad set-up; either arm...
by Mouser73
Thu Nov 17, 2011 19:02
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland/Overcomber 17/11
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Would have loved to, but it's a two hour drive. Tomorrow doesn't look bad either.

James.
by Mouser73
Tue Nov 15, 2011 17:28
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Hamworthy the truth!
Replies: 1
Views: 844

We would definitely have stayed if we'd had bigger kit. I'm now scouring the classified looking for cheap bigger sails and a 100ltr+ board. Having never been to Hamworthy, we were really impressed with the venue. It must be awesome blasting across to the other side on a windy summers day. Hopefully ...
by Mouser73
Mon Nov 14, 2011 18:17
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Hamworthy goes mental!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4365

James and Richard - nice to meet you, and sounds as though you had quite a full on session only a little way up the road! Likewise. Yes we had a great session. Really good to be out somewhere else for a change. I was also surprised at how warm it was. Maybe the correct term would be how 'not cold.'...
by Mouser73
Sun Nov 13, 2011 20:22
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Hamworthy goes mental!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4365

Glad the wind picked up for you guys. Things didn't look promising when we left around lunchtime, so we headed the scenic route over to Weymouth with plans to check out the harbour. Not knowing the area, we came on to the see front and parked in a really busy car park which I now realise was Overcom...
by Mouser73
Sat Nov 12, 2011 17:52
Forum: Trips
Topic: 12/13 Nov
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Ok, I guess I'm going to Hamworthy then. Wherever that is :)

Should be there mid a.m. Do you guys meet somewhere specific?


James.
by Mouser73
Thu Nov 10, 2011 18:41
Forum: Trips
Topic: 12/13 Nov
Replies: 43
Views: 6605

Will try to make if if the forecast holds. What time are you guys going to be there?

Cheers,

James.
by Mouser73
Sun Oct 23, 2011 14:19
Forum: Trips
Topic: weekend 22/23 Oct ... and Mon 24 Oct :-)
Replies: 23
Views: 4896

Well I can say without doubt that Minehead on a southerly doesn't really work. Very gusty with big gaps in the wind. diagonal chop but very flat on the inside. Got a few good runs on a 5.5 with a 100 litre slalom board. However, I can honestly say that I will never sail in that direct at home ever e...
by Mouser73
Sat Oct 22, 2011 15:13
Forum: Trips
Topic: weekend 22/23 Oct ... and Mon 24 Oct :-)
Replies: 23
Views: 4896

We're going to try Minehead on an incoming tide (am) tomorrow. Maybe. Never attempted this wind direction, so it could be a lifeboat job;-0
Anyway, 18 mph S should logically work.
If I'm stupid enough to attempt it. I'll let you all know.

Cheers,

James.
by Mouser73
Thu Oct 20, 2011 20:10
Forum: Trips
Topic: weekend 22/23 Oct ... and Mon 24 Oct :-)
Replies: 23
Views: 4896

I'm up for a sail this weekend. I was hoping yesterday was going to be good (18 NW) but the storms messed it up.
Has anyone got a concrete plan yet?

Cheers,

James.
by Mouser73
Tue Oct 11, 2011 06:56
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Friday 7th Minehead
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Sounds great, the winds were a bit mental on Thursday so I imagine it must have calmed down a little. The New Waves custom sounds cool too, so 'old skool' it must be 'pre skool'. I suppose the extra weight helps keep it on the water in nuclear winds too. :D I used to sail it a lot when I was younge...
by Mouser73
Sun Oct 09, 2011 21:59
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Friday 7th Minehead
Replies: 2
Views: 1048

Friday 7th Minehead

Haven't posted for a while, but Minehead's been pretty good over the last couple of months. We sailed from the golf course end on Thursday, but it was very gusty and not much happening on the inside. On Friday we returned and had one of the best sails of the year. The shorebreak was a PITA but once ...