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by Ian Long
Sun Jan 27, 2013 14:27
Forum: test
Topic: Further attachment test
Replies: 5
Views: 5294

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by Ian Long
Tue Sep 18, 2012 20:13
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Moon Beach
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Friday night at the beer festival was nearly as full on as 4.5m weather and the trip home nearly as wobbly - glad to report we all made it safely though :-)

have a great holiday
Ian
by Ian Long
Wed Jul 11, 2012 22:04
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: 10th Chew Valley Beer Festival 14th & 15th September
Replies: 0
Views: 2245

10th Chew Valley Beer Festival 14th & 15th September

14th & 15th September @ Ubley village hall 32 beers, 8 ciders, 2 live bands etc...... www.chewvalleybeerfestival.co.uk Perfect training to build ballast and reduce likelihood of catapults - I have been to all bar the first festival and how hardly ever get catapulted If your tempted, contact me for t...
by Ian Long
Wed Jul 11, 2012 21:47
Forum: Trips
Topic: 12 - 13july
Replies: 1
Views: 769

I haven't tried for around 20 years :shock: Last time I did, I couldn't find a suitable / tempting launch spot with nearby parking.

People do launch from Thornbury sailing club - but I would imagine they would want you to be a member etc......
by Ian Long
Mon Apr 23, 2012 21:45
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Sunday 22nd
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Our day was similar to Keith''s but we faffed for longer, so by the time we got on the water, we were able to plane easily, a bit too easily on the gusts. We had a good hour or so of this to dust off cobwebs as our first sail of the year. When the wind first kicked in I came ashore considering skipp...
by Ian Long
Sun Apr 22, 2012 07:41
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday 22/4
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Heading for Poole now. Happy wading out for those of you at Portland!
by Ian Long
Sat Apr 21, 2012 21:31
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday 22/4
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Ha, I flatter myself that I am a reformed angle grinder juggler - I am older & wiser now!

What's your excuse?
by Ian Long
Sat Apr 21, 2012 17:03
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sunday 22/4
Replies: 13
Views: 2424

Ouch Adrian, silly boy! Neroli, Axel and I are thinking about heading down to Poole - won't be making a particularly early start though, we had triplets born on Monday so need to sort them out first :wink: (baa baa baa). PhilipS - we will be in a Silver LWB Renault Master with black windows in the s...
by Ian Long
Tue Sep 13, 2011 15:22
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Monday 12th - Nukin at Weston!
Replies: 7
Views: 1865

Rode the motorbike West along the M4 about 6:30 last night - found my visor distorting under the pressure of the gusts! Never noticed that before :shock:
by Ian Long
Wed Aug 31, 2011 17:20
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM Sunday 28th.Aug
Replies: 8
Views: 1995

Nice to get out and do a significant portion of the total year's sailing so far in a single weekend. Sunday felt much more controllable than Sat but that might have been because I was beginning to remember how to sail. 2 back to back days on a 78lt wave board with 4.6m sail in August can't be bad. A...
by Ian Long
Thu Aug 25, 2011 05:01
Forum: Windsurfer's Bar
Topic: Chew Valley Beer Festival - 9th & 10th Sept
Replies: 2
Views: 2128

Beer festival is starting to get very close now - the brewery has confirmed they can get hold of the beer list for us with only one minor change :-).

If you would like to come along, please let me know ASAP.

Cheers,
Ian
by Ian Long
Wed Jul 13, 2011 09:41
Forum: Trips
Topic: Roadford Lake, summer BBQ, July 15th, 16th & 17th
Replies: 12
Views: 2824

Neroli, Axel & I are going. Axel can't find his wellies, so may have to get his paws wet.
by Ian Long
Thu Jun 23, 2011 07:40
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: More Sunday the 19th and intro
Replies: 6
Views: 1434

Hi James, glad you finally made it round all the forum hurdles. Well done with the vid, whats all this underarm front hand grip though? Next thing we know you'll be sailing with brute force, not technique and muscling the sail down ontop of yourself in the gusts :shock: :-)OO Whats wrong with follow...
by Ian Long
Thu Jun 23, 2011 07:28
Forum: Trips
Topic: Daymer this weekend?
Replies: 11
Views: 2661

Neroli, Axel and I are planning to go down, although will be a late start on Sat am for us
by Ian Long
Mon Jun 13, 2011 05:39
Forum: Trips
Topic: Sun 12 June
Replies: 13
Views: 3372

Look on the bright side (& I don't mean over towards Wales!) - in between your rig recovery practise, sailing with too small a sail will have helped you learn to stay on the plane while underpowered - moving your weight in and outboard, mast foot pressure and picking the smoothest path over the wave...