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by Al Donald
Wed Sep 29, 2004 12:25
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: WSM - Sun 26/9/04
Replies: 1
Views: 1705

I had a bit of a mare to be honest. Wrong kit choice I'm afraid. Went out on the JP105 for some reason, plus 6.0m which when the wind got up was way too uncomfortable. F2 Wave + 5.5m would have been much better. Some HUGE jumps though (not always intentional!) I presume nobody went to Exmouth after ...
by Al Donald
Sat Sep 25, 2004 18:52
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Saturday 25th September - Rowberrow
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Towards the end of a fantastic ride through Rowberrow woods and on top of Mendip (although very wet), I rode over an innocuous looking small log which broke and got caught up in the rear mech, BIG TIME, resulting in the mech hanger part of the frame being severely bent and the mech sticking up and o...
by Al Donald
Sat Sep 25, 2004 18:27
Forum: Trips
Topic: Exmouth this Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Sat eve. latest forecast now only 10kts in pm. Getting a bit marginal given the fast currents there. I think I'm doubtful about going now, but don't let me stop you! The duck pond may be sailable very late on, but is it worth it? WSM doesn't look any windier but may be worth a look, HT 18.15, (not s...
by Al Donald
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:47
Forum: Trips
Topic: Exmouth this Sunday
Replies: 2
Views: 2267

Exmouth this Sunday

Although I didn't make it to the pub night, I believe the planned trip to Exmouth is on. The wind is forecast to be westerly 10 to 12 knots in the afternoon. Given that low tide is 11.30 I would suggest sailing after that time, from the sea front, meeting place as per handbook. Check the location de...
by Al Donald
Wed Sep 22, 2004 20:45
Forum: How to...
Topic: Any magic cure for cold hands and feet.
Replies: 11
Views: 16669

I'll just add my two pen'th: I manage to sail right through the winter at Axbridge where the water will obviously be colder than the sea. However ideally the air temperature would be 10degC or more. I wear a water repellant fleece hat (Peter Storm) which is tight fitting and very warm. I would also ...
by Al Donald
Sun Sep 19, 2004 20:10
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Portland/Overcombe/Portland - we made it!!
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Portland/Overcombe/Portland - we made it!!

WOW!! What a day! :D Some of the most challenging and exciting conditions I've sailed in since my racing days (early 90's). The wind was more towards SW to start with than forecast and force 4, which made things interesting to say the least. A seies of long broad reaches to get to the gap in the wal...
by Al Donald
Fri Sep 17, 2004 14:21
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland/Overcombe trip is ON this Sunday. Check your email!
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

sorry the email address for replies should have been al.donald@bristolnomads.org.uk
by Al Donald
Thu Sep 16, 2004 21:38
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland/Overcombe trip is ON this Sunday. Check your email!
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Portland/Overcombe trip is ON this Sunday. Check your email!

Sunday 19th Sept. We will start from Portland boatyard at 11.00am (be there by 10.30). Forecast 11/12kts Westerly and sunny. Sail out through harbour entrance then up to Overcombe. Aiming to stop for refreshments at Overcombe then sail back. Suggest floaty board and largish sail required. Support bo...
by Al Donald
Thu Sep 16, 2004 21:26
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Broad Haven - Sept 11/12
Replies: 6
Views: 3555

Maybe I should have just gone for the Saturday...you win some you lose some! I managed to get out on the pond (Axbridge) for while on Sunday pm, which was quite fun in the squalls! Must just mention a sneaky little session on Tuesday evening at WSM. I did get there a bit late but had an excellent 1/...
by Al Donald
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:50
Forum: Your trips/sessions
Topic: Broad Haven - Sept 11/12
Replies: 6
Views: 3555

sorry I didn't get there in the end :oops: I was intending to go just for the Sunday. All loaded up ready on Sat evening, then saw late (changed) forecast saying gales/heavy rain by midday, so bailed out at last minute. My smallest sail is 4.5m which generally limits me to about 25kts. (To be honest...
by Al Donald
Fri Sep 10, 2004 12:31
Forum: Trips
Topic: West Pembs looking excellent this weekend - Sept 11/12, 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 2679

It looks like its got to be Broad Haven if you want wind (and plenty of it!)
I might only manage one day (Sunday), but hopefully see you there.
Al
by Al Donald
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:32
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Poole Windfest & Windfest Paignton
Replies: 0
Views: 4185

Poole Windfest & Windfest Paignton

I've been asked by Sav to let everone know that Poole Windfest is on 16th-19th Sept.
No official Nomads trip to this but might be worth a look.
Also Windfest Paignton on 2nd/3rd October.
More details at www.windfest.co.uk
by Al Donald
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:18
Forum: Trips
Topic: Portland/Overcombe windsurfing for charity
Replies: 0
Views: 1914

Portland/Overcombe windsurfing for charity

We are still planning to hold thsi event on 18th or 19th September. Details as per last newsletter. We will also try to take photos of us in action! A decision to proceed will be made on Thursday 16th, based on the weather forecast and likely support.
Al
by Al Donald
Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:32
Forum: MTB Trips
Topic: Wimbleball
Replies: 4
Views: 2790

Wimbleball

Decided to do a test run of the Wimbleball ride on Sunday, as a possible future club ride. I know the area quite well as I used to sail on the lake quite a lot. The ride is varied terrian with only one technical descent and an excellent fairly fast descent, but quite a few steep climbs on tarmac. I ...