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Posted: 16 September 2008 at 10:39pm | IP Logged Quote jamieedodger

I've just realised, its autumn and the year's nearly over!! Where did that go? and where did the wind go?!  It seems like it were yesterday that I was reading everyone's 08 goals..

SO, make the most of the autumn winds and get those goals sorted - its gunna be winter soon, so get ur finger out!!

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Posted: 17 September 2008 at 8:27am | IP Logged Quote Alex D

Roll on New Year, the sooner '08 is done with the better, started well but circumstances took a turn for the worst personally.

Not as much TOW as last year (35hours ish compared to 100+).  
Winter will bring stronger winds from a better direction, too many Ws for me, too gusty, as I won't travel to Redcar and have missed Budle this year which is a shame.  Don't hibernate Jamie, the sea stays warmer than Derwent.

As for goals, not got into waves as much as I would o liked, however the purchase of a 5.5 and the theft of Steve's Maui Project   have improved my sailing, and managed the odd carve, although not exited one planing yet and usually always on port tack.  Most used kit this year which is pretty good.

Highlights so far, as we do have a 1/4 of the year to go, have to be the NWW BBQ at Boulmer and The Bank Holiday blasts last weekend in May and August.
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Posted: 17 September 2008 at 10:02am | IP Logged Quote Glen

Yes the sooner this year is out of the way the better for me.

I had to have an operation at the start of the year that would keep me off the water for some time (at least a year and a bit anyway).

Its been agony watching people out on the water taking advantage of odd strong and consistent winds. It has been even worse reading the reports which is why I tried to keep a low profile on here!

In terms of improving I'm a much better sailor than I was. Carveing, Duck Gybes, Tacks, Jumping, Wave Riding to name but a few. Of course this is all in my head. It just looks so easy in all the instructional videos! I just need to put it into practice when on the water......ahem.

Roll on 2009 and I know TOW will be the best its ever been. Just need plenty of wind now.

 

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Posted: 17 September 2008 at 11:32am | IP Logged Quote Rob Hames

Welcome back to the forum Glen. At least you haven't missed much sailing. Hopefully the colder months will bring some quality wind and much fun will be had
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Posted: 17 September 2008 at 10:41pm | IP Logged Quote jamieedodger

Sounds like this year hasn't been much fun for you two, better luck next year!  Ross hows your arm problem, still not up to it?

END OF YEAR GOAL(s):

  • DUCK GYBE
  • PONCH
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Posted: 18 September 2008 at 2:52pm | IP Logged Quote YaMamma

We are a gloomy bunch!!

You're right though, the wind has been rubbish all summer except for a few days, so let's hope we see some regular force 5+ action Sept-Dec.

Been quite a good year for me when I have managed to get out. Consistently dialling duck gybes, pulled my first carving 360 and feeling a lot more confident with air time

Goals before 09: Essex duck, duck tack, body drag, vulcan and a non abortive loop.

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Posted: 19 September 2008 at 9:23pm | IP Logged Quote Andy B

Goals for 2008 hampered by a summer of dismal winds even the spring offered only random days of of force 5+

What I have done is go out even in light winds practicing some of SB's skill sessions seen an improvement in transitions, better control in clew first sailing better tacking

Jumping, I,I've had little opportunity but feel better prepared when conditions improve.

The carve gybe??? seem to have taken a step back 10 % planning no better than previous years hoping practiced clew first will start to pay dividends?????

 

The year has seen the calling from the dark side grow very strong. Afraid my strength has weakened bought a T bag for the light winds. I pray for forgiveness let the wind gods purge my sole "if it blows the windsurfer is king"

New goals new year will have to think about them. 

 



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Posted: 20 September 2008 at 10:09am | IP Logged Quote steve boyd

a poor year, but have managed to get some reaaly good sailing on 5.7m & 95litre board and 4.7m & 85litre board, the latter being my most used in the last six months and definately the better sessions when the wind was stronger and giving some more full powered conditions(jumping, gybing & wave riding is so much better), longer sessions and more fun in good quality 20-30 knots. got the new board and fins dialled in to get the best of what is on offer.

 however most of this fun has not always been really local, and i am very disapointed that the east coast has not had many great sessions this year. i was very nearly tempted to get a kite but have not as i do not feel i will really get the use out of it. lets hope for a good autumn and some decent fun days.

goals for next year: same as the other years, go and find the best conditions possible and get the best quality sailing.

 

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Posted: 20 September 2008 at 11:56am | IP Logged Quote Gavin Duthie

East coast problem so far is an almost total lack of strong so'westers, and far too many GUSTY westerlies. What winds we have had with any east or north in it, and we've had quite a few, have been fairly weak unreliable, and strangely gusty.

This year for me has seen me spend the least ammount of time on the water since I started, unfortunately injury has been too blame, but at least I crocked myself windsurfing and not painting the fence or some bolx like that ..... goals ? .... work out how too operate the DVD player

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Posted: 20 September 2008 at 1:44pm | IP Logged Quote steve boyd

as you said gavin i think that has been the crux, gusty F4-5 from 12-18 knots for an hour here and there have been more evident. the good all day F5-6's have been few and far between. nothing new though as everywhere else seems to have had it better!

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Posted: 21 September 2008 at 9:31pm | IP Logged Quote stevecarragher

Fantastic start to the year as far as i recall.
Then, barely any wind (combined with time off) since about April.
Oh, well, mustn't grumble, the Autumn equinox is upon us and the windsurfing season is about to start!
Plans: land backies clean and get into forwards.
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Posted: 21 September 2008 at 10:01pm | IP Logged Quote jamieedodger

steve, backies?  Is that backloops??  If so how come you can do backloops before forward loops?!  Nice!!!

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he's magic :)

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Posted: 22 September 2008 at 10:07pm | IP Logged Quote stevecarragher

Jamie:
Backies are actually miles less scary than forwards.
About 2 years ago I accidentally went into a backward rotation during a big jump and realised it doesnt hurt (much) so every steep ramp I see gets a backie thrown off it!
Forwards- now thats a different beast! I have, if I am totally honest, only really properly tried 3 and they scared the beejaysus out of me!!!
Loads of excuses but the truth is that forwards are violent and backies are beautiful.
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Posted: 22 September 2008 at 10:13pm | IP Logged Quote jamieedodger

wow, really?  I didn't realise that.  I deffo need to get out on the sea in some real waves before the year ends!  might need some tips

 

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Posted: 23 September 2008 at 7:40am | IP Logged Quote Rob Hames

Steve I did an accidental back loop last time I was out and was also suprised how little it hurt, i.e not at all.  I will try to launch into a few more to keep me warm through the winter months.
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Posted: 25 September 2008 at 11:19am | IP Logged Quote GBR 974

my goals  are:

 

 

. more formula sailling

.attemp/compleate forwoods and vulcans



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Posted: 25 September 2008 at 12:04pm | IP Logged Quote Alex D

GBR 974 wrote:

my goals  are:

.attemp/compleate forwoods and vulcans



On a formula board?
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Posted: 25 September 2008 at 6:13pm | IP Logged Quote jtsurfstore

or at all for that matter
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danny you forgot to the goal to manage to go to at least one english lesson
this year
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Posted: 25 September 2008 at 6:56pm | IP Logged Quote jamieedodger

ladies.. handbags.

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its ok jamie mines full of bricks
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Posted: 25 September 2008 at 7:52pm | IP Logged Quote GBR 974

nooo

silly free style kit haha even im nt tht stupid to try it oin formula

 1 it brake to easy

2 it would b imposible

3 its also pribily impos

but the israilies can vulcan rsx and i hurd dempsy has forwooded his rsx before

sum peeps have to much time on ther hands

......also jack unlike some people id raver be with "friends" if you get what i mean and i did just pass my english with a gratefull C ty very much

 

and jack also like some people they can sail board wich r less than 160 leaters e.g formula board

yours inserily

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Confused???? I know I am....

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Posted: 26 September 2008 at 3:27pm | IP Logged Quote GBR 974

ok basicly jack is saying i canr't windsurf and i can and basicly he is also saying im sh*t at english wich i no i am but im not that botherd about my grammer on forums so to prove the point i got a C

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