Its forecast to be windy this Christmas weekend so make your excuses if you dare!!!
More breeze and just more breeze seems to sum up this autumn and it looks like Santa may well treat us to more wind going into Christmas week.
First up is a short movie of a freestyle session at Torpoint on Thursday last week. It was 30-35 knots WSW, all the guy's were fully powered on 4.0m's, the 'Switch Kono' was the move to master.
With big winds during this week we have seen some great photo's of local sailors out enjoying the 4m conditions. Below shows Dave Ewer bottom turning at Wembury - only logo high!
The next sequence of shots are from Bigbury on Thursday morning. With it being high tide the best place to sail was between the beach and the Island the wind accelerates through the gap, and the waves become suitable. Every one was using a 4.2m or smaller the wind was WNW 35-40knots. Thanks to Jon h20photo for the shots.
Development Meeting- Thank you to all those who braved the weather and tolerated the ferry to join us at TMSC on Monday to discuss future plans for Windsurf Plymouth. It is very much appreciated the additional support which has been received from those who could not attend. Over the next couple of weeks we shall add a Club Development page to the website so that you can all see what is being discussed and the vision for next year.
TMSC let it be known that there is a wind anemometer at the club and if anyone has the skills to link it up to their club website then they would be very keen to see this happen please email me if you have the technical know how.
Speed Strip - Tushingham sails have posted this video of a team rider making the most of speed strip near Kingbridge, it looks awesome!
The forecast going into next week looks just as good, with wind also forecast for Sunday which is good for us who work during the week.
(Pictures taken by Sarah Bibby @ Bigbury Saturday 2nd December) Visit Sarah's Blog for more.
Saturday 10th December - Beach Day - With light winds and winter sunshine forecast for this Saturday. Dave has made the right call and brought his wave clinic forward to today. If the forecast for sun and light wind's stay's I shall still be heading to Bigbury on Saturday with the family to let the kids get some winter beach action. If you wish to join us then come and make yourselves known and enjoy a Mince Pie and a festive Hot Chocolate or Mulled wine. The Windsurf Plymouth flag will be flying so we will be easily spotted.
Windsurf Development Meeting - Next Monday, 12th December the next Windsurf Plymouth Development meeting will be held. Please join us at Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club for a 7.30pm start, the bar will be open. We will be discussing plans for the group in 2012, find out about the funding opportunities being proposed and the development of structured club sessions being run at St.Johns lake. These will allow beginners and intermediates the opportunity to get afloat more regularly. The meeting is open to anyone so please come along if you are interested with helping developing windsurfing opportunities for all, in the Plymouth area. Please contact Tim Cross if you have any further questions.