Sunday, June 7, 2009

Burrow Beach Friday 5th June 2009

After quite a few weeks of not enough wind on my days off it was nice to get a bit of wind today. Myself, Ryan and Steve Flannagan headed to Burrow Beach in Dublin as the winds were forcast 12-18 Knots NNE and as we have never sailed here in this direction we decided to check it out. I checked the wind with my wind meter when i arrived and it was showing 14 to 17 knots so i decided to rig up my Lorch Thunderbird 110 with 34cm Vector Maui Rockit fin and 7.5m KA Koncept. Once i got on the water though the wind got very up and down so spent most of my time underpowered while dodging all the kitesurfers here. Had a nice session on the water and found out that when you get close to high tide here the sand banks that were exposed are now just under the water so it gets a bit sketchy as you have to try and remeber where they are so you don't run a ground so we came off the water. Also in this wind direction it is dead square to the main sand bank so you have to bear away into the chop so not really ideal for getting great speeds but nice to find out the wind has to be more from the east for this place to reall work. Managed a 27.76 knot peak and the session was a good warm up for the forcasted 28-35 knot ENE winds forcasted for Saturday

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