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26/2/08

I had two days of sailing in Cork. Yesterday was a really stormy day. I sailed Coolmaine on a 3.7. The waves were small and messy. All in all, the conditions were typically onshore. It was raining heavily. I decided to sail Cork harbour today. The place where I sailed is called Mahon Lough I suppose. The weather was considerably better than yesterday with sunny spells and just the odd shower. The water was quite choppy but it was still nice to sail on a 4.7. Tried a Clewfirst Puneta on port tack for the first time and it worked better than expected. The place seems nice for taking pictures so I have to bring my camera the next time I go there. No wind is forecast for tomorrow and the day after. The weekend looks good again.

24/2/08

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I am back home in Cork after three great days of windsurfing in Castlegregory. Thursday started off in Fermoyle with some good waves and loads of wind. I was fully powered up on my 4.2. The wind was a bit too offshore for my taste but Fermoyle was one of the only places to sail in Brandon Bay that day since the swell was big and messy. That meant too much whitewater in Gowlane and Stradbally where the wind direction would have been more suitable. Anyway, it was nice to get some port tack sailing after several weeks of flat water or starboard tack sailing. It was also quite interesting to see that three out of the five windsurfers out that day were using twin fin boards.
After an hour of sailing everybody called it a day. I was still keen to get out on flatwater. Scraggane, one of the only flatwaterspots nearby, did not work. The tide was too high, which produced a backwash, and the wind was low. I met Colin there, who wanted to get out as well. We finally decided to go out on the lagoo…