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Forum: Windsurfing School 19th November 2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roly Gardner
Thanks for your reply Roger, Sorry, may I...

Thanks for your reply Roger,

Sorry, may I ask what TOW means please? I think I will keep my eyes open for a decent 8.5m for the 145. I had one of my best days sailing this year in really marginal...
Forum: Windsurfing School 17th November 2009, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roly Gardner
99 and 121 Carves

Hello Roger, Hi all,

It has been some time since my last post. I have had a great Summer and continue to enjoy learning and progressing in this sport.
My current ability level is early...
Forum: Windsurfing School 14th July 2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,980
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Thank you for your lengthy reply...

Hi Roger,

Thank you for your lengthy reply and explanation.

Just to re cap, I learnt to sail 3 years ago on a club hire board, 200 ltrs with a dagger board. This is my 3rd season on the Carve...
Forum: Windsurfing School 13th July 2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,980
Posted By Roly Gardner
Rounding up into wind

Hi Roger, Hi All,

I have not posted for a little while as things have been moving forward OK. I am now comfortable in the straps and harness and have even managed to waterstart, although I am far...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th April 2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,106
Posted By Roly Gardner
Thank you for your post Roger, I am sorry, I...

Thank you for your post Roger,

I am sorry, I got my hands mixed up! Yes, it is my front hand that I use to hold the mast. I think that it feels easier for me to control the board with this grip....
Forum: Windsurfing School 25th April 2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,106
Posted By Roly Gardner
HI Roger, Much better day today. Out in a...

HI Roger,

Much better day today. Out in a more consistent 15/20 mph wind from our usual SW direction which means no obstacles to dirty it up on the way through. I rigged my 6.5 and set off trying...
Forum: Windsurfing School 24th April 2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,106
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Hi Marek, Thank you for your...

Hi Roger, Hi Marek,

Thank you for your responses which were interesting. I wanted to reply as the conditions during which my problems arose were similar to those described by Marek. Whilst I sail...
Forum: Windsurfing School 21st April 2009, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,106
Posted By Roly Gardner
Sheeting in/ Stalling

Hi Roger,

Long time no speak! I hope that you are well.

I am after a little guidance please. I am now comfortable in the harness and both straps. I find that I can balance the rig and get...
Forum: Windsurfing School 11th December 2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,959
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger Hi CC, Thank you both for your...

Hi Roger Hi CC,

Thank you both for your comprehensive replies. This is not exactly what I wanted to hear Roger, you are right! Still, best get the correct advice and move forward rather than...
Forum: Windsurfing School 8th December 2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,959
Posted By Roly Gardner
Right Fin For Sail Size

Hi All,

I wonder if I might have a definitive view from you all on the right fin choice for my set up please?

I am not exactly sure what info you need so i will set out as much as possible. I...
Forum: Windsurfing School 27th October 2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Roly Gardner
Thanks Roger, That makes the process a whole...

Thanks Roger,

That makes the process a whole lot clearer.

To explain "bear the rig away", I really meant to say bear the board away by bringing the rig forward and across which I think you...
Forum: Windsurfing School 22nd October 2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,877
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Charliem, I thought that I would add a...

Hi Charliem,

I thought that I would add a quick comment here as I think I have experienced the problems you are facing more recently than the more hardened pros above. I started windsurfing in...
Forum: Windsurfing School 22nd October 2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Roly Gardner
Thanks Roger, Thanks Ellen, Some useful tips...

Thanks Roger, Thanks Ellen,

Some useful tips there. I do think that I am trying to gybe without enough initial speed. This is probably because I hoped to get a "feel" for manoeuvre before moving...
Forum: Windsurfing School 21st October 2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,430
Posted By Roly Gardner
Initiating Gybes

Hi All,

I wonder if I might have your thoughts and observations on gybing, particularly the set up and early movements? I would like to have a clear understanding of what I am trying to do and...
Forum: Windsurfing School 18th August 2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Just to say thank you for talking...

Hi Roger,

Just to say thank you for talking me through the foot straps problem I was having. I managed to get this sorted out yesterday in a great days sailing here in Eastbourne, UK. I had set...
Forum: Windsurfing School 14th August 2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By Roly Gardner
Roger Crikey that was a quick response! ...

Roger

Crikey that was a quick response!

I certainly think that I am depressing the windward rail as you suggest. It is something that I became aware after your previous comments on getting...
Forum: Windsurfing School 14th August 2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,702
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Waterstarts are one of the...

Hi Roger,

Waterstarts are one of the techniques on my list for this year. I have been reading previous posts and watching the dvds etc. I have progressed to deep water beach starts which I can...
Forum: Windsurfing School 14th August 2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi All, Been following this thread as I made...

Hi All,

Been following this thread as I made a couple of posts earlier. Thanks to Roger I can now get in and out of the harness more easily and find it so much more controlled particularly when...
Forum: Windsurfing School 31st July 2008, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, I am ok at staying upwind,...

Hi Roger,

I am ok at staying upwind, although I understand the principle of bearing away to get on the plane and then heading upwind. I am beginning to understand what I need to do here I think.
...
Forum: Windsurfing School 30th July 2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, All very helpful thank you. My...

Hi Roger,

All very helpful thank you. My comments are as follows:-

1-One of my main problems I now realise is that in placing my foot in the front footstrap too early I am pressing down on the...
Forum: Windsurfing School 28th July 2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,987
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Not posted for a while. Hope...

Hi Roger,

Not posted for a while. Hope everyone is having a good Summer.

I am interested in this subject as I am currently concentrating on these skills. I have a number of questions and would...
Forum: Windsurfing School 12th May 2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By Roly Gardner
Thanks Roger, Thanks Mike, This helps quite...

Thanks Roger, Thanks Mike,

This helps quite a bit. I am sailing in winds of 13/18 mph more often than not. It can get windier and I do go out in winds up to 25 mph but this is less frequent I must...
Forum: Windsurfing School 9th May 2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Thank yo for your reply. I am...

Hi Roger,

Thank yo for your reply. I am confused also as I am not sure what I am actually aimimng for in terms of kit. I thought that my Carve 144 would be good for learning on and subsequently...
Forum: Windsurfing School 8th May 2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,888
Posted By Roly Gardner
Hi Roger, Reading what you have said about...

Hi Roger,

Reading what you have said about the largest Futura, I wonder if this board might be suitable for me when I replace my Carve 144? It is the DRAM version from 2003 and is my first board....
Forum: Windsurfing School 23rd March 2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,852
Posted By Roly Gardner
Dear James and Roger, Thank you both for...

Dear James and Roger,

Thank you both for your replies. All very useful. I need to get out there and "feel " what you are suggesting to see the effects. I like the gear changing analogy. It is like...
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