Old 19th February 2012, 10:51 AM   #21
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Hey, thanks Mario.

Now you talk about the food.
I've been yesterday to the doctor to ask for pills against bacterial infections as a preventive measure.
Is Egypt still notorious about this ?
Every year from 18-24feb Dahab Slalom Week .I've been 7 times there with my family no problem with food in hotel restorans at all.Perfekt wind 20-45 knot ,good organisation,50-70partisipans.
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Old 19th February 2012, 05:16 PM   #22
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OK, thanks. Nice to hear this.
Especially abouth the 20-45 knots. That sounds real good.

To change the food subject, how about the water conditions ?
They talk about wavy conditions at the Napolean reef, anyone with experience ?
Just how big are the waves over there ?
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Old 12th March 2012, 11:58 AM   #23
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Just back from Dahab.

We were lucky to have every day lots of wind.
Sailed everything between 5.0 - 8.8 sails and boards between 85L - 135L.
My friends who are lighter also used 4.2 sails and 73L boards.

Had no problems with the food, but I was very careful and the hotel hygiene looked amazing.

It's true about the corals, you need to pay attention.

Temperatures were from 22 - 30 degrees celcius.
I wore a 4/3 wetsuit short arms, long legs which got a bit warm at 30 degrees.

Behind the Napoleon reef, there's a very nice swell of a couple of meters. Nice mountains to ride on. A lot of fun and not too dangerous.

The speed strip "speedy" is a little bit too short to obtain personal speed records. But it has beautiful turquoise water.

The hotel "Le Meridien" seems to be the best hotel to stay.
It offers the best windsurf location to launch with very small boards.
In 3 racks I managed to go upwind to Napoleon reef.
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Hey Bel,
Glad you had a great time. Will be there in 1 month. Do you think a shorty is needed or would you not worry about a wetsuit at all.
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You had a 4/3mm wetsuit on in 30 degrees?!

I think I sailed the entire time in boardshorts on my trip in march. Was too hot to even wear a t-shirt around most of the time, from memory... Glad you had a good trip though! I'm planning my next Dahab mission as we speak....
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Hi RAW,

A 3/2 mm shorty will be more than sufficient.
I wore my 4/3mm wetsuit because in the beginning of the week it was only 22 degrees and I also wore it because of the long legs for protection against the corals, although I never stepped into any corals ...

No wetsuit could be a bit cold when the wind gets strong, but perhaps within 1 month the temperatures will rise over 35 degrees ? I don't know.
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