Packed for Garda

The trailer is sorted, the boats are tied on, the foils might fit in the car…

Ferry late tonight, hopefully in sunny Garda by tomorrow evening! Yay!

Silver Samurai Launch

New boat got launched on Saturday… Only enough wind at the end of the day for a quick 20 minute blast, but she popped up first time and behaved herself.

Not much preperation for a world championships, but it will be a nice holiday either way.

Thanks to Gary @ P&B; for the loan of his spare sail to get me going and Miss Wilkins for remembering to take a couple of pics!

BREAKING NEWS: MOTH DEVELOPMENT UNVEILED

With this latest moth design – the SK3.355 – we believe, no, we know that by increasing the transom width by over 200% we will have achieved 56.3456897% earlier take off. You know what that means? This moth won’t even need hydrofoils to get flying!* How’s that for extreme?! Watch out Garda…the Fat Bottomed Girl is coming to town.

(*pre-on-the-water test results have confirmed this to be .347% fact).

New Mothy at Bristol

My old National 12 sparring partner Chris Bishop has just joined the Mothy ranks at BCYC having picked up Alan Watson’s old Axeman 5 number 4026. He’s planning on lowriding for a bit then getting on with the conversion later in the year….

Going to have the biggest UK fleet at this rate!

Silver Samurai

Well, the new boat is nearly ready. Still a small list of things to sort on it (like getting the daggerboard to fit without the use of a mallet) but I should finally get a sail in on Wednesday which leaves all of a week to get some practice in before the worlds in Italy!


Roll on Garda…

The weekend that wasn't quite

Weymouth didn’t quite live up to its normal expectations last weekend, with 6 knots most of the weekend and a sea breeze failed to beef it up.

So, no sailing for me, although I did get to check out Adam May’s new weapon of a moth in his build shed…

Roll on Garda!