All quiet

Not much going on here really so just a random collection of musings!

First off, well done to Bora who has just posted a GPS trace showing some 30 knot peak speeds. As someone who still hasn’t gone over 25 I dread to think what hitting the water feels like at that speed.
Second off, well done to Martin Fear down at BCYC who has in my absense been going faster and faster, posting 26.9knots a couple of weeks ago which I think makes him the fastest Mothie in the UK. There hasn’t been much wind lately so generally not a lot of sailing going on at the club and more bimbling getting done instead.
I finally got out to the club on Sunday to pick up Emmas Moth. I have spent the last day fitting the foils from my new unfinished boat to it in time for the Tide Ride down at Hayling Island this weekend. Should be pretty good fun and Emma has made a bet with me as to how far up the fleet I can get her Fat Bottomed Girl as she thinks Mothing has become a bit chequebook…
My new Ninja is rapidly taking shape in the workshop though. Nearly onto the painting and decorating stage. Safe to say the 2010 Ninja is looking leaner and meaner than ever and if the paint job I have lined up works will be something to behold!

Cheers for now, update again after the Tide Ride.

September sailing

I’m boatless, but there are currently more mothies than ever down at BCYC! Chris Bishop has picked up a BL RX nice and cheap using all the spares they seemed to have lying around. Simon Hindley has been out in his Prowler now and Leo has returned from the depths of Wales and remembered his boat too. Martin has suddenly turned into the fastest on the lake, posting a 25.3 knot personal best!
I’m now off to get hitched, followed by a week of windsurfing before getting stuck into building my new Ninja, along with digging Fat Bottomed Girl out of her hiding place in the shed and taking her to the Tide Ride in October.

Pics by Laura Bishop