Been a bit busy lately! Had a few laps of the Prodrive test track in a Lamborghini Gallardo (wedding present c/o Mrs Cooke) last weekend. Also been working all hours getting a new Cherub mould done along with working through the list of Ninja orders – it’s great to be so busy but just need to keep on top of things!
Had my final brief sail in Ninja Tuna on Wednesday. Tom was down to go through rigging and launching and the breeze filled in just enough to give me a 20 minute blast and time for him to get some foiling runs in. I’m pretty sure that will be my last sail till the week before the Nationals!
Great prep really – fingers crossed that all my efforts on the new boat show some reward… Luckily my boat handling wasn’t too rusty and as long as I keep my fitness up between now and then (windsurfing in greece for a week should help!) I’m sure I will be OK.
I will apologise in advance to those who’ve gone to the effort of putting on the Poole and Scottish opens as I would normally have been at both and hate to be unsupportive of what circuit has been put on. Got to look at the bigger picture at the moment for once and spending time building rather than sailing has to be done…
Edit – SOLD!
Tom Offer, a Musto Skiff sailor from Chew Valley has bought her and will hopefully be joining the Bristol Moth Squadron…
Bearing in mind how little sailing I’m doing at the moment and the fact that I’m building a new boat for the Europeans I’ve decided to put Ninja Tuna up for sale now…
GBR3618, Ninja Tuna
Built oct 2009, 31KG all up
2010 Hyde sail, used once
HM Skinny Aardvark mast (353 equivalent) and boom
High modulus rear wing bars (very stiff boat)
Aero profiled compression bars
Ride height bias adjuster
Continuous control lines
Tuned up open meeting winner, ready to win. Can be repainted for £250 if you dont like pink…
£8000 mike ‘@’ aardvarkracing.co.uk
Well done to Top Ninja Jason Belben for winning the inlands this weekend beating Adam May and Ricky Tagg in their M2’s along with Ninja Olivier Vidal in 4th. I couldn’t make the event this year for various reasons but it was good to see just over 20 boats (6 Ninjas!) made the effort despite a miserable forecast.
I’ve barely been doing any sailing lately and am unlikely to be doing much for the next month or so as I’ve got quite a few projects on the go at the moment. Concentrating on the technical bits for now and hopefully leaving enough time to get up to speed – just have to rely on mountain biking to keep my fitness up!
Will keep posting here, so long as the rest of the Bristol crew keep me updated!