Where did I leave that boat?

Well, low and behold it was still at the sailing club. I think this was the longest period without any sailing since about 1989 for me – Life kinda took over and sailing took a back seat…

I’m still not sure if me and the Shredder are on talking terms after this absense as James Phare was the helm of the day on Sunday having a bit of a jolly and deciding on features for his Ninja in the new year. I meanwhile was testing out the latest Ninja to hit the water which has been a testbed boat for a customer who happened to have a lot of the same ideas as me for how to take the boat forward. It’s been an interesting experience and I’m now considering my self imposed no-new-boat-beforethenextworlds rule as I think there is definitely something in it. What ‘it’ is you will have to wait and see!

James and I were joined at BCYC by Tom Lambert and Badger so we had 4 boats on the water, enjoying the relatively full lake and getting back into the swing of things.

I’m really excited about the upcoming Bloody Mary and the usual launch bunfighting. I doubt I’ll do quite as well as last year as I’ve just not been sailing and I expect there will be a bit more competition from the south coast shandy drinkers with the event being part of the Moth winter series.

Nearly winter Solstice too. Roll on Summer!

X8 bladerider 3323 'badger' for sale


white hull black outlines, very good condition, and well set up.
Loads of upgrades including ;
High modulus super skinny rudder longer than original,
High modulus daggerboard
Ride height adjuster
Adjustable wand
Also comes with covers for boat, foils, mast, boom, prodder
Rig is a 353 cst skinny mast and a almost new Aardvark skinny boom
Bladerider sail in good codition
Custom road trailer slide on slide off with side boxes
£7700 ono
Near bristol and other info call martin 07776192410