Leo, Simon and I decided we needed another sailing fix, so we braved the Ryder Cup traffic (there was none!) and the rather dubious forecast (it turned out lovely) to head over to Port Talbot and get some sailing in with DJ.
We were greeted by a nice 10-15 knots and a very welcoming Corus SC. After fueling up on a bit of tea and cake we hit the water for a good three hour session. I’ve got a couple of silly toys on the boat which I wanted to get my head around before heading down to the Tide Ride and thankfully they were both working pretty much as I’d expected. I’ve also got my 2b Hyde back from Tom so was good to be on the water figuring everything out and trying to get my setup truly sorted.
DJ and I did the middle race of the club regatta, giving a chance to show the locals what the Moth can do and on a short windward leeward course I was lapping the Musto skiff on every other round! While I’m definitely not as polished as I was this time last year I feel I’m getting back into the swing of things before the Moth Winter Champs series kicks off next weekend down at Hayling… Only 8 Moths pre-entered at the moment – GET ON IT!!!