Going North

Well, thats what the wind has done anyway – its now down to 5 degree air temp and water not much above that. Thanksfully this northerly has to be the steadiest I have seen, allowing Alan and myself to get out for some cracking racing yesterday – Ninja Tuna is at her finest so far allowing me to pop a few foiling tacks and lap the RS800 and Musto skiff twice in a 6 lap race.

I’ve been pushing as much ride height as much I can to get a handle on where the limits are, leading to a few sideways moments offwind when the mainfoil lets go. Thankfully this goes before the rudder meaning its easy to get it back into shape and continue. It’s amazing how much difference a turn or two on the bias adjuster makes, dropping a bit of wand angle off and suddenly everything is happy again. Need to finish off my actual adjustable wand as I’m still convinced this is the better solution…

Last Saturday saw a good Bristol Mothie turnout, along with a couple of visitors in the shape of James Phare, Robin Wood and Alex Adams. Unfortunately the wind didnt show leading to a session of mostly lowriding and Alex and myself popping up and zooming around every now and again on our Ninja foils in the puffs.

Got a good few winter events to look forward to now, I’m happy that the Tuna is going to put a good showing in for them!

Bloody Mary – Saturday the 9th of Jan. Possibly followed by training on the Sunday if someone gets their act together!
Steve Nicholson Race – Saturday 30th of January
John Merricks Tiger Trophy – 6th and 7th February