Bristol Mothing weekender

The Bristol Moth fleet made good use of the fact that there was no wind on saturday and spent the day hiding in the sheds from the rain doing boatwork. Adjustable wands were created, paddles were added and gantries reassembled. One of the great things about the club is the fact that we get to keep our boats indoors which is rare for British sailing clubs which makes for a nice place to hide when winter kicks in! I spent the day adding continuous control lines and fitting the new tramps and foil bags from Hyde.

On Sunday we had 5 boats on the water and even three of us managed to do the first race of the winter series! I sailed off on my lonesome as I could keep foiling through the lighter patches but Chris and Alan had a good duke out with Alan eventually getting the upper hand. Leo was out but not racing as he hadn’t sailed for a while and Martin overslept again but got out for a good lunchtime session where we all blasted around.

I’d got a new GPS to play with too – a Garmin 301 – pretty much the same as the 201, but now with added USB! Anyone who’s tried to get their tracklogs off the 201 will know how crappy the serial link was on these things and the 301 just mounts as a mass storage device and off you go. Bargain at £130 too. Beats the expensive Fisher-Price gps units if you as me…