I got a brief sail in yesterday, but called it off short after a nice line squall came in along with 30 knots. I did learn that you can make a Moth go sideways upwind while airborne in the bigger gusts when the flow around the daggerboard breaks down. I thought my foil had broken as it was so sudden!
Anyway, The Tide Ride at Hayling Island is this weekend – the entry list is looking good for the Moths first year at the event but the wind is looking like its going to be a bit too full on for good racing and more a question of surviving…
Sam Pascoe is making a welcome return in a borrowed boat although I’m not sure who’s as the entry list is saying Alex Knight’s and Alex Adams says he’s taking his old boat…
Sensible money is on Simon Payne in his last event on the Prowler although Jason Belben always gives him a run in the breeze… I’m by no means fit enough for a windy weekend, but with the Squirrel handling as well as it is it will be interesting to see how things go!