Not much going on at the moment – everyone seems to be taking a bit of time out to do things other than sailing! And who can blame them, the weather over here is still shocking with torrential downpours and large amounts of wind coming through.
Tim Laws (new owner of Jamming with Edward) and Myself made our way down to Falmouth last weekend for a couple of days worth of Falmouth week to check the venue out. Got down there pretty late on the Sunday missing the racing, although it was pretty damn windy by all accounts. Falmouth Town is really nice, plenty of good pubs and restaurants/bars etc – the Sailing water is pretty sweet too, with plenty of options from protected estuary, going right out to sea. Would make an awesome worlds/nationals venue!
We both hit the water on Monday with very marginal breeze to start with, only foiling for a few minutes of the first lap, but it soon picked up giving some great rides and the chance to scare the fast handicap fleet until I carried on to do another lap when I should have gone to the finish! Oops!
A shackle holding my shrouds on let go on the second start line causing my rig to fall off so I packed up with help from a very capable rib and headed to shore to enjoy the tea and cake of Restronguet SC. Wind really picked up though – some excellent wipe outs from Tim who is still getting used to Moth sailing – especially in waves….
I’m starting to get myself back together again to work on fitness and boat handling – i’m confident in the Squirrels abilities now and just need to make sure I’m happy with mine! Just ordered a new MTB from Giant bikes to make use of the great riding nearby when the sailing at BCYC backs off – Should allow me to keep active rather than internet Mothing all winter.
Si Payne is over in the states right now at the North American nationals – Best of luck – is it really that windy over there?!