Author Archives: Emma Cooke

Flying High

As I’m not getting much sailing in at the mo (either too busy at weekends or can’t be bothered to tackle the weed at the club) I have been getting my wind-powered-sport kicks from a touch of power kiting in … Continue reading

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A little bit of not-so-secret Squirreling

Fat Bottomed Girl is currently in the workshop, getting new trampolines (which fit!) and a new rig, so today I went sailing in the Squirrel. And jolly nice it was too. It was a lovely sunny day at BCYC, with … Continue reading

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Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooored

I am bored bored bored. But apparently there is going to be a speed challenge shortly…wonder who will go out and risk boat-breakage. Ho hum, I’m off to twiddle my thumbs.

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Blown Away!

Well, so much for the light winds worlds that were predicted around the globe! Yesterday’s practice race was blown off, with massive gusts hitting the harbour. This proved a good thing for some, particularly Mr. Thomas A. Whicher, who came … Continue reading

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Doing it my way

Righty, I thought I would publish this here so that people can stop questioning/interrogating me about whether or not I will be competing at the Worlds next month. The answer is: no, I wont be. My reasoning for this decision … Continue reading

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Some More Jam

Wednesday came around again, this week with a more sensible breeze. 10-12 knots and sunshine – lovely. Mike had made a few tuning changes to his boat, so went for a spin to check the set-up before I took the … Continue reading

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Skinny-Bottomed Foiling: wings well and truly earned

I did it! Today I took out Jamming with Edward and I flew….like, really. We got to the club at about 2pm to find bright, beautiful sunshine and an 8-10knot breeze – perfect conditions my first real flight. Before I … Continue reading

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Fat-Bottomed Frustration

FBG and I went sailing with lots of other Moths on Saturday, when 10 moths hit the water for some pre-open-meeting training at BCYC. The sun was out and there was a beautiful 12 knots of breeze, so a great … Continue reading

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Fat-Bottomed Freefall

So, Wednesday came around again, along with the sun and another lovely breeze. Having been suffering from an evil cold/chesty cough for the last few days, I was unsure as to whether or not sailing was a good idea. But, … Continue reading

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Fat-Bottomed Flying

This afternoon saw sunshine and a lovely 10-12 knot breeze. Beautiful, and perfect for another go at foiling my fat-bummed lady. And cripes, what a difference the foils make! While I was having trouble getting foiling completely (a few tuning … Continue reading

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