Life in Weston Super Mare has been pretty quiet lately. I sold my boat to DJ Edwards straight after Travemunde and have been getting my new one together slowly. This means no sailing (not full size anyway). It also means I will have a boat all through winter and will keep this one through to Garda, which means an uninterrupted run-up to a big event – something I’ve never managed before because I thought I knew better!
The new boat is mostly tweaks, with a few things taken onboard from Mr Rashley and a couple of things I’ve been meaning to do for a while. Hopefully I will be back on the water by Torbay albeit with a non-standard set of foils initially while the foil moulds go back to my good friends at Fathomtree in Nottingham in for a couple of tweaks while I’m on a well earned holiday!
Anyway. Enjoy this piece of vanity – should keep my sponsors happy! Thanks Anya!
Another excellent result for Team Aardvark with Graham and Eddie Bridle taking the UK Cherub Nationals in their Banshee down at Lee on Solent. Going into the final day it was all to play for and the Bridles went out in style winning the last two races.
Full report and results over at Yachts and Yachting’s website
Just a load of random non sailing pictures from the road trip… Anya has uploaded tons of sailing pictures on Picasa already…
Chris Rashley, sailing a Ninja with the 2011 Elite foils has just won the Moth Europeans in Travemunde, Germany.
Chris put on a dominating display with 7 first places in a mixed condition event with light airs races to 15+ knots and big waves! Ben Paton, also on the new foils finished in 3rd place – winning race 6. Other Ninjas in the top ten were chief Aardvark Mike Cooke in 5th and Jason Belben finishing in 9th place, despite counting a rtd in his score after a shroud failure on day 2.
Things are looking good for Team Ninja and with the worlds in Europe next year we’re stepping up a gear at Aardvark HQ…