Friday, August 31, 2007
I heard the other day that one of the Canadian C Class cats is actually a fully foilborne one......
Then I read Rohan's blog and found out he'd already got a go on it! He's got two good photos on his site.
Here is a video of Cogito the current form boat:
Monday, August 27, 2007
It was a bit of a trip over here though with a diverted flight to Richmond, South of Washington, due to a huge storm over Washington Dulles that closed the airport for an hour or so. We held for a while but ran low on fuel so had to put down elsewhere. So I missed my connection, and had to stay in Washington over night, before getting up to Rochester the following morning.
Meg and Helena sailed yesterday, and we'll finish getting the rib together today so we can start training here properly.
Seems like quite a nice venue.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I’ve lent out my new Moth for 2 months. Dave Chisholm of Carbonology.com who has helped me out a lot this season is currently undertaking flight school and burning off the local windsurf fleet at a small lake near his place in Ipswich.
I’ve known Dave for years, first meeting him during the Sydney Olympics where he was running logistics for the British Olympic Association. Since then our paths have crossed numerous times, and Dave is often on the phone to bounce around ideas on a number of boat projects. I kept telling him he needed a Moth, but he insisted he was a twin trapeze skiff man. That was until I gave him a go in my Moth during the Moth nationals in Weymouth, and the grin hasn’t left his face yet!
The timing was right as I wasn’t using mine for a while whilst overseas at several regattas, and if he broke it I knew he had enough carbon at work to fix it!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
23.3 Knots was my top speed of the day. (I've done a new little gps mount, so I can now easily see it from both tacks which is nicer!)
Should be some video soon.....
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Mike Cooke has just put this great little video together of some gybes in front of the pontoon during the Nationals recently. I think we'll have to do plenty of fly-bys during the Worlds!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
A video preview of the C Class Cats I'm going to watch out in Canada soon.
Sept 18th - 23rd.
So we have: (on top of the normal crashes!)
'The Hand Drag'
'Legs Over Cruiser Style'
'The Head Dip and Flick'
'Stall and Land'
'The Foiling High Five'
'The Diving High Five'
'One Foot Waterski'
'Hanging Under the Tramp'
'The Bottle Grab'
In the pipeline but not yet attempted is: