Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Photos coming soon hopefully...
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Jez fanstone did another great video presentation of the prestigious Golden Funnel Award for coaching that we've set up over the past few years. I'll try and get it up onto YouTube soon.
The DailySail had an interesting article on the whole AC issue, and the possibility of a ‘Deed of Gift’ America’s Cup is a fascinating one. Aside from the facts like 90ft waterline multihulls and 20 nautical mile race courses, what caught my eye was the following paragraph.
“Thus a GGYC(BMW Oracle/Ellison) win in New York means an America's Cup in multihulls presumably within the shortest possible time frame, ie more than 10 months from when the Challenge was delivered. In GGYC's challenge to the SNG (Alinghi / Bertarelli) of 11 July, it states the competition dates as being 4, 6 and 8 July 2008."
Mmmmm, the Moth Worlds in Weymouth starts on the 5th of July. What were the odds on two consecutive Moth Worlds clashing with the America’s Cup?
For the full story check out: www.thedailysail.com
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday was a chance to sail against Jason Belben as he was in Weymouth with his son who was doing some Optimist training. Early on it didn't look good with a complete flat calm, but some breeze came in later on (with rain) and we got a good little sail in 10/12knots.
We tested a few things Jason had been playing with recently and then did a boat swap before heading in. After getting over how different our leg lengths are, I settled in to sail a Prowler again, and was taken back by how much bigger a boat it felt compared to my skimpy little hull!
I think that will be the last time I sail in the wetsuit in the UK. Reports of snow around the country today, so Winter is here. Time to play in the workshop until its time to go to Miami in Jan!... (Any Mothies out in Miami yet?)
Sunday, November 11, 2007
"Allow the multihull to compete in the Olympics"
Dropping the fastest class currently in the Games is unlikely to help make the sailing event in Weymouth a spectacle. It is a tricky call though, and I expected a series of petitions by whatever class got kicked out. Everyone has got too settled with the current classes, and it all really needs a bit of a shake up.
Interestingly nobody is complaining about the loss of the Yngling! Surprise surprise! Finally a good decision by ISAF.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I'm currently helping out film a sail and rig tuning DVD for the RYA so long days at the moment, but plenty of Moth news to update on here shortly.