Saturday, December 27, 2008
I dowloaded my gps track from the race at Exe the other day. It is fair to say it wasn't your typical Moth race. The main channel is less than 100m wide, making for quite a few tacks and gybes with the breeze from the North East. Add to that the light winds under the new marina development at the home buoy, and a fair bit of tide, it is pretty good practice. For the three lap 45 min race I did 26 gybes and 37 tacks. That is easily more than the entire Worlds....
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Oh my god it was cold this year!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The IMCA received a Christmas card from ISAF the other day, and it was good to see it featured two Moths on it! We've featured in the last two cards now - an interesting sign of the times.....
In other festive news, if you happen to be watching Emmerdale on Christmas day watch out for the Pringles advert at 6:15. My cousin Sally entered a competition recently to come up with a jingle for a Christmas pringles ad, and she won! Below is the entry they sent in. Not sure what gets aired, but all quite funny.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Today's blog from Paul Larson down in Namibia is an essential read! SailRocket literally flew in her last record attempt run! Paul was fine, but the wing was badly beaten up. In only the run before they possibly bagged themselves a World Speed record, so will be interesting to hear about the data off the boat.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
OK so there has been a bit of a delay, apologies there, but here is the hotly anticipated next edition of Pimp My Low Rider!
She has undergone a bit of work fairing the hull up. Fairing the hull is a great way of learning the importance of not using knees and elbows for climbing back on board after a capsize. Oops, will be more careful in future! Anyway she is now in her working colours of gunship grey undercoat.
So the hull is cut to size and the daggerboard hole filled so it’s time for a a girls favourite activity - accessorising!
First accessory is very exciting - the centreboard case - the moth equivalent of the handbag! Modeled around the centreboard in a carbon and fibreglass sandwich to beef it up. Like all good handbags the centreboard has been made size adjustable - in this case to allow some adjustment in the centreboard angle rather than to fit that extra bargin purchase in. This was done by slitting the case down the middle, angling the top out and applying and extra layer of laminate in this position.
Next accessory on the list is a little carbon insert for the gantry attachment - remember to drill it before sticking it in if you don’t have a fancy round the corner drill.
There we have it; the start of the low rider accessory collection, coming soon SHOES - oh, no, that was meant to be FOREDECK!