Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sponsorship news

It's official, I am now sponsored by FLYING OBJECTS through the UK importer Seasprite.

Check out their website

Really good quality boards bags and accessories which will ease my travelling this year.

Press release to follow once I have my sails stickered up and some pics taken.

Great news for my existing sponsors as well with more exposure coming our way.

Stay tuned there is one more in the pipeline which should make the second half of the year very productive.

Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24th

Still waiting for wind over here, slight chance tomorrow and also on Saturday but no storms moving through. Training is going from strngth to strength, 11 mile bike ride Thursday with my son, 11 mile run Friday, Sat off, 3 mile run & 1 mile swim on Sunday. Today I'll have a rest day and hope for sailing tomorrow.

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17th

Yesterdays forcast didn't come through as well as planned.

We eneded up with 13knots SW wind. Lovely and warm and a fun sail but no where near powered up. I had to pump to get on the plain and pump out of every gybe. Ended up with a max speed of 29.66 knots with the 8.8m2 and 121 Starboard Isonic. Super efficient sails with a great deal more to give.

Fuerteventura is going to be very interesting. Fitness levels are way better than last year, things feel really good. I just need some strong SW winds, it doesn't look good for the next week but I'll keep you informed.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

May Update

For as long as I can remember we have been having NE winds blowing down from Iceland.

Tomorrows forcast is for WSW force 4 - 5 which will be warmer and great for a coast sail up the west side of Guernsey.

I have had so many days out with the 8.8m and 8.0m on the 122 ltr Starboard, I am dying for a proper speed sailing day. It won't happen tomorrow but I am still looking forward to it.

Ran 3 miles this morning, 12 miles last Wednesday and 3 on Monday. I am running less days but a lot more miles, feel great.

The World Championships can't come quick enough for me. The new Hot Sails GPS are super fast, a new Starboard Isonic 58 for 8.0m and 7.3m weather will be fantastic in Fuerteventura for the worlds. I am going to travel with three speed boards, no slalom. The Isonic speed 49, 53 and 58. The 53 is going to love the Fuerteventura strip with 6.0 and 6.6 sails, I'll take the 49 just in case conditions get epict but it will have to be super flat and 5.5 -6.0m weather.

There are a couple of interesting sponsorship deals in the pipeline as well but I can't let on anything till its been signed but stay tuned.

Monday, May 3, 2010

North winds

When will these North winds change. Plenty of sailing with the big kit but so cold. Its time we had a Southerly gale come through.