Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Kit

Finally got everything together for some pictures, not great light conditions but there was wind and Pierre had his camera.

Went out on the 6.6 with my Isonic 90. I think I was over excited about strong winds and finally getting out on th 90. As it tunrd out the 7.3 would have been better but I stuck with the 6.6 and moved up to my Isonic 107.

Some ok shots, stickered up.

Off to Sweden on Tue. 7am flight from Guernsey to Southampton, pick up my van which was shipped over on Friday, drive to Folkstone, catch the train through the tunnel, 10.5 hour drive to Ferharn Germany, catch a ferry to Sweden. Not too bad then!!

It has to be this way to cut down on days away. With Guernsey being so small it isn't possible to fly ou with my gear.

The forcast is for good winds up to the event and then nothing during but forcast change all the time.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Had my first session on the new gps's yesterday.

8.0m with my Isonic 107 and R375 fin. Great combination, managed just over 36 knots on a very small strip. Vazon bay at high tide left me with 250m of broad reach, on the gt-31 it showed by speed beating into the reach at 22 knots. The exceleration was fantastic up to 36then sheet out before the rocks.

The 2011 sails are more stable than 2010 and noticably quicker, the 2010 are fast already. The fin worked great, no spin out over 6-8" chop, I'd probably go one bigger for slalom.

Next stop is the Swedish Speed Championships 1st - 6th June. Hopefully after that there will be more confirmed news on a World Speed Championships. There is something in the pipeline I have been told.

Really looking forward to competing again with the new sails, they are a big jump again in performance from 2010. New fins, booms and boards have also improved on 2010, figures crossed for the results as well.