Saturday, August 20, 2011


Great SUP session this morning down the coast and back. Lots of Bass and Mollet swimming below, beautiful sunny weather. No surf though. Looks like it will be a good week for sailing with wind on the way for Tuesday.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Here comes Man Flu

Always at the beginning of summer and the end I get a cold. It is just starting to show the signs of one coming out, full blown man flu by the end of the week I reckon.

Friday, August 12, 2011


When I came out of retirement in 2009 to compete again I bought two Billabong suits, their quality was second to none. Now in 2011 Billabong are supplying me with wetsuits.

I am thrilled that such a massive company as Billabong have shown faith in me and my sailing.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Speed session

Good fun speed session at Pembroke Bay as predicted.

Couldn't get on the Starboard Isonic 90 as the wind was way to gusty and light. Opted for the 107 ltr board with Hotsails GPS 8.0m and Black Project 37.5cm fin. It was a lot of fun, top speed of just over 37 knots.

Pierre came down late on in the session and took some pictures which I'll add later.

2.5 hours on the water, the training has paid off.

Next good forecast is for Sunday, no big winds but should be fun again.

July / August

Firstly sorry fro the lack of postings this last month.

Things have been soooo busy. After the Swedish speed event I had a month of hectic work mixed in with a bit of windsurfing. Mid July I noticed my wieght starting to rise and since then I have been training hard, SUP ing and windsurfing, back on track!

It's amazing how fitness can slip over a four week period. Obviously windsurfing is the most important exercise to do but unfortunately Guernsey doesn't get wind every day. I have had some good slalom sessions and tried out sailing the southern end of Vazon in Westerly force 5 on Monday. It looked good from the shore but was way to choppy inside and rough as hell outside, water totally confused with waves jacking up right in front of you. A lot of air time. Still it was a good session with my 8.0m GPS Hotsail and 107 ltr Starboard Isonic.

Today looks like it may happen. We have force 5 SW at the moment with the tide falling. The forcast has the wind at it's strongest from 10am - 1pm and that coincides with low tide. Pembroke Bay low tide and great direction is the venue, just hope the wind picks up a bit.

I hope to use the 8m with my 90 ltr Isonic. This will be the first time I have used this setup.

I blog later to tell you how it has gone.