Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 2012

Wow, I new it was a while since my last blog but didn't realise it was almost a month. Not good but I will give my excuses below. 1, I have been busy Signing up for Luderitz speed vent has taken over everything. There is a lot to organise but I am getting through the list. The new Starboard Isonic W44 has been ordered and will arrive late August. I plan to take out the W49 and W44. Tom is working on new sails for the attempt, speed specials in 4.8, 5.0, 5.25, 5.5 and a new low aspect 6.0. I'll take a 6.6 with me as well just in case the weather isn't extreme. 2, We have had some good sailing. Nothing extreme but some good 7.3m days and a fully lit 6.6 day on my W54 speed board. On top of that if it's not windy I am running my usual 3 mile route then jumping in the pool for a mile swim. Tom Tom has been updated with african maps, new Hot Sails T's and Hoodies printed and sent out to the team. Next is to get a sports energy supplement brand on side. I reckon that the windy days will be long drawn out affairs. I know Anders got in 30 runs in one day last year but he was the only windsurfer using the canal, I am not sure how many windsurfers will be there this year but obviously you can only sail one way and will be picked up at the end and driven back to the start. I presume we will only get one run every 20 - 30 minutes. Still lots on the check list to do.