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25/08/2014 after Portsmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 August 2014 - - - - - - · 27 views

Two very good festival days and then it rained on the Monday…
 
1.5 JMH sails with diamond frames were good for the midday session on Saturday.  By the later session full vented JMH sails with race rods worked very well.
 
On Sunday the breeze was much lighter at the start or the day so we had an opportunity to try the diamond rods...


18/08/2014 after South Shields with Fusion

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 August 2014 - - - - - - · 35 views

Our journey back to London proved to be easier than the northbound one. 5 hours rather than 7 1/2. 
 
Despite challenging conditions this weekend we had a very useful time flying in 8 and 9 flier format as well as preparation for the 4 flier team that will be going to Dieppe.       
 
We are hoping that...


10/08/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 August 2014 - - - - - - · 45 views

Prospects were not good for today.  I headed for Blackheath at about noon in order to avoid the A12 closure for the London Bike Race.  There was a last band of heavy rain on emerging from the Blackwell Tunnel which mostly cleared in the short time it took to get to the ‘heath’. 
 
Thought about full vented but quickly deci...


03/08/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 August 2014 - - - - - - · 52 views

I had hoped to check out diamond rods in the Rev 1 sail today but the forecast earlier in the week was amended on a daily basis further away from the ideal 2-4mph!
 
It was a SW breeze today and partly sunny.  c8–18mph was forecast and 1.5 full vented with green race felt comfortable.  In over 25 years of kite flying I have never use...


27/07/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 July 2014 - - - - - - · 64 views

Thick high cloud bands over Blackheath occasionally thinned to a sunny sky with a gloomy backdrop.  Variable light N-NW today so full 1.5 sails with race/green race to start but eventually we decided that diamond rods were the better option.
 
The plantains had raced ahead over the last week so the field was occasionally treacherous at ground l...


20/07/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 July 2014 - - - - - - · 66 views

Very grey, humid and warm leaving Hackney this morning but it was much brighter on Blackheath, sunny almost, with varied high cloud.  The NW wind was stronger to begin today so we started with full vented and diamond spars.
 
Eventually, in running through some four person team moves we decided that we had pushed the full vented sails far enoug...


13/07/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 13 July 2014 - - - - - - · 74 views

Beef forerib with chips and béarnaise last night at Mayfields seems to have meant that neither Ashley or Rowan were up for a fly today.  I can’t think why.  It was ‘very’ good food!
 
Mostly gentle westerly winds today so full 1.5 sails with Diamond rods or Race.
 
Some slow-mo moves early on but there was a gr...


06/07/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 July 2014 - - - - - - · 62 views

The runners were out on Blackheath today in the form of 'Race for Life'.  We had to park in Greenwich Park so a slightly longer walk to ‘close by’ our usual pitch.
 
It was a high grey cloud day after the early rain cleared to the east this morning with the sun finally breaking through as we left the site some time after 1:00pm. (A...


29/06/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 June 2014 - - - - - - · 72 views

12,500 runners did the half marathon around Hackney last weekend.  I’m not doing the Dunwich Dynamo next weekend.  (EDIT actually the weekend after on the 12th July!)
 
Saving it for next year <grins>
 
Typical sunny summer Blackheath wind today.  All over the place, certainly until the abrupt transition at about 1...


22/06/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 June 2014 - - - - - - · 92 views

Leaving Hackney this morning was slightly complicated by the Half Marathon route that encircled the borough.
 
It was quiet on Blackheath today as the light SE breeze meant that we were not in the flight path of planes bound for Heathrow. 
 
Full 1.5 sails with a mix of Race and Diamond kept us entertained today with some neat and someti...






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