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30/06/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 June 2013 - - - - - - · 243 views

The forecast was for a proper summer’s day and that indeed was how it was today.  Arrived on Blackheath at 10:00am and initially the breeze felt fairly light but I set up the full vented with green race rods.  Over the next 2 hours the breeze gradually increased and by the time we wrapped, heavier spars, or the Xtra Vented sail, would have...

23/06/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 June 2013 - - - - - - · 339 views

Blustery summer wind on Blackheath today with occasional dark clouds spitting a few raindrops.  Xtra Vents with green race were occasionally at the limit.  I did not get to change to the latest refinement of close knotted leaders but adjusted an incorrect placed figure eight knot in the current set fairly quickly on the field.  Knowing that...

16/06/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 June 2013 - - - - - - · 239 views

Leaving Hackney at 10:30am it was another grey day and it looked like rain was approaching.  Another summer day!Full vented 1.5 kites were once again the best fit on Blackheath, mostly with race rods to coast through the lighter moments.  The swifts were out in numbers, but high up, not flying through the kite lines.Talk today was of 'holding th...

09/06/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 June 2013 - - - - - - · 297 views

Arrived 10:00am at Blackheath to find that the plantain heads had taken over from the dandy-lions.  Loads more line snagging potential until the next mowing!Cold 13C NE wind, low grey cloud, vented with green race rods flying solo did not last long.  Further acquaintance with the new leaders convinces me that this is a good thing.  3/8in st...

02/06/2013 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 June 2013 - - - - - - · 264 views

Another sunny summery Sunday on Blackheath even if the temperature was not consistently in the t-shirt range.  Two in a row must be good!Another 'mostly wrong sail' day today with some careful line adjustments thrown in for good measure.  It's amazing how 'wrong' line sets can be and how much better it feels flying on correctly set lines. ...

June 2013


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