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31/08/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 31 August 2014 - - - - - - · 36 views

We were back on home turf today after a relaxed afternoon at The Aquarius Festival in London SE22 yesterday.
 
Six up, we flew 1.5 sails with green race rods.  Rowan was on the line today and we occasionally had a vocal and appreciative audience.
 
Ashley and Martin are attending the Dieppe event in France 6th -14th September in collabo...


25/08/2014 after Portsmouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 August 2014 - - - - - - · 52 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 - - - - - - · 47 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 - - - - - - · 59 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 - - - - - - · 62 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...





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