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22/06/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 22 June 2014 - - - - - - · 95 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...


15/06/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 15 June 2014 - - - - - - · 83 views

Arrived at about 11:00am under low cloud with occasional brightness in the NE breeze.  This was not a summer’s day and although it did not actually rain it looked imminent all the time.
 
It was mid vents with standard race rods again today.
 
Lots of free flying with just a few called interludes before the wind chill sent us packin...


08/06/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 08 June 2014 - - - - - - · 102 views

Martin, on site first, as is often the case, suggested that mid-vents would be the right choice this morning.  He was right, so the rest of us flew mid vents with race but, Martin, not having one, stuck with the full sail.
 
The predominantly southerly breeze occasionally dropped away and it was interesting to see how well the mid vents reflect...


01/06/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 01 June 2014 - - - - - - · 92 views

The light breeze was from the NW today but turning intermittently through about 90 degrees.  Most of the time we were facing the sun… This was our second summer Sunday <grins>
 
Six up today and we flew standard 1.5 sails with Diamond Rods.  Rowan was on the line today and we flew repeated Sprockets as well as the Mercedes wi...


25/05/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 May 2014 - - - - - - · 104 views

True to form it was a bit cool on Blackheath this morning from about 10:30am in the southerly breeze especially when the sun was obscured by the lines of cumulus.
 
Initially mid-vents with various frame sets worked OK but there was a gradual increase in the variable breeze and we switched to full vents, again with various frame sets.
 
I had...


18/05/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 May 2014 - - - - - - · 89 views

In contrast to last Sunday today was a ‘full on’ summer’s day on Blackheath.  We arrived soon after 10:00am and I suggested that this might be the one and only summer Sunday here for 2014. <grins>  The Dandylion and Plaintain heads have sprung up over the week just to add to the amusement or irritation level as the case...


11/05/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 May 2014 - - - - - - · 92 views

It was a cursory visit to Blackheath today as we had not anticipated the wind chill factor on a grey May day.  Gloves and leggings would have been appropriate…
 
Xtra Vents with three wrap worked today but we would have to have been much more energetic to keep the cold at bay.
 
The swifts may have followed us back from Italy but, a...


05/05/2014 After Weymouth

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 May 2014 - - - - - - · 132 views

We arrived on Saturday afternoon and might have flown if the arena areas had been secured.  In the turbulent southerly breeze it did not seem sensible to take any risks.
 
Sunday and Monday we had SE breezes which were occasionally difficult but overall it was a very successful weekend.
 
Sunday was the sunnier of the two days… The...


01/05/2014 Eighth Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 01 May 2014 - - - - - - · 110 views

We were on site at 9:00am for our final day.  The breeze was from the NW so the usual turbulence slightly constrained our efforts.  After ‘coffee’ at about 10:30am we headed to the arena and ran through a couple of track before being joined by Stephan Versteegh for a couple more.
 
We had booked an early lunch and watched the w...


30/04/2014 Seventh Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 April 2014 - - - - - - · 102 views

It was a bright start and on the beach at 9:00am there was a light onshore breeze probably 1-2 mph.  After some line adjustments we flew through to about 10:30 before breaking for a coffee. <grins>
 
We took to the arena for a while and then took an early pre-lunch break!
 
Early afternoon and we were back in the arena watching th...






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