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31/07/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 31 July 2011 - - - - - - · 81 views

We learned that Knokke-Heist would not go ahead, for us, mid-week.Today was a typical summer's day on Blackheath which is now turning a more seasonal brown rather than the recent lush green after a mostly wet June and July.Breezes were light and variable often dropping off completely. The direction was switching c180 degrees over a short time frame as...

24/07/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 24 July 2011 - - - - - - · 70 views

Martin was on the field early and had done three changes of spars in the 1.5 full vented by the time I arrived. So it was full vented and green race for the second weekend running. Today was lighter than last weekend with no threat of thundery showers. The breeze dropped off completely on occasions. For most of the time we flew 'free form' hitting...

17/07/2011 Dunstable

Posted by Felix Mottram, 17 July 2011 - - - - - - · 153 views

It was Johnny Claffey's 50th birthday party celebration last night and while I had not expected him to be out flying kites today I had not anticipated that I would be the only one from the team to turn up at Dunstable c10:00am for a casual attendance at the two day event.At Long Beach last year it was apparent that most of the fliers were in possessio...

10/07/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 10 July 2011 - - - - - - · 114 views

It was another light wind day on Blackheath. There was enough to keep the full sail 1.5s with Race frames moving most of the time for individual flight.In team we slipped into parallel passes in a block form expanding and contracting the square of four fliers following last weekends grid fly. We did not try rolling the ball today. That is an exercise that...

03/07/2011 Sunderland

Posted by Felix Mottram, 03 July 2011 - - - - - - · 161 views

Well it really was sunny Sunderland, especially Sunday. Light and variable breezes through the weekend with occasional lulls to very little indeed. (Somewhat different to conditions last year!)However, some of Fusion and some of The Decs put together a couple of 'small grid' performances to round off the event on both days. Given the light bre...

26/06/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 June 2011 - - - - - - · 159 views

The forecast came good and shortly after 10:00am I arrived on Blackheath to find a 'full on' UK Summer's Day.Not much wind, that is, and the slight breezes shifting quickly through 180 degrees and more.It was great to get the Zens out and lock in to the 'treacle interval' some of the time. 'Flailing' in slow motion to accommoda...

19/06/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 June 2011 - - - - - - · 183 views

Second short weekend (working 9:30-1:30 Saturday) so looking forward to a proper weekend next week prior to the Sunderland event.The 'westerly' c15mph breeze on Blackheath was relatively clean today but still shifting c30 degrees in direction and proportionally in strength. Full vented and 4 wrap was the order of the day. After the rain and bluste...

12/06/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 June 2011 - - - - - - · 212 views

The forecast seen last Sunday was correct. It was wet on Blackheath today meaning that since returning from Cervia it has been blustery or wet every Sunday. Seems like we had Summer back before Easter...At least it was not too windy at c10:30am to put up full 1.5 sails with Race Rods but not much more than an hour later the decision was not to get another...

05/06/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 June 2011 - - - - - - · 208 views

A slight respite today, 1.5 Standard Vented 4 wrap was good for a late 11:00am start but thickening high cloud turned to rain early in the afternoon.The current forecast is for rain next Sunday as well, maybe making up for the drought, this Spring, in SE England. I will take the wet weather gear, just to be sure...Just before leaving Blackheath today we d...

29/05/2011 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 May 2011 - - - - - - · 173 views

Blustery... the needle is stuck! I remember Bart complaining about local conditions in Canada but thankfully a more seasonal anticyclonic system will be back in place over the UK by next weekend. No doubt the Exmouth contingent will have a good time with my iQuad kite sets in the lighter conditions.Today on Blackheath we saw an 'uncalled' LE e...

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