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27/04/2014 Fourth Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 April 2014 - - - - - - · 78 views

We arrived on the beach at about 9:00am to find that there was a very light c1mph onshore ‘breeze’.   As the morning progressed this breeze gradually increased.  The afternoon session saw enough wind speed to switch to the vented sails with green race rods.
We flew with Team For Fun in a 9 and 10 person format in prepara...

26/04/2014 Third Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 April 2014 - - - - - - · 90 views

The clouds did not clear until about 12:30 today so the onshore breeze did not cut in until about 1:00pm.
We spent some time in the arena this morning and Lupo put ‘Take Five’ out on the PA.  Occasionally the breeze was very light and we resorted to free flying.
Late afternoon was very crowded and we moved back to the aren...

25/04/2014 Second Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 April 2014 - - - - - - · 84 views

Sunny all day today (c23 degrees celcius) and the wind turned onshore at about 10:30am.  We flew Robertshaw and Zen kites against the 1.5 sails with Diamond rods all on 100ft lines initially today.  The preference was for the latter in the light breezes.  We went into the arena c11:15am and had some good flying ahead of the presentation of...

24/04/2014 First Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 24 April 2014 - - - - - - · 75 views

It has been a stunning first day.  Light WNW breeze to start with so a bit bumpy over the trees.  We took a break at about 11:30am and within a short time the sea breeze cut in as smooth as we like.  Not much more than 3-4 miles an hour but plenty for the 1.5 sails and the Diamond rods.
We did take lunch at bagno 111 and continued f...

20/04/2014 After Berck-Plage

Posted by Felix Mottram, 20 April 2014 - - - - - - · 89 views

Getting to Berck on Thursday 17 th April in the evening proved to be quite difficult. Delays in London meant that we would have missed our booked time on the Channel Tunnel.  5 hour delays at the tunnel meant that rather than arriving at Rang-du-Fliers at Midnight we got there at 5:00am on Friday morning!  (This was the late contingent, 5 of th...

13/04/2014 Olympic Park, East London

Posted by Felix Mottram, 13 April 2014 - - - - - - · 106 views

The London Marathon took over Blackheath today, hence the change of venue.
The field to the west of the River Lea and the Velodrome is in the shadow of the media building but clear of obstructions in other directions.  As luck would have it the NW breeze today was affected by thermals as well as the building so occasionally we were well and t...

06/04/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 06 April 2014 - - - - - - · 91 views

Another, post clock change, late start today.  Heavy rain at about 8:30am didn’t exactly help matters. 
Soon after 11:00am the question was whether to go Xtra Vent with green race or Full Vent with 4 wrap.   We went with the latter option and flew some slow, no calls, close, rolling patterns.
The greening of the G...

30/03/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 March 2014 - - - - - - · 115 views

Hazy and grey today with a variable light SE breeze.  With the temperature hitting 20 degrees C it was almost T shirt weather.
It certainly was a treat to fly the 1.5 full sails with Diamond Rods again today.  The ‘two turn’ pull to the top of the window and the long, long downwind walk are just great.
We dropped in a...

23/03/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 March 2014 - - - - - - · 111 views

I did get to Blackheath today but only to see if any of the team were still there.  It appeared that the thundery showers had sent them packing.
I was on my way home after taking part in a bicycle ride from SE23 (Devonshire Road Nature Reserve to be precise) on the 23rd March led by Jacob who had estimated the ride as 23 miles.  It turn...

16/03/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 March 2014 - - - - - - · 126 views

A sharp clear blue sky today, almost cloudless at c10:15, wind from WNW so the sun was not in the middle of the wind window.  Similar temperature to last weekend but felt cooler occasionally given the relative direction of sun and wind. <grins>
Mid vented with Race Rods only occasionally felt over powered.
We took advantage of...

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