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11/05/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 May 2014 - - - - - - · 128 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 - - - - - - · 180 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 - - - - - - · 143 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 - - - - - - · 140 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...

29/04/2014 Sixth Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 29 April 2014 - - - - - - · 120 views

The forecast was not promising for today and although we had a good hour flying from 9:00am the rain then set in.  The wind was WNW so not very consistent.  Soon after 12 the sun began to break through.  We began to set up to fly with Team For Fun but it became clear that it would not be viable so ‘went for lunch’.

28/04/2014 Fifth Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 April 2014 - - - - - - · 103 views

The forecast was for rain today.  We had decided to head for the beach for 9:00am regardless and were ‘rewarded’ with a period without rain and a NW breeze which was momentarily strong enough for us to set the standard sails with normal race rods and try the vented kites with green race.
Before the first rain arrived we had gone b...

27/04/2014 Fourth Day Cervia

Posted by Felix Mottram, 27 April 2014 - - - - - - · 97 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 - - - - - - · 110 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 - - - - - - · 101 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 - - - - - - · 91 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...

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