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30/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 November 2014 - - - - - - · 119 views

The fog was breaking up in the light NW breeze as we headed to the Blackwall Tunnel this morning making for dramatic scenes with shafts of sunlight. 
Conditions on the heath were very wet underfoot but not too much in the way of worm casts etc.  The dramatic lighting continued and of course we were facing the sun when it did break throug...


Posted by Felix Mottram, 23 November 2014 - - - - - - · 120 views

Today the rain did not let up at all so that is twice in a month now that we have been rained off.  Must be a symptom of something!
I am not travelling to Miami next weekend as I did last year…

19/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 16 November 2014 - - - - - - · 132 views

It was a late start for me but on the ‘heath’ soon after 11:00am under a lifting layer of low clouds revealing a high layer not quite completely obscuring the sun. 
Another light but steady breeze, this time from the east and again at about 4mph so it was the same configuration as last weekend, 1.5 sails with Diamond rods.  W...

09/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 09 November 2014 - - - - - - · 116 views

Soon after 10:30am there was a bank of high cloud only partly obscuring the sun.  The clear blue sky to the west approached slowly.
The c4mph breeze from the SW was surprisingly consistent even after the sun arrived so we made good lazy use of the 1.5 sails with Diamond rods (apart from a quick run through PlanB that is!)
The site was...


Posted by Felix Mottram, 02 November 2014 - - - - - - · 120 views

We have had a long run without a very wet ‘flying day’ but today was it!  The early forecast this morning suggested that the rain would clear soon after 11am but it was late starting c10:30 and was still steady at midday.  No flying today...
Other priorities for the afternoon including a quick ‘spin’ through Victo...

26/10/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 October 2014 - - - - - - · 136 views

A slightly lighter SW breeze than last week but it was still 1.5 full vented with green race today.
Free flying felt more comfortable with the more optimal configuration/windspeed.
The cloud cover only broke slightly on a couple of occasions before we left the site at about 1:00pm.  The approach to Blackwall Tunnel was backed up to th...

19/10/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 19 October 2014 - - - - - - · 131 views

Blustery 13 – 20+ mph from the SW so 1.5 full vented with green race worked with the occasional lulls today.
Six up so mostly called sequences with the odd sprocket thrown in to keep us on our toes.
The Blackheath walkers and cyclists were an appreciative audience on a number of occasions today as and when we ‘stopped’ fo...

12/10/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 12 October 2014 - - - - - - · 131 views

There were high grey clouds gradually thickening from the south and a very light easterly breeze (c2mph) to start this morning.  The full 1.5 sails with Diamond rods were just fine to start with but the breeze was due to strengthen.
In the very light breeze the free-flying was often complex but neat.  Above a certain wind speed threshold...

05/10/2104 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 05 October 2014 - - - - - - · 194 views

As luck would have it, it was another glorious sunny day on Blackheath today, the only downside being that there was, for most of the time, almost no discernable breeze.  
So, more time on the diamond rods in the larger sails and with longer lines for me today.  The Zen, Rev 1 and also the CR sail had air time today.  The changing,...

28/09/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 September 2014 - - - - - - · 148 views

I had been watching the forecast all week as it had been indicating light SE breezes around the 4-6mph mark.  That is what we got, mostly about 4mph from the East, so it was 1.5s with diamond rods.  Four fliers today and lots of ‘not called’ close flying with only the occasional hesitation or touch…
It was also the chan...

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