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25/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 25 January 2015 - - - - - - · 28 views

Broken cloud, light SW breeze 5-6mph so full 1.5 sails with diamond rods worked OK until the breeze firmed up and we decided that changing spars would be too much effort <grins>
Discussion today was about ‘precise’ stops assisted by vigorous throwing forwards of the handles rather than applying brake through ‘wrist’...

18/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 18 January 2015 - - - - - - · 36 views

The cloud was breaking as we left Hackney this morning and for a brief spell on Blackheath there was ‘full on’ sunshine.  As the light wind was from the North it was a bit bright!
Full 1.5 sails with mostly diamond rods, the green race were occasionally just a bit heavy apparently.
Some impressive free flying today with th...

11/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 11 January 2015 - - - - - - · 37 views

Bright and breezy from the SW at about 20mph most of the time so Xtra Vents and 4 wrap mostly, only occasionally let down by lulls.
Mostly called today including a run through Plan A or was it B?
I hope to finalise arrangements for Berck and Cervia in the next few days.  It is always an anxious moment waiting to hear back from all the...

04/01/2015 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 04 January 2015 - - - - - - · 47 views

It was very murky on the heath today, wet underfoot and in the air but no actual precipitation.  3C and a light SW breeze so it was 1.5 sails with mostly diamond rods.
Five fliers so there were some called moves but nothing too energetic. <grins>
We are getting the 2015 event schedule arranged and note the changed Portsmouth d...

28/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 28 December 2014 - - - - - - · 54 views

Almost completely clear blue sky with a steady NNE breeze.  About 5C so extra layers helped.
1.5 vented with green race were just right.
Four fliers today and we did a quick run through Plan A as well as some brisk called flying at the end of the session as a ‘warm-up’.
We may manage a New Years Day fly as well as...

26/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 26 December 2014 - - - - - - · 33 views

Thick high cloud was not quite completely obscuring the sun.  The SW breeze was minimal so full 1.5 sail and diamond rods today.
It was ‘fingertip flying’ with the handles most definitely horizontal for the long ‘pull backs’.
Wet underfoot with a lot of worm casts.  Not too much evidence of the geese on th...

21/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 21 December 2014 - - - - - - · 73 views

It was gusting over 30mph today from the west, mostly cloudy but dry with some brighter spells.
Xtra vents with green race worked well with the occasional lulls and gusts.
Only two fliers today so nothing called and we did not last very long as the wind chill got through.
The Blackwall Tunnel was backed up to Sun in the Sands round...

14/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 14 December 2014 - - - - - - · 52 views

It was bright today with a brisk southerly breeze.  Mostly sunny but with little warming effect.
Full vented 1.5s again with green race were beginning to feel a bit over powered by the end of the session which may be because of flier fatigue, cold getting through or an actual slight increase in the wind speed.
Free flying to start and...

07/12/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 07 December 2014 - - - - - - · 56 views

There were light showers on the road to Blackheath this morning.  The promise was clearing skies with sunshine in the afternoon!
A brisk NW breeze so 1.5 full vented with mostly green race today.  Five up and initially mostly free flying but Ashley did call some moves only to find the breeze collapsing on one occasion.
The low th...

30/11/2014 Blackheath

Posted by Felix Mottram, 30 November 2014 - - - - - - · 60 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...

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