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Felix Mottram

Member Since 03 Sep 2007
Offline Last Active Feb 07 2016 07:53 AM

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Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 07/02/2016 Blackheath

Posted 07 February 2016

Brisk SW breeze mostly 18mph but often gusting considerably higher so Xtra Vents with 4 wrap frames today.
Mostly cloudy with occasional breaks of sunshine which almost countered the considerable wind chill even though the temperature was almost in double figures centigrade…
Some called moves today but also plenty of confident close...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 31/01/2016

Posted 31 January 2016

A no fly day.  The rain might have stopped at midday but at that point I had set about unscrambling a ‘password’ issue and could not let that go until I had resolved it.  Ironically it was all about the number of characters allowed…
We are almost set for Cervia and Berck is shaping up subject to the team confirming indi...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 24/01/2016 Blackheath

Posted 24 January 2016

A later start today c11:30 and completely different temperature wise, well into double figures.  Wind was from the South and mostly 10mph+ so vented sails with race rods again.
Quite a lot of called flying today but only in a leisurely sense, no way ‘practice’; just for the simple enjoyment…
We should be able to firm...

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 17/01/2016 Blackheath

Posted 17 January 2016

There was evidence of overnight snow in Hackney and on arrival on Blackheath there was a melting residue which had all but disappeared by Midday.
High clouds thinned at times to let a bit of sun through; just enough to see shadows on the ground.
Wind was from the SE and much lighter than forecast, c1-3 mph so diamonds in full 1.5 sails....

Rev Kite Team Notes, The Decorators > 10/01/2016 Blackheath

Posted 10 January 2016

There was an extensive potentially thundery cloud system looming to the south as I set off from Hackney this morning.  Even in the time that it took to reach Blackheath it became clear that this system was tracking quite quickly to the SE even though the local wind direction was from the SW.
10-20mph so full vented with race rods felt very co...