Year: 2007

Deben Open Meeting

Today was the Deben Laser Open. I had been following the weather forecast all week and it was expected to be nice and windy. The wind was around 15knots with gusts hitting 25 or even maybe more. Last year we had gone with Steve and Liam but we didn’t know that the sailing area was…



Lottery

Light winds today and everything is a matter of luck. It’s the Welsh Harp Lottery as we call it. the shifts, the gusts, the wind shadows and holes create a very difficult mix that you need a fair amount of luck in order stay ahead. So, not a very bad start and at least in…



Is It the Sail or the Sailor?

Nice weather today warm and sunny without much wind. The forecast was saying 6-7 knots and I was hoping it would be just about that. I went to the club rigged my boat and got ready for the first race. I had a reasonably good start and I managed to keep up with the leaders….



Bad Run?

Light winds today and I wasn’t expecting much. I was just hoping though. I have managed to make my starts much better. At least, now if my plan doesn’t work, I usually have a backup plan. Most probably what happens is that when my plan fails I quickly think of what to do and I…



What Happened to the Other 20%?

Since last week the forecast for today’s weather, looked good. Winds over 10 knots and dry. Since Monday it started changing. It was showing 9 knots wind, for the evening, and rain. Fortunately, the wind stayed at over 10 knots but we still had some rain. I don’t really have any good comments for the…



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