Month: August 2007

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…



Exciting Weather

Today it has been nice and windy. I was expecting this weather, especially since yesterday’s swim, and I was looking forward to it. I rigged Bubble and went out for the first start. I had a decent start and after the dust had settled, I then it was a matter of staying upright. I was…



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