Category: Dinghies

Heads! Duck! Boom! Gybing!

Anyone who has been on a sailing yacht, has heard one of the above calls. Let me tell you something, booms do not give way. They are not soft, they have no padding, they do not flex and they usually go very, very fast whilst gybing and carry loads of energy. They are made of…




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…



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