Friday, 20 February 2009

Sail on the right side, sleep on the left.


Have you ever noticed we go left on the first beat, right on the next two? I can't think of an event in recent times where this hasn't happened. Apart from events at Hayling, where you can't. Otherwise you bash into a neighbouring county. Same with The Gorge if I recall, and that may be good. Odd though isnt it? Especially with all those books written on tactics. Maybe I'm wrong and I'm imagining it, I dont know. Perhaps this is just a slow news day.

And talking of slow..

Slowly I'm getting my Mach 2 together, there's no hurry but I may even sail next weekend, but then I may not. There seems so much other stuff to do these days. I went to see four great bands last night. I'm now deaf, and briefly was covered in piss.

Anyway the Mach 2 will be at the Dinghy Exhibition on the Foiler stand 7th/8th March. Come and see us.

Thank you to Zhik for asking me to join the Zhik team for 09. I cant think of a better clothing partner. I feel very lucky as I think their gear is so good I would have scrimped and saved to buy it anyway.

PS. Deep breath and fingers crossed for John and the boys on the Rag for the final races of the JJ Giltinian (2009 18ft skiff World Championship)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Has anyone from the US ordered a Mack 2? Or ... any plans for one making an appearance in the US before the worlds? Specifically ... east coast US.

nancy

nige said...

Not sure you are right about the Gorge - I often went right on the 2nd/3rd beats when most of the fleet stayed left as per the first. It felt good until you came into the top mark headed every time. (thats the definition of stupidity I think?) I think the area we where sailing in makes a bit of difference too though as the windward mark wont be quite so far downstream under normal circumstances. We where pushed that way by the laser fleet course - think there are more options when the windward mark is not tucked up in there.

Simon Payne said...

Nancy
email me at sales@mach2boats.com. I'm sure we can arrange something.

Simon

MikeB said...

"Everyone" goes left on the first beat because nobody can tack off... (except those who are buried and have to dip all the sterns - and in the process make the right look bad).

"Everyone" goes right on the next beat because 90% of them felt that the left was bad for them on the first beat...

Mike

PS Hope those piss stains wash out. I remember (or actually don't remember, if you see what I mean) going to see the Ramones when I was a student. I'd had 8 pints of cider before they started. Probably didn't need anyone else's piss stains that night...

PPS Why is the verification word 'rohypnol'?

Anonymous said...

Only serious comment:
What bands did you see?
uli

Simon Payne said...

Josephine and the machine, White Lies, Friendly Fire and Glasvegas

Anonymous said...

Blimey thats a bit a rock and roll for an old man! Did you wear cotton wool in the ears?

Anonymous said...

And a wig?

Anonymous said...

Miss the (your) blogging...
Patrice