Monday, 30 November 2009

Reign in Spain..

Ever had the feeling that you are about ready to take on the world? Only problem is you really only get that feeling just after the last race of a major regatta?

And with the (probable) plus 100 boat European Championships in Switzerland in August it would be a shame if that was to happen again right?

Now however there's an event at Pro Vela in Mar Menor, Spain where you can get in shape, have fun and do yourself justice when it counts.

Here's the press release. I hope to see you there!

The Theory:

A week of Moth sailing where the focus is on having fun and learning loads! Coaching and technique clinics from Simon Payne, and racing as it should be..... friendly and just great fun! Short course, slalom, long distance and speed with a flexible approach to ensure everyone has a great time! With a safe, warm, learning friendly environment where the motivation from the organisers is an event for Moth sailors by Moth sailors!

The Venue:

Warm, Flat water, great sea breezes in the afternoon and awesome onshore facilities. Plentiful flights from all over Europe, accommodation types to suit all pockets and all within easy reach of Northern Europe!

The costs: In the region of...(very dependent on numbers) £600

Includes: Return boat shipping from one point in UK, 3 days Coaching with Simon Payne, Boat storage in security compound, and all on-water activity /racing and anything else we can pull together as we gather momentum and attract sponsors....

The other costs are:

4 *Hotel right next to the centre from €38.50 pp/ night

Bunk room accommodation at the venue from €9 pp/ night (limited availability)

At this stage of planning we have all sorts of possibilities...a truck driving down Europe collecting boats? Family rates in the hotels and apartments? Extra training days?

If you are seriously interested or would like to get involved please let Alan Hillman know on or call him on 0044 7917 678299, 0034 6098222488 or skype alanhillman.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

British Airborne

November is here and I miss my Mach 2. The US Worlds seems so far away now. Here is cool little video expertly shot by Anja Rupp at Cascade Locks. Some nice foiling tacks (the Brits can do 'em too boys).
I still dont know what caused the crash at the end but I think I may have hooked the bouy anchor line..??