Thursday, 24 June 2010

When I get older..I will get stronger

Hmmm... Its taking all my strength to not bolt for the beach and rig my boat, but work I must and work I will. The weather is fab and I so enjoyed a simple club race last night that I just want to go out again. It was a nice little race where even for me it was impossible to get the course wrong and made me think that I will enjoy myself in the build up to the Europeans.

The only things that surprises me these days is how bad I get between events. I seem to be able to keep the same high's yet reach lower lows which is kinda different to how I thought it would be...

Yet as I shot from the beach yesterday I could hear the boat going "here we go again" as I went through my pre flight check. (tiller in the back hand etc). But once sorted Hayling was beautiful and as speedboats took photographs I remembered again how good for the soul these little boats are.

I had rigged a new KA MSL10 and the purpose of the race was to start to get know it. It always makes me smile when people chop and change sailmakers with such regularity. Moths dont push water, an extra 1cm on the cunningham can make you go a knot faster upwind. Much better to just slowly get to understand the kit you've got. My boat, bar a ride height adjuster and a new kicker rope, is pretty much stock. Its the fastest way to be I think.

We have the nationals in a couple of weeks and Im hoping to race. Again depends on work, but first a Moth slalom race at Hayling Island late Saturday when the kids from the Optimist open will be back on the beach. Should be a nice little race...

5 comments:

Doug Culnane said...

You aint workin you is blogin.

Andy said...

Can't believe you haven't mentioned RTI. Rubbish!

Fred said...

When I get older... will I get stronger?

Simon,
I have fixed it for you. At least that is my experience with a lot more years on mother earth. Somehow one gets lead into the legs. Could be the magnetic force or gravity which keeps the bones bound to the beaches.

Victoria said...

I agree with Andy, RTI was a race to be proud of, especially with such an expert crew on board.

Anonymous said...

Some people would like to change sailmakers but can't even get a quote, no matter how often or by what method they ask your current supplier!