We had some great wind the weekend before last so on the Sunday joined up with my kiteboarding friends.
After the sad loss of our good friend Dr Neil Burnie, many of us thought we should make a challenge to windsurf or kiteboard around the island as he used to do.
My initial session with the Phantom left me fairly beat up and wondering what I got myself into! I got back out again in slightly more wind to join a friend who is a good laser sailor. Continue reading Getting the hang of the Phantom
I finally had the opportunity to test out the Phantom 377L! IT was a nice Sunday evening so rigged up my ancient IMCO 7.4 sail, wrapping some old socks around the mast extension to prevent damage to the board. I fitted the rear fin and headed out carefully in the shallow waters. Continue reading Phantom 377L – too much of a beast?
After the long wait my first ever new longboard arrived. For years I always wanted to have a new modern race longboard. We don’t have racing but there is something about the way a longboard sails that is captivating, it just glides so majestically through the chop.
On the 24th of January we had more crazy high winds and being somewhat disciplined got back out on the high wind slalom kit to try up my personal top speeds!
My friends Tom and James who sail very hi-tech dinghies called Moths came out and joined me on a very light wind Sunday afternoon.
The wind was super light so at first struggled to get on the plane, but eventually there was enough to get going and once it got up to around 14 knots or so could on the reaches at least stay reasonably matched in speed at around 21 knots or so. I have an older Starboard Free Formula and Neil Pryde 10m RS Slalom sail, both probably from around 2007.