The third race in the Guernsey Rowing Club Championship Series, this involved three laps of Havelet Bay. Neither a sprint nor a marathon, it can be hard to set the right pace. Thankfully, with Joe Paul pushing me the whole way, the pace was set at ‘fast’. I took a new record in 50 minutes […]
Not so much was going on for the day whilst the light offshore breeze failed to provide suitable conditions for racing. It seemed more inflatable objects just kept appearing on the beach… Lunch was provided whilst we waited which had to be some of the best spicy soup I have had.
The second day of competition saw some very mixed conditions. Initially, we were greeted by the aftermath of fresh northerly breeze which nudged the coast of Sweden overnight before setting out west leaving behind it some rather damp conditions and a light north east breeze. Soon enough, we were basking in 25 degrees of sunshine […]
As the ferry was closing in on Göteborg, I had my first encounters with ‘The SWEgull’. Overall, seemed much more polite that those back on The Rock as they didn’t try to steal my breakfast! Regardless of these first impressions, it didn’t stop me guarding my food vigilantly. Safeguarding duty complete, looked a little further […]
It was a morning drive down to Riccione armed with the new Point-7 race sails to arrive in time for the afternoon registration for the Formula Windsurfing Grand Prix event at Riccione. This was one of the events I had planned to attend in the Formula Windsurfing calendar. Things all looked very promising with a […]
Took a wander through the nearby town of Malcesine and grabbed dinner there. The first experience of real Italian pizza and ice cream of the year, superb!
I met up with Barney Chandler in Auckland then planned a ridiculous weekend of activities whilst driving down to Tauranga. On the way down, we learned from Katie of the severe earthquake in Japan and how there was now a tsunami warning active for New Zealand. These guys lived right on the beach so quite […]
Not sure why, this just made me chuckle.