Jan 20, 2016
Back to Flight School
Today 7/8 knots of a dying morning Northerly. No much much pressure but enough to get on the water again for some air time with the J/Zs daggerfoil, on a lent Exploder of another good friend. Need to put this boat together in trim, much work left. I'm confident that with a good steady breeze , say 8-10knots , I will be able to fly the 'long run'. I used this J/Z only 2 or 3 times past year only. The first one being a blast on a flat offshore 15knots.
I will work on winglet angles next days to a more neutral trim, also tested a new setting tip Jakub gave me. Let me give a good use to it, and get back with more feedback. Tested the Sony Action cam today, but I messed up with the settings, it has a gps also so it will be good fun to film next rides.
Also Felix is preparing the new Landenberger Decksweeper sails which are coming next months along some new tramps. Decksweeper production series will start soon after the tests done by Jacek in Poland, Sacha Wallmer on Swiss waters along Sandro and Nathan racing it at recent Australian Nats.
All in all, pretty happy to sail the A again, meanwhile I'm putting hours on the water till gather ring the funds to assemble my F18 to race the Worlds next 28 October 2016 here in BA. I have mast, Cirrus beams and sails ready.
No European season for me this year. Some Argies will travel to Medemblik A-Cat Worlds for sure eitherway.