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Post Options Post Options   Quote fleaberto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Apr 16 at 11:02am
Wellllllllll, maybe not so much 'cracking' as 'at least I got over my meltdown'
At our clubs Lightning368 Open a few weeks back I ended up in a 'totally and utterly lost the plot in biblical style' situation. Enough for me to not race in the afternoon and take a couple of weeks off.
Anyway, reinventing the Roger Melly profanisaurus was, in hindsight, perhaps a positive outcome!

The weekend just gone I decided, after a bit of a sailing break, to 'just go sailing'.
Took the 600 out on Saturday on our front lake full of gusts, swirls, dead spots, massive shifts and more gusts (ideal then!!! :-\) ...3 little capsizes but it still makes me smile. TBF it was just a test float to check out some daggerboard case work I'd done.

Sunday? - a bit of club racing in the Lightning to see if I could get my mojo back. Nice breeze, good courses, nice planing, good splashage at times and whilst I wouldn't say I'm fully over it, I reckon i'm 80% there.
So, overall, the chance to sail 2 days in a row with two different boats and still have a smile and aching bones after it makes it a 'Good day' (or two):-)


Edited by fleaberto - 25 Apr 16 at 11:04am
Lightning368 'All the Gear' (409), Lightning368 'Sprite' (101), RS600 'Rudebouy'(680), Intl 420 ('Little Minx')
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 16 at 10:30am
Brilliant evening race
All day the forecast backed up by bramblmet had been light and rubbish but 4.30pm late sea breeze really great 4/5 sunshine with solent chop/ waves to play with downwind.
Best sail of the season so far, Phantom is a delight to sail.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 16 at 10:33am
Originally posted by gordon1277

Phantom is a delight to sail.


They are lovely boats, I don't know why I'm buggering about with my EPS when I have a mini phantom doing nothing in the boat park down the lake.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iiiiticki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 16 at 9:19am
Cracking day yesterday at Combs. Brisk wind and sun sparkling on waves. I think my old Lightning went faster in my hands than ever before! My slot gasket made of damp proof course worked as well.
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