We did well…

Image: Dean M.

Image: Dean M.


Image: Dean M.

Image: Dean M.


Image: Dean M.

Image: Dean M.

This year my club has introduced handicap sailing for mixed class racing.
I always loved our simple rule “first one crossing the line wins” but it resulted in a handful of Fireballs and a Finn participating. Hence the club racing scene was fading away.

Our first race was last Sunday 27 April and we did well. We is me and the Sprite 9000.
How well we did? A win overall.
Must say the competition was light since five of seven competitors hadn’t sailed since last autumn, one trained youngster in a downsized Europe Moth like dinghy, a “Spirou” was doing very well also.

The images were taken by Dean who was racing the Sprint MKII Minisail. Thanks Dean, maybe strap the camera to 9000 next time we sail so we get some action pictures of the Sprint.

Lets see what the rest of the season brings but one win has made my year already.

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A trailer for the Minisails (Part III: finally finished)

Remember the mini trailer I bought last October; Well I used the re-built for the first time today. Can’t tell much about it’s trailing qualities really because when towing it I can’t see it in the rear view mirror, nor do I feel anything in the car’s behaviour, zip, nothing, it’s like it isn’t there. On the other hand I didn’t hear any banging trailer noises either-typical when trailing a light trailer- so I guess it’s a success. If only I had a pair of spare wheels for it, I would venture trailing the set further than my home town. Work done but in progress as well it seems. Minisail trailer Here is the original Lama 240 when I got it home

Lama 240 mini trailer

Lama 240 mini trailer