Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Another quiet evening

While waiting for the wind Trainer Mark, Dutch national champion in the Splash, gives the Optimist A's some extra racing tips.
the wind did turn up, though a bit late.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Early start

Another beautiful morning. Early start, big red sun, fifth cupboard for Harry's Kitchen then coffee and further aboard 'Watergeus'.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Team Kwark announces sponsor for 2011

It's official. Sponsor deal includes transport, lodgings, diet, clothing and boat preparation.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Beginning to make sense

All the pre-curved pieces of the eggshell-like jigsaw puzzle start to come together below the rear deck of the 'Watergeus'.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Quantum mechanics

Having pushed Em out to train in her Optimist we hurried to the workshop. Here we washed a winters worth of sawdust off the 16m2, rolled her outside and put up our new Quantum main and Jib.
They cost an arm and a leg but look very smart, with green emblem and sail numbers. The theory is that they will be better suited to our light weight, being able to twist off earlier as the wind increases.
Will this work in practice?