Thanks mate. Was very good to see you guys brave the wilds of Downend to drop in on the gig after the racing. By the way everybody, New Boy did us good with a second place himself in the Fast Handicap at Frampton last night. He's getting awfully difficult to catch these days.
With regards to my guitar she sadly suffers from a playing technique that I like to think of as "enthusiastic" but less generous critics have been known to label as "ham-fisted" ;D
I will be at the club on Sunday and Monday! It would be good to have a large Moth fleet out for the cup races on Monday. Weather is looking good with 8 mph winds. A nice day to go Laser and Solo bashing. Hope to see lots of you this weekend. New Boy
Glad to report that seasoned campaigner Ian Haywood,with his never give up attitude is back on form at last.The conversion from the river at Evesham to Frampton has taken some time. Coupled with a new centre-main set-up and altered rake he is very quick now especially in the lighter stuff.Coping with the "Frampton Doctor" winds will take a little longer but glad to have you back at the front Ian. "Wild Bill" too is steadily and confidently improving and is regularly placed at the front these days in all conditions.As mentioned previously in this thread son Ben is also getting quicker and quicker and will go even better. Andrew Parker- Mowbrays "Merlin" made her first appearance at the "Suspense Trophy" and impressed us all with her speed.Son James P-M in the quirky "Eclaire" also showed great speed. Jezza "Banzai"Higson current holder of the T.O.S.S.A. Trophy is as keen as ever and busy experimenting with his rig.Prefering stronger winds in "Mog" Jeremy is certainly moving up the fleet and with Bill is well placed in Club Series. Tony Latham has re-varnished "Oak Beauty" and is pleased with the overall stiffness of the Boat.Plycraft built she will fly when set-up. Finally "New Boy".Race rusty and needing time in the boat he has not yet shown some of the spped he ended last season and the start of this season.The new Rowsell "Tart" sail is being saved for Opens and special events probably should be used to get the confidence back.Hopefully it has a window in it ! We have not seen too much of recent house-mover Chris Latham,Graham Pope,and Debbie Powell...Race Training Course but I am sure that will change soon as the Fleet will max out for our Summer Series.Laura and Georgia havenot been out too much but problems with the new development sail may have had some effect...but all will be sorted soon. We have a couple of Boats in recovery in the Latham boatyard and a couple of Juniors still looking for good boats. One brand new boat is on order which will be very interesting when it arrives. As for the Carbon Rigs....two very different rigs both going and performing very well.Of the new sails the Rowsell "Tart"sail is impressive as is the new offering from Jim Hunt at Purple.The new Banks Development Sail is undoubtedly quick but needs some final minor adjustments before a production standard cut is achieved. Equipment wise there are some beautiful Rudder Assemblies adorning some of the Frampton Boats. Apart from Fowey,trips to Bristol Avon,and possibly Baltic Wharf are being considered.
Well can't belive no mention of me mounting your boat on Sunday after a very poor decision from me. On the bright side being close enough to T bone you half way through the race gives me some hope for the future. Once again sorry about that!!
Yes I know you were having sail issues.
You may be right about the tart sail I need to use it a little more. It is fast as is the previous Rowsell sail. Pretty too which is what matters most!!!!
I am looking forward to the next lot of Frampton training sessions.