So this was a windy one and I didn’t fare too well. I was experiencing a lot of weather helm, couldn’t point highly and on the second lap capsized, couldn’t get the kite back in, ended up removing it and abandoning.
However, I did have two fantastic legs flying the kite up making up ground lost and learned a lot. The boat really is more stable in higher winds flying the spinnaker. At one point I caught a gust and the boat simply took off 🙂 Grin!
I’ve raced RS Vareo 239 regularly so far this season and wanted to share some observations and experiences of the boat.
I’m on the light side for the Vareo at around 11’5″ stone (~ 75kg) but so far that has been an advantage as winds have on average been lighter rather than stronger, and having a largish main and kite makes for pleasant sailing even on light wind days.
Well specifically a black headed gull and herring gulls. I could watch seabirds flying all day.
I think I’ve cracked it, how to have peaceful shopping trips with children.
- Have peaceful obedient children who don’t run off or argue
- Wait till they are older and more sensible
Ok ok, so 1. is but a dream and whilst we’re now part way to 2., after some increasingly successful shopping trips I feel moved to share these ideas. Continue reading “How to have peaceful shopping trips with children”