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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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Going slow to go quick
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Just a quick one as I'm slammed.

Desiel -too pricey and too many forecasts is killing me this month. So I'm taking desperate measures and slowing down. I've knocked 20mph off my speed everywhere after Richard Hobsons fuel saving tips, and started using Shell instead of Tesco after Julian Leaches tip that it's better. Seems to be working, but someone should still hide my keys.


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Kirby has been very nearly epic -it's certainly delivered a couple of fun and entertaining days of proper wind. Plenty of PB's, plenty of Wipe outs, but nobody quite hitting 50. Martyn Ogier came closest with 49.5knots.

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Wednesday the 7th was broad and very choppy (see pic!)


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Rich from Dave Nobles came with me and took some of these pics.

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Izzy racing me down the wall.

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Jacques getting lit for a run


I managed to win the day. (shame Farrel wasn't around to push me harder as I know he likes the death chop too). Martyn Ogier had the fastest run with a 46knot 10 second time. FULL RESULTS AND RIDER COMMENTS HERE

Thursday actually turned out to be the better day with a tighter course, less chop and higher averages. Jacques won this day with his usual effortless sailing, and I managed the fastest run with a 46.38knot 10 second time (my best ever, although my peak was only 47.5). FULL RESULTS AND RIDER COMMENTS HERE

Unfortunately my 5 times 10 second average was only 44.6 (despite the 46) but this should put me in the top 10 for 2011 once it's ratified.

All these pics and more in MUCH BETTER QUALITY ON FLICKR
(double click for black/full screen quality viewing)

I didn't wipe out at all during the two days and actually felt pretty in control, even upwind during the biggest squall we had I felt comfortable (55knots?). Looks like we may get more strong winds (possibly 60+ fingers crossed) which I'm really looking forward to after all this practice and tuning... BRING IT ON!!!



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