Donnerstag, April 30, 2009

18 (days of sailing) and some ramblings...

Looking for a picture of the number 18 to replace my "days of sailing in 2009" - a couple of pictures from 18 years old people came up. Yoh, dreamin about being 18 years old and going Mothing. Maybe doing a foiling jibe within the first hour of sailing. Yes, some did. But not this old dude, Still trying but not really hard enough.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed the two days of sailing last weekend. Though on Saturday the preparations took longer thatn the actual time on the water. I was lured back to the shore as I was waiting for friends who wanted to pass by on their way home from Hyeres, France, back to Estonia. All on the road. Laser on the roof, RIB on the trailer. That really is a long haul. Nearly Eastcoast to Westcoast in the US, but lot´s more country borders. But with the EU regulations nearly no controls at all. All easy these days.

This upcoming weekend the weather forecast is for good weather on Friday, where we have a national holiday in Germany. Good for sailing and I have heart that abt. 100 IRC/IMS and OD keel boats have entered the MAIOR races in Kiel. A good sign in these tough days.

More about sailing hopefully after the weekend. Have to have a look at a paint repair job on the Bull now...


Anonym hat gesagt…

Hi Manfred,
es geht also nicht nur mir so mit der Halse. Ständig haut es mich in den Want rein! Mal sehen wer zuerst aufgiebt, der Want oder ich.
Hab übrigens jetzt mit dem Bootsneubau angefangen.
Gruss, Harald

Joe Bousquet hat gesagt…

Not quite the same distance:

Hyeres to Estonia:,+Var,+Provence-Alpes-C%C3%B4te+d'Azur,+France&daddr=estonia&geocode=Ff30kQIdwYNdACnvHH5woiPJEjFr7ZQfIa7BaQ%3B&hl=en&mra=pe&mrcr=0&sll=51.789928,17.414769&sspn=31.897509,41.660156&ie=UTF8&z=5

Norfolk to Cascade Locks:,+VA&daddr=Cascade+Locks,+OR&geocode=&hl=en&mra=ls&doflg=ptk&sll=41.347665,-99.061365&sspn=74.715925,83.320313&ie=UTF8&z=3

Yes, I'll be on the road this summer!

Joe Bousquet hat gesagt…

A distance, but not as far as across the US.

Hyeres, France to Estonia:,+France&daddr=Estonia&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=36.231745,56.601563&ie=UTF8&z=4

Norfolk, Virginia to Cascades Locks, Oregon:,+Va&daddr=Cascade+Locks,+Or&geocode=&hl=en&mra=ls&doflg=ptk&sll=41.347665,-99.061365&sspn=34.210538,56.601563&ie=UTF8&z=4

3100km vs 4700km

Yes, I'll be driving a bit this summer!


Fred hat gesagt…

@Harald: Ja, die Wanten sind im Weg... Ich bin jetzt bei dreiviertel rum auf Foils. Leider habe ich am Ende entweder die Schot oder die Pinne nicht mehr in der Hand. Klammere mich dann an der hohen Seite an und falle meist nicht um, bin aber schon durch den Wind. Sa. und So hatte ich zwei sehr schöne Tage mit viel Spaß an der Motte. Wir geben nicht auf Harald. Bei unserem Gewicht gleitet das Ding eben nicht solange weiter, wie bei den 65kg Fahrern. Sackt einfach ein bei uns bevor wir rum sind...

@Joe: OK, thanks. Nevertheless it is always great to travel with the boat and to meet people somewhere far away. Have some fun.

The Swift Solo (Gunnar´s) in my "company" is now taking shape. Hull and deck ready for fittings and than to be glued together nd a final varnish. You can find it at:
If I would not have the Moth now, I would go with the Swift Solo.