West Kirby – Jan 2015

It was one of those NEARLY perfect days…

The forecast had it just a couple of degrees North of West.. ideal West Kirby conditions. 35mph winds forecast with 50+ gusts. We arrived super early at the Marine Lake but, for me, it was just TOO BROAD. The brave, mad and hungover did make it out and there was some excellent sailing from Antony Todd, Jim Crossley, Farrel O’Shea, Matty York Michael George and Andy Holland. Antony, Jim and Faz all getting close to, if not exceeding 50 knots !

Tristan Haskins at West Kirby Jan 2015

Tristan Haskins at West Kirby Jan 2015

At the end of the day there were 5 sailors getting some massive PB’s. Hats off to Antony Todd, Matty York and Jim Crossley for showing real courage earlier on.

Starboard W44 and Tushingham X15

My Starboard W44 was the board for me. I struggled earlier on my Moo, probably as I don’t sail it enough. The W44 powered by a Tushingham X15 4.6m was spot on to give me a 42.5 knot max and a dozen runs with 10 seconds in the late 39’s and early 40’s. A good day was had by all

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