So I decided late last week that the UK RC Laser Nationals would fit in quite nicely with my plans for the coming couple of weeks so I dug out the many bits of my boat and stuck them together and went off to Burwain SC up in Lancashire for a National TT event and a bit of a tune up before the Nationals this coming weekend.
They all go in there somewhere!
It seems that, much like riding a bike, you never forget and a useful day was had racing a sometimes difficult course around the pond. A couple of race wins and some consistent sailing saw me finish in second position some 7 points behind first placed Dave Fowler.
Burwain SC from the deck, jolly nice!
So we are now gearing up for the UK RC Laser Nationals at West Lancs YC this coming weekend where we will have a go and see how we get on. It should be a good bit of fun and we can wave across the water at those taking part in the UK Marblehead Nationals at Fleetwood, also happening this weekend. If you fancy some spectating in the North West then you could come and watch both events with just s a short drive in between.
Speaking of National Championships I have entered the US DF95 Nationals in November which looks like being a really cool event. I’ll be spending a week or so in Florida which hopefully will mean somewhat more time to see a few things rather than our last visit to Texas where it was a bit of a whirlwind tour. If you need anything bringing to Naples, just let me know!
Other than that we are still busy manufacturing and shipping orders out to customers worldwide with the 11 orders over the last 48 hours being for everything from a deck patch to multiple suits of sails. No major updates to our stock, just a couple of things becoming unavailable for a short time and then reappearing when they come back in to stock. We try to keep this time to a minimum but it is very dependent on our suppliers.
Over the next week or two we will be adding some new sticker options to our inventory, people have been asking for something like our shiny blue 99 boat so we are just gathering the info to make them available to you guys. Colours will be limited but there will be a few available to choose from and they are bound to look really shiny!!
Shiny blue 99, soon to be available in other colours too! – Photo – Sue Brown (thanks Sue!)
As usual, if you need any Soch Sails goodies then please take a look at our shop.