Thursday, July 19, 2007
If you would like to contact Jem about it go onto his website at www.jemhall.com
Not much time to Blog right now but I suggest you go onto www.pwaworldtour.com for the final PWA news from Pozo and also go onto the gallery for some brilliant shots - as usual. Also on the same site is the article about the new Slalom rules - NONE! Basically anything goes................just keep out of the way. Have fun!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Well Pozo seems to be really living up to its name in every way with literally everybody giving all they've got. One wonders just how much more can they improve!? The girls seem to be impressive as the lads too.
Meanwhile in little old Malta we had a great day on the water too. There was some pretty big swell on the outside and it was such a sight to see the turquoise colour of the water and be able to see 'into the wave' with so much clarity as it broke. I suppose that is a really good sign cos it shows how clean the water is.
I really enjoyed my sail and my kit was tuned up so I was extremely comfortable. Also put on one of John's freestyle fins and the board worked so much better than with the fin supplied. I find the Mistral fins that come with the Synchro 83 too big for me. OK in lighter wind but in 4.5 weather they are uncomfortable. Maybe its just my style of sailing, but had no problems with a small freestyle fin yesterday. Was trying the old 360's yet again yesterday - had a couple that were close but I have a bad habit of laying the sail down too low, then when I bring it up a bit it seems to be too high then slams into my face. Usual probelms I suppose. Today looks like we may get a sail in too. Just hope the wind holds so we get a couple of hours in at least.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
seemed the obvious answer. Jem had very good reports and also the location suited us really well - not too far and we had been to Prasonisi 6 years ago and had a brilliant time.
Friday, July 06, 2007
So we had a lovely NW yesterday, started off a bit Northerly then veered a bit more to the West. It was great to be back on my equipment and more than anything to be using a light rig. I was out with a 4.5m pretty tightened up while the guys were out on 5's and John was on a 4.2m. It was also nice seeing so many of us out there on the water. There were about 20 of us out. By the end of the afternoon the swell had built up quite alot making great sailing out on the point. Nicer still there wasnt yet a shore break so it was easy getting out of the water (no soft sand where we sail in a NW just sharp jagged rocks with a tiny concrete platform to launch and get up from). After the heatwave that hit the Med recently the water is like a luke warm bath so sailing in rash vest and nothing else is nice and comfy.........errrrr re phrase .................sailing in rash vest and swimsuit!
Both Anton and John had a great time too. Anton, as usual, was like a bull on the water non stop at it the whole time. John had a great time putting into practice some of the stuff he learned in Rhodes and pulled off some good stuff on his 78l wave board including successful Geckos, Vulcans, other stuff which I have no idea what they are called (!) and also did several front loop attempts which he managed to get round on but crashed out on the landing. Then finally he had a big crash (not quite sure what happened) and the mast smashed onto the nose of his boards smashing the front of the board completely - the whole front 20cm or so is badly damaged, so right now its on its nose drying out before a major repair job takes place!! My nose (of my face not my board) is a bit worse for wear after I got a big knock by the boom when flipping the boom over to do a duck gybe (which ofcourse was unsuccessful!). The swelling is a bit evident this morning! Daniel also managed to get out on the water in Mellieha for a quick sail after work. That's what is so nice in the summer months is that the days are nice and long so one can get a late sail in if getting away from work is a problem.
The really good news....................Looks like more wind on its way next week!
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Right now the WIND IS BLOWING so I'm outa here and off windsurfing!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Monday July 2nd 2007
A direct bus service will start operating between Malta International Airport and the Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal this coming Monday. The new service was announced by the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono and the Minister for Investment, Industry and IT Austin Gatt this afternoon.
Minister Debono said that the service will improve the accessibility of Gozo and also shorten the journey time between the airport and Gozo.
Minister Gatt said that the service aims to increase the number of people travelling to Gozo and that the new bus service confirms the Government’s commitment towards the island of Gozo.Gozo Channel chairman Joe Borg said that there will be eight direct journeys each way, on a daily basis, between the airport and Cirkewwa and the fare is set at Lm2.15. Tourists will also be provided with assistance for their luggage.
Gozo Tourism Association secretary Joe Muscat said that the new service will make Gozo more accessible and also help the tourism industry and tourist operators working in Gozo.