Flew the kite today at 'Torri' - it's been over a week since I last flew a kite so happy to still feel comfortable with it. Only thing is 'Torri' is not exactly the best place to learn how to kite. Hopefully next time will try to get up on the board.
John had a short kitesurf after, wind was very light but still got some good pics like the ones above.
'Seawolf' of Atlantic Charters in Gibraltar wins the Alboran Regatta
Last weekend saw the 33rd Mar da Alboran Regatta where we were all delighted to finish in first place and overall regatta winners. The main race to Alboran Isle was eventually abandoned due to lack of wind, Seawolf and her crew persevered throughout the night until 730 am, being the last boat still on the water, before reluctantly retiring, faced with an impossible course completion given the time limit set.
Saturday morning brought different conditions, 20 to 25 knots of wind from the West meant for a busy day beating from Motril to Club El Candado Malaga. With numerous head sail changes and tactical inshore verses offshore battles we were the eventual winners of our group by 25 minutes, in second place "Bongani" the other Pronavia 38, sailed in skippered by Sean Furney and owned by Tom Frame from Charter Haus UK. This was Bongani's first race in the Mediterranean, picking up the trophy for second place was a great achievement, we look forwards to racing against them again.
The above boats from Charter Haus and Atlantic Charters will be competing in the 2010 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Click on their links above if you interested in racing with them on this classic race competing against the world's best!
I received this email depicting the luxury and ultra progressive outlook on the Japanese regarding school transport - pic 1 above. Underneath was a comparison to the very primitive mode of school transport for kids in India - pic 2.
I take these emails with a pinch of salt cos they tend to be doctored so much to suit whatever anybody wants to pass around the emailing world. That's besides the point though.........what I am looking at is which mode of transport would YOU prefer?
Personally I would opt for the India school bus. My reasons:
a. A much more exciting ride for a young kids who, generally, only look at the fun side of such a situation.
b. A kid who has to travel to school like that each day is bound to appreciate the smaller things in life (can you imagine the 21st century sci-fi kid who has it all appreciating anything less?)
c. The creative imagination, in my humble opinion, gets much more inspiration from a noisy, cramped, bumpy ride to school than a smooth trip in a luxurious airconditioned coach staring at a computer screen which you will be staring at for the entire day until the time you crawl into bed that evening. (Phew that's a long sentence). There surely cannot be anything to stimulate our 'little grey cells' (in the words of our dear Hercule Poirot) in the cold comunication with our computer screens and constant tapping of our nimble fingers on a keyboard!
The above are my thoughts alone. I have been influenced by nobody to write this blog today...................................................and having said all that - what did actually make me write all the above? Well, 21st century technology ofcourse!
I'm rambling now........................................