I have spent the last week off work on holiday with most of it sailing in the lovely Wellington Harbour, as my brother Andrew has recently brought a new Trailer Yacht - Elliott 7 class Yacht. The Elliott 7 is a Sports class Trailer Yacht that is 7m long (hence the name) The boat is easy to sail (especially with us being mad keen dinghy sailors ) and can be sailed with a minimum of 2 to 5 crew, with 4 crew being the optimum for racing conditions which is what we eventually want to get in to.
|Thats me skippering, I like doing the crew work mostly but |
occasionally I get to skipper when Andy lets me!
Brought it in mid July and have been out in the harbour sailing some weekends weather permitting sailing with my nephew and father, but thought we would take a week off to get some serious sailing done, and what a week it was, very nice weather for this time of year in Wellington (usually its windy and wet), but we were fortunate to have a nice 10-15 knot southerly and easterly winds in sunshine for the most part with one day of variable 5 knot winds so very lucky.... even got sun burnt one day! well its not hard for me being a red head I guess
Also to break up the weeks sailing we traveled up to Turoa Ski field for a day, which was a sunny clear mountain with a good abundance of snow ! was a good day but leaving home at 4am (3.5 hours drive) and arriving back at 8pm made it a very long day indeed, needless to say had a good nights sleep.
Blog Stuff to follow - SAGA and CALLS TO ARMS WRAP UP
So... I will endeavor to spend some time this week when I can to get some posts about War-gaming and such done. I have not done much painting but have made a start on my Rus Princes Saga force, also I have brought a copy of the new Saga Crescent and Cross book and I have to say the book is very good, it clearly defines the rules with good diagrams and is well worded compared to the original Saga book. The new factions outlined in the new book look great and I will soon write a review of the Moors Faction, as I am very keen to start this faction, they have some pretty good abilities.
Andrew and myself have spent some nights last week playing the new factions (using proxy models) and playing the new missions as well. Lots of fun especially with the new endless warbands rule in play (get to recycle your troops).
Also have to write up a quick review of my games I played at the recent FOW Call to Arms Tournament ...... so lots to do so stay tuned.