29. March 2011 19:55
Martin took part in the Optimist spring championships at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this weekend. 208 sailors from all over Britain and abroad took part. 4 races were sailed over two days at WPNSA Martin finished 9th overall. Wind was fluky and the results were up and down it was felt that it was a bit of a lottery.
He was happy having done his first competion in the LaserPerformance Vapor sponsored by Speed Sails. He also beat the Vice Champion of France Victor Migraine which as he's a French national (He also has a British Passport! Dual nationality) he was very pleased, Victor commented that Martin was very quick. He said "Tu est vraiment vite." (You are really quick). The last race saw Martin in a tacking duel with Max Clapp who won the event. Martin won it to finish 2nd and had many a cheer from the rest of the fleet and a mention from Alan Williams in the debrief. Arran Holman told me as they came ashore 'he is the man in a tacking duel!'
Martins next event is the World and European team selection trials in Pwllheli.
18. March 2011 01:22
This week Speed Sails Offer Of The Week - Aigle Dinghy Boot + FREE Pair of Gill Hot Socks
18. March 2011 01:14
To tie in with the Speed Sunday, we thought we'd starting posting our offers of the Week to the blog. This week we've had a a Great 2 for £10 Offer on MAGIC MARINE RASH VESTS, This stock is Strictly Limited though, once its gone, we wont be getting any more in stock, kind of like your out of print records,cds! No more being made!
16. March 2011 01:55
Speed Sails are proud to present the Speed Sails Vandercraft Phantom!
A ex Phantom National Champion has been working closely with Jeff Vanderbrought to develop the ultimate Phantom.
Constructed by Ovington for Vandercraft this boat is built using Epoxy Glass Foam Sandwich. The boat has a double floor with a non slip adhesive rolled to the floor.
All our new Vandercraft/Ovington Phantoms are being fitted our by rigging guru Nick Beloe. Nick will fit your new boat to your spec, or if you prefer he will fit out as a standard package as used by Speed sailmaker to win the 2008 National Championships and by another Speed customer to win in 2010.
16. March 2011 01:51
Details of the NEW Speed Epoxy Solo below.
Speed Sails are proud to launch their NEW Epoxy Solo, designed by Phil Milanes, Speed Sails and built by 2 expert builders Kevin Driver and Ian Teasdale from the Boatyard at Beer.
We have spent the winter designing the NEW Speed Sails Solo and added in years of knowledge to provide you with the ultimate boat.
The packages available make this NEW Speed Solo suitable for all ranges of sailors. It won’t be long before you see this boat at the front of the fleet
All our NEW Speed Sails Solos are being fitted our by rigging guru Nick Beloe. Nick will fit your new boat to your spec, or if you prefer he will fit out as a standard package as used by Speed Sails
14. March 2011 18:56
Below we've put together some pictures and a nice youtube video of Martin who is now a Speed Sails Sponsored Sailor in his new Laser Performance Vapour sponsored by Speed Sails, which was supplied by Speed too. Martin has been using Speedsails since he bought his first measured Optimist in 2006.
Martin is hoping to get selected for the Europeans or a Worlds team place and win a Major event this year.
- 1st West Zone Championships 2009
- Selected for the National Intermediate Squad 2009/2010
- 26th Winter Championships2009
- 8th Joint Squads (National & Intermediate) WPNSA
- 11th Gold fleet Burghfield Open 2009
- 1st New Years Day pursuit race 2010
- 16th Optimist Spring Championship 2010
- 2nd Barnt Green Open 2010
- Selected for World/ European team selection trials 2010
- 33rd Optimist Inlands 2010
- Selected for French Nationals La Rochelle 2010
- 17th British boat Optimist National Championships 2010
- 3rd Optimist End of Seasons Championships 2010
- Selected for the National Squad 2010/2011
- 3rd Optimist Winter Championships 2010