Sorrento will either be glassy calm for 2 weeks or go 110% nuclear like Belmont...
Anyone that says sailors aren't superstitious is kidding themselves.
Only 4hours today for one early race in quite good foiling conditions. We had another 3 or 4 yellow fleet starts abandonned due to fading wind. Long slow sail home. Even longer for the Blue fleet who were further out to sea. Qualifiers over, results on the web site. I had a couple of reasonably good races but with my early results from yesterday I am well into the blue fleet for the finals.
The RC is using the 2003 class championship guidlines (pre universal foiling) which has a min wind strenth of 6kts, as this is about the wind needed for class pres, Scott Babbage to take off, the cynics recon they only have to watch Scott and abandon the race if he drops off the foils.
Last night at the AGM we decided the wing bouncing technique for take off was a too obvious a blatant violation of rule 42 and several of us decided a few protests would clean it up. Quite a few people headed the warning and reformed their act and were amazingly well back in the fleet from where they were yesterday.
Finals tomorrow, no lay day as we are behind schedule. Wind forecast is for yet another direction and probably not much strength. We are at least geting used to it.
If our myopic english friend has not seen mud at hayling he has not looked inland at low tide. If he wants to see an idyloc sailing venue he should come to the Sorrento Moth Worlds next January. Better winds not guarenteed but much more likely.
I think you are supposed to use one of these adaptors attached to a garage or industrial compressor.
Have you tried a needle valve, like for basketballs, soccer balls, etc?
I don't think it's that type of valve (but might be wrong of course).
The top of the hole that the valve plug goes into is quite large (about 8mm dia or so) and the actual valve is maybe 30mm or so below the top. I don't know the structure of the valve or how it works so not prepared to try pushing a needle valve through it.