Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bird Island Crossing - The Planning

The plan is fairly simple, race from Amwaj to Bird Island. The race should be open to kiters and windsurfers and run when it is windy and warm with a holding period of April to June 2010. We will need a fair bit of boat and jetski backup for sure. Once there camp on the island and have the mother of all parties.... The island is small but perfect for camping.  
If there is enough wind there should be some ramps to jump throughout the channel and on the reef surrounding the island which is about 7 miles from the coast and probably 20 from Amwaj. I have sailed at Bird Island once before earlier in the year when my friend and I took gear over on the wakeboard boat and launched off the side.
Now the concept has been put in place it is time to research, plan and publisise the event.
Beautifully warm crystal waters are waiting...
Out for now...

Windless Bahrain

Well things have been rather quiet here in the Gulf this past couple of week at least on the water front. Work has been crazy (as ever) and the onset of Swine Flu means that we are currently banned from leaving the island and I am not in work - which might sound good but I'd actually rather be working because we have to make the days up later in the year.

So what do you do in Bahrain when there is no work and its Ramadan? Well most people drink themselves silly, not us. We are lucky to have a good gym and beach club next to our house so we have been spending plenty of time in the pool and in the gym.

Fingers are crossed that the swine flu restictions ease as we are itching to go on a trip and fingers and toes crossed for some wind... it has cooled down to 105 during the day and 90 at night so thats not bad.

More soon...