Last night was the KKC pool session. I was not too confident about my rolling after my 50/50 showing in the sea yesterday morning. I tried a few rolls on both sides and they were all fine. Strangely though, my confidence did not return with them. After that, I tried a few hand rolls and managed at least a few.
My second turn in a boat was not so good and my roll failed again on the left. I calmed down and thought about it and got it back nicely again on both sides.
Buoyed up by this, I thought I would go out and practice in the sea again today, especially because the wind had dropped and the sun was shining. The first roll was fine but after that, it was again a poor showing. I did at least manage a good roll on both sides but I was disappointed that I lost it again. Roll on left
My friend was on hand to take some video footage of a good right side roll and also a failed left side one. I am trying to analyse what I am doing wrong!
Any tips for better screw rolling always appreciated…..
After my poor rolling attempts, my friend and I went to Stromness for cake and a walk. There was a superb tidal race visible as the tide flowed out of Hoy Sound.
Although this stretch of water can be treacherous, it is one of the main entry points to Scapa Flow and was thus heavily defended during both wars. The evidence of this is still visible today. Gun emplacement