Had a wee contest in Germany a couple of weeks back, frustrated i sailed like a pleb when it mattered most, but apart from that, as i often say, it had its moments!
Tough conditions out there and this was a rare moment when i was actually powered up on the 5.3, felt good when the wind was up and i could make it through a few heats.
powering along through a few heats on the 5.7, my sail of choice for contests it would seem at the moment, same as Denmark, would be nice to get on a 4.7 one of these days!
I also spent far too much time doing this!
Whilst others were doing this!
Ross kicked me out and went on to have his best ever wave result, so i was really happy for him, 5th Place!! Alex was flying too, he came 2nd taking him to 3rd overall in the world rankings, top job lad!!
I darted back to Tiree and got 1 days wobble and ride before the event on the 5.7 again.
At which point the wind promptly died and we spent most of the week chatting trying to help the Am's and other fleets to improve their sailing and kit setups, i was trying to give a few pearls of wisdom here on setting up your boards, remember, make those footstraps bigger boys and girls!!!
A tiny puff of wind and we held a fun expression session, slightly weird when we hadn't got a result yet?? but hey... i was actually thinking to save myself for the contest and not enter like some other people didn't i decided to go for it half way through the heat and got 2nd eventually, lucky we did that, it was the only action of the week and we ended without a result..
cornwall next weekend..
Pix: stolen off the web from JC/PWA/Dave White.. nice shots dudes..