Finally I got the chance to compete in the Austrian championships in 2012 as the Sylt Worldcup final got moved more towards October. Unfortunately we had not enough wind to run any races during the three days from the 21st till 23rd of September. But all in all it was a nice weekend meeting several friends of the Austrian and Hungarian racing scene. We had 28 racers on the starting list and some famous names in Austria like Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, who recently won the IFCA Slalom Worldtitle on Paros, Greece, Markus Pöltenstein, Marco Lang, Manuel Zugsbratl or Gábor Koszti. It definitely would have been an exciting race. The plan was to do a long distance race and a downwind Slalom. Friday saw some light gusts, but the wind was too unsteady. Even the kite racers were unable to finish their competition and they told us that they can easily go in 4-5 knots. At Saturday morning we met at 8.00 for an early skippermeeting, but the wind from the night was gone.
Instead of racing I had the chance to test the new inflatable Windsups. All in all it was an excellent organised event by Stylehunters. See you next year from the 20th of September on in Podersdorf.
Now it´s time to prepare everything for the Worldcup final on Sylt, which will be started on the 28th of September and last till the 7th of October. It´s the longest worldcup of the season.