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This morning I was walking down the beach and through the green forest of pines. It was my last relaxed morning walk here at Jinha. Still I have a lot of memories in my mind of an event, which was fun and challenging at the same moment. For the very first time I made it in all quarter finals at an event since I started Slalom racing back in July 2005. But this time it was not only a cool windsurfing experience. I also found enough time to follow the South Korean lifestyle and see some other places thanks to Mr. Han, the event organiser. And today I saw the Island of Myeoungseoudo covered in real fog! We really were lucky with the wind as the wind never reached suitable conditions since the event came to an end!
Overall it really paid off to come to Korea in 2012. We sailed 5 full eliminations in attractive conditions. But it was a last minute decision while the event in Italy. Due to the fact, that two events, Aruba and Marseille got cancelled. 4-5 more events will follow and hopefully some strong wind conditions. So far I only used the Reflex III in 7,8/8,6 and 9,2 and the iSonic 117 wide or the 107. It´s time for the 87 with 7,0 and smaller.
Overall I finished 27th here at Jinha and this result makes me happy.
My plan is to compete in Croatia on the island of Brac in the beginning of June and then straigt travel to Costa Brava.
Sylt was tough! Wind, waves and massive rainfall. I definitely struggled while racing, but felt much better than in all the years before. But my result did not proof it. The final points I got for the 48th position were another discard. I lost 3 positions in the overall ranking and felt back from 24th to 27th position.
But it was definitely worth to come to Sylt. I had some trainings sessions in the rough North Sea and could watch awesome wave and freestyle action.
While the Sylt event we had the PWA meeting and there are some cool new developments around the corner. Let´s see, if the plans can be realised.
On the upcoming weekend the Austrian Nationals will be held at Lake Neusiedler and the windforecast looks good. I am already excited to get a good result done.
Yesterday afternoon we had to leave Fuerteventura and to get on the Ferry to Gran Canaria. We had a great time on Fuerteventura with a lot of different action: running, photoshooting, freestylewindsurfing, writing, staying with friends….
Now we are here on the hard core beach of Pozo Izquierdo.Registration is done and will go out for some sailing. The wind is up like always. Above 30 knots. And I brought bigger gear as well, sails up to 8,1 and the 122, you never know! With the 63 rules the PWA can run races in lighter winds as well. But in the moment there is absolutely no use for big gear.
Keep you updated from the races,
Gran Canaria will be crazy again (pic: Kerstin Reiger).
Good bye Fuerteventura (pic: Chris Pressler).