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We got wind here on the first 2 days in the this years Slalom competition here at Costa Brava. On day one I was out, but my first heat never got started in the light onshore conditions. Yesterday the wind changed to southwesterly direction and picked up to almost 20 knots. I was on my 8,8 and made some adjustments on my trimm. I put a smaller fin than normal in my 122, a 44 Vector canfire. In heat one I passed in third position behind Josh Angulo and Finian Maynard. In my second heat I had a bad start, but the heat got cancelled luckily. In the resail I started boat and came with the pack towards the first mark. After the jibe the wind dropped again and I thought it will be cancelled again. But we continued racing. I passed Kev, who had a broken rope at the boomend and suddenly was in a save 4th position at the last inside jibe. But I stopped after the jibe and was not upwind enough. Finian came from behind made it into planning and passed me in upwind position. Round one was over, but position 17 is much more than I expected.
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It was the first spring day. temperatures up to 15°+. What a change! And the wind kicked in with more than 20 knots and in gusts up to 30 at Lake Neusiedler. I decided to sail in Weiden. This spot works much better with wind from south eastern direction. Today it was super exciting: it was the first time on the new Code Reds. I had a session with Pfaffi and Peter, two excellent Slalom and Formula sailors from Austria.
At the beginning I went out on the 7,0 and the iSONIC 101. The 7,0 has a lot of power and is very easy to lock.
Later on the wind picked up and I switched to the 6,2 and the iSONIC 86 combo, which works amazingly great.
I was super motivated to test the 8,1 and 8,8 a well, but the southeastern wind kept its strength and it was still strong enough when the sun was down below the soft Leith hills. So, no 8,1 and 8,8 testing. But there is a chance to catch some wind from the same direction tomorrow morning till midday. Would be great!