Bad luck

Yesterday the last Slalom 42 comp got started here in Sylt. A nice breeze with 7 to 11 knots were on the course. I sailed in heat 7. Just before the start the rope at the boomend went out of the rope. Such a bad luck. My sail had no tension and a massive catapult followed at the startboat when getting one hand on my startwatch. A desaster! My gear was perfect tuned until this breakage happened. Anyway, tried to do my best, started bad, followed the fleet. I overtook two racers and came close to Peter Volwater at the fourth jibe, but ended 5th and did not make it up to the next round. That´s so disappointing. This time I felt confidence and power. I will do much better in the next races. In the evening we followed an invitation: Jürgen Hönscheid presented together with Alex Lehmann, the publisher, his great book. A lot of stories and pictures of his life were told and shown. I definitely never will forget this evening. Jürgen definitely is a person who still carries the soul of the sport around the world and out on teh ocean. Get a copy of the book. It´s worth!!!
Keep you updated from Sylt,


my spot on the beach (shot by Kerstin Reiger)

behind volwater, check out my clew of the sail (shot by John Carter, PWA)

Jürgen and myself. I once met him before on Fuertevetura in Lajares. “Mein Arbeitgeber ist der Wind.” is the title of the book. (shot by Kerstin Reiger).