Hard action in Sotavento
Today we sailed 4 eliminations. In the morning the wind was light and I decided to sail on the 7,7 Code Red and Isonic 101 with a Vector Canfire 38. The gear worked great, but I started to far pinmark. The distance to the first mark was a bit longer than starting at the boat on the upwind side of the line. I finished both classic 4 mark slaloms ok, but could not qualify for the next round. Only top 6 of the first heat advance. But I felt good, especially on my second heta sailong on 6,7 and Isonic 86. Later on the PWA crew went for 2 longdistance races, which were intense. Sailing downwind for about 2 km and keeping the focus in a 6 six mark slalom. In the first race I crashed twice on the insider marks and lost for sure 10 positions. In the second one I did a bit better and ended up 34th. Both races were not good, but honestly I must write that IÂ´m not used to long distance racing too much. ItÂ´s another discipline and needs a lot of speed. You have to take risk and need massive groundspeed. In the moment I prefer a classic downwind slalom format with six jibe-marks. But more training could change my attitude.
Today I lost some ground in the ranking and slipped back to the 35th position. But I will try to keep on going well and hope to come up a bit again. There is a chance that we go for 7 more races.
After a race is enough time to go for some fun stuff, in the race you try to keep the board down (shot by KERSTIN REIGER).