Slalom 42 over in Fuerte
The this years Slalom 42 competition was exciting. 14 eliminations in 5 days and a lot of time on the water. I used 3 of my 4 registered sails, Code Reds in 6,1 / 6,7 and 7,7, both Isonics in 86 and 101 and two several finsizes, the Vector Canfires 34 and 38. The samllest size 5,6 I never used on the water.
The highlight of the race was the first and the last elimination. In the firts one I advanced and placed on 7th position in the loosers final, which was a 19th position. In the last race I passed by a realatively big shark, when initiating my jibe before the start. It was the first time in my life meeting a shark in this area. The animal seemed to be quite relaxed drifting downwind with the current. I had no time to say hello, because I was in hurry to pass the starting line on zero…..
I finished the competition on the 33. position out of 51 competitors, which was a better result than in the previous season. Now I look forward to do good in Alacati, where the next tourstop of the PWA will be. For the next two weeks I will prepare myself as good as possible on Fuerteventura. Jibes and speedtechnique are on the plan. In the overall ranking after four events, South-Korea was without results, I Â´m placed on the 27th position.
Jibing in front of the event area (pic: John Carter / PWA worldtour)