Windy Austria

Since we are back home in Austria a lot of work was to do. Plus we saw a lot of windy days. In the beginning of September a massive cold front passed Austria and the lake was boiling. The temperatures were far below the average for this period of the year. We had a temperature of 8° and 25 to 45 knots. I was flying on 5,6 and 6,2 Reflex plus the iSonic 86. While the whole last week we had almost every day with 7 to 15 knots and I worked hard on my 9,6 tuning plus tried to get used much better to my iSonic 131. Now after 10 hours training on this setup the trim and control is much better. I really like this combo now. It starts off extremely early and has good average speed. I am really looking forward to a bit stronger windconditions to work on my 8,6 tuning as well. 11 days are left before we are leaving to Sylt, where the Worldcup Slalom final will start on the 24th of September.

Kerstin took some nice shots yesterday, when I was sailing in the lightest wind possible.

Sailing at Podersdorf at Lake Neusiedl in 10 knots of wind (Pic: Kerstin Reiger).

Just behind the lighthouse in a good gust (Pic: Kerstin Reiger).

Jibing in light wind is extremely tricky (Pic: Kerstin Reiger).