|Will Trossell (2021km): |
I've never checked a forecast so much the day before sailing trying to decide between Kirby or Southend - I went for southend hoping the east course would be perfect in the afternoon. I chose wrong! gutted.....Ian you were right! lol
Morning session on the west course was wild and with my 5.5 it was almost dangerous being that maxed with the chop on the course. The one run I really went for it I think I was airborne 3 times and unhooked for half the run so 40kts 10 sec is maybe not so bad!
Positives from the day were lessons learned. Using the new crossfire wide 19 I realised its a tiny fin - nowhere near the power of the slingshot 20. Very hard sailing upwind and you need to be doing 30kts for the fin to properly grip. Sailing deep downwind though it felt really quick and v solid given the conditions- think I will get PB's with this fin. I would take 2-3cm off the size of a Casper as equivalent size. Second lesson was the wind after the front was perfect for the east course (westerly) and strong. I made a couple of attempted runs but Â with the tide coming in it created 1ft high rolling chop, which made impossible to get high speeds.
Congrats to all the guys at WK, amazing speeds.
JP45, RSS MKIV, Crossfire Wide 19