As you probably know, I finished the event on 16th Overall place. Unfortunately the last day in gold fleet was my worst day in event. Wind dropped to 7-9 knts, so I dropped from 6th to 16th position, I have done my best but I couldn’t do nothing. Wrong setup fins for light wind, but there was no other option (before event I broken 3 sets of N+1 fins, so I had to borrow some fins, which were not proper for light wind). Anyway, my equipment was very good for strong wind, and when I used my RRD addiction 11(my favourite size) I had the opportunity to fight and beat top guys! This and my second place in the master division is what I take back home from this 2013 Racing Worlds!
Thank to RRD for the support, and hope see you soon.
This year my final result at Racing Kite Worlds was far far away from what I’m use to expect from myself. Looks like everything was out of my control and I was almost never in the game to fight for a top result. Here you can find my daily report:
Day 1: we had 4 race in strong wind conditions and I was on the water with my K-rapida 70 and Addiction MKIV 9m. Having almost all the best guys in my Yellow fleet, all the race were very though, but my results between 12-15 position were definitely disappointing, especially considering that those result put myself in 30th place overall. A real shock after the first day of racing!
Day 2: Again it was windy and I was on the water with Addiction MKIV 9 and 11. I noticed some improvement with results between 9 and 7, but still out of the main game.
Day 3: Gold race. Only the TOP 30 were allowed to attend this race. My 26th place allowed me to have another 2 days of competition to improve my ranking. Condition are still good enough to race on Addiction 9, but I score again in 17-20 position. I gave all my very best but any mistake was fatal and you could drop 5th positions in a second!
Day 4: The wind is lighter and racing on my Addiction 11, 13 and then 18. With big gear I feel more confident and I score between 9 and 12 place, allowing me to rise till the 20th position. So definitely a terrible result, considered the 3rd place I scored last year in Cagliari!
Anyway, the winter is coming and now is time again to train to come back in the TOP 10!