Even with the dismal forecast 15 riders still made the journey down, all kitted up with the latest course boards and kites ready to show off their hard winter training.
Friday and the wind was dead offshore but around 10knts so after a press release for the launch of kitesurfing in the UK we all headed out to start race 1. With a shifting breeze the course had to be adjusted and by the time it was ready for us to start the wind switched off and we all had to be rescued.
I was feeling pretty confident with my speed against the others though and keen for more wind over the weekend.
Well a gentle sea breeze did come in and averaged at 6mph on saturday. 2 races were held but i was so underpowered on the North ltd while Denzil and Jason were flying on there big wide boards.
Was pleased with my starts but had my soul destroyed as both races they flew past pointing 30 degrees higher upwind!
New boards on the way so should not be a problem for the next event. Still 3rd is ok to use as a discard!
Going to keep the training up so i can continue on my quest for 2 British Titles this year, Waves and Racing!
Thanks to my sponsors for their continuing support, North, Resin8, Freeriders and West and most of all my family and amazing girlfriend Tara ;) who was loving it on the jet ski.
pics by Joe Cockle