Road to the Route du Rhum 2018

Not an easy start of the season

A very light Weatherforecast and a coursechange were predicting a slow race from the beginning. The easterly breeze was shifty and not very consistant. We had a good start, but already on the first beat so the topmark our speed deficit became apparent. We were not able to hold our position in the fleet and dropped back quite a bit, better downwind performance and a good tactical coice brought us back in the game on the short kiterun down to penmen (Ile de groix). The long upwind beat to wards quiberon was not aneasy task as we couldn’t resolve our speed issues and were quite happy with a big parkup wich brought us back in contact with the front runners again. But the winds stayed very light and shifty that together with our speed issues upwind made our life very hard for the rest of the race. We ended up at the back of the field, not a good start of the season.

After this race it is clear that some of the changes we did this winter need to be optimised some more.

Some more testing and training to come!

 

Simon 888

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