ronnie wrote:Tips for Rio - A windsurfer example of describing how your course race went.
Windsurf course racing world championships have just started. In his half of the draw this guy finished 2, 1, 1, 1, in the first 4 races.
Despite sailing like this
ha ha that's funny - these are the best races, when you don't really care too much about winning.. I envy him, looks like he had a right laugh! A few really good guys I know, including one of the top formula guys Ross Williams I met again recently have the genius with a lightness of character like this that makes them very quick and resilient. Fun guys to race with.
Formula will be much closer to kite racing than anything else. Their tech and rider ability are much closer than olympic (which has no tech!).
kitewindunite wrote:In front of Bridge, Bridge and Harvey... ouch! No way he's just picked up kiting.
What I have read reported is that he actually started kiting in June, so if that's correct he took less than 4 months to get to that level.
A bunch of young RSX sailors all started kiting together this summer AFAIK and he seems to be the exceptional one.
I think quite a few RSX windsurfers are awaiting the result of the appeal in November to see if RSX is definately out of the Olympics. This result suggests they will have enough time before Rio to reach their full potential as a kite racer (at least for Olympic conditions) if they start after November.