Krystal finishes 6th in Kiel Week Germany ISAF Grade One.
This years Kiel Week started off as your typical windy yet cold regatta. It was a slow start for the Radial race course as the race committee had trouble setting the marks, so after an hour of mucking around and all of us just sitting and waiting in the cold we were off. We got three great races in, I finished the day with a 7,2 and should have been one but I decided to do an extra lap. So for the worlds all courses will be permanently written onboard my boat. It was a good lesson for me.
For the next couple of days Fletch got very good at towing me out to the race course and then towing me back in. We finally manage to get in one drifting no wind race, so not very exciting.
The last day we had our medal race, I went into it in 9th place overall with nothing to loose so I went for it. I had a great start to the race but fell onto the wrong side of a shift rounding 6th, I climbed my way back through the fleet to finish in 3rd place in the race. This then shot me up to 6th overall.
The regatta even tho it was light and we only managed 4 races, it was definitely worth the trip. My aim was to get better at my starts and with some general recalls I managed to get 3 out of 5 great so the odds are getting better.
I am now in Varese for more fitness work at the AIS base in Italy and then off to Scotland for the Worlds Showdown! Can’t Wait