The last round of the BKSA Course race championship was held over weekend 7/8th august way up in Barrow Cumbria.
Having never lost an event in Cumbria back in my sailing days I was pretty hopefull my winning ways on the lakes would transform to the sea.
Armed with a new board and the 2011 North Rebels we arrived at midnight after an 11 hour drive in crazy traffic.
The 1st 3 races were held in increasing winds on the 14m. The new board flew upwind but I was still having problems on the downwind which I experienced in testing and as the wind and chop piceked up it just got worse.
For the next races I switched back to the North board and instantly nailed a 1st now full power on the 11m. In between races while testing offwind speed with callum i totally destroyed a fin box at over 30knts and ad to switch back to the 2010 North board for the remaining 4 races.
With all finishes inside the top 3 I ended 3rd with Callum nailing 6 1sts and Denzil 2nd with 1 1st and all the rest inside the top 3 as we were way ahead of the rest with superior downwind speed on the windward leeward course.
Big well done to Callum for showing the way and proving all his training has paid off. Gonna get you next time with my new JayFactory tris.
If you are interested in Racing come on one of our Race Experience courses- £50 for 2 hours.