|Spot||West Kirby, United Kingdom|
|Average speed||29.2 knots ( 30.5 29.5 29.2 28.5 28.3 )|
|Remarks||Its been a long time since I'v ticked all the right boxes. I'v been waiting for months for a good formula day to move up the formula ranks. This morning, the WSW wind did not look to good, had to pump like a demon to get the SB F159 and 9m Warp going. I was using a 70cm fin. By lunch time it started to fill in. I switched to a 67cm fin and used max downhaul. There was only 3 off us out, and we where all on 9m sails. Had loads of 28 knot runs, so I knew it was going to be a good formula session. At around 2ish the wind seemed to pick up again and the water was dead flat, So I plugged in a 58cm fin, This is when I saw 30 odd knots on the dial. I'v had 32knots on the clock last year, so I know the F159 can go faster, but I was'nt using this site then so its not logged. I'v just worked it out and I think I'm 3rd in the Formula rankings, Wow, I well chuffed. Looking for 1st before the end of the year.|
In order to get good speeds on formula, it has to happen in low to mid 20 knots. Small slalom kit starts to work well in these winds. At times today, I could have been on something much smaller. To get higher in the Formula rankings would mean missing a good slalom board session, hmmmm.
Absolutly brilliant day.