The day didn't start well for me. My 460 select mast collapsed when preparing my 7.5 Mega XS. Suddenly PANG. So the largest race-sail I could use, was the 6.3 The wind was increasing, so they were planning for a first official speed-race in the chop of the Lac La Nautique. I still had a freerace sail (Loft O2 7.4) from 2006 which I rigged on a North Sting C50 mast to start the race. Luckily the wind increased even more and I could change to my Falcon SL80 together with the 6.3. The 6.9 was maybe better, but this one goes also on the 460 mast.
Most of the time there was a winddrop in the middle of the 500m course. I also had to sail +2 km upwind after the finish line to be able to come back to the start line.
On the mixed (international ranking) I made a 20th place out of 40, so I am very happy with this result knowing that this is my first competition and the 6.3 was a little to small for a descent run. Minimum 25% of the participants needs a +27kts AVG on the 500m run to have a valid race. Around 50% of the riders did an AVG of 27kts or more.
Hopefully there will be another race tomorrow or friday.