Slalom in the waves was something I have been dreaming of for so many years. I really enjoyed it, especially the day we had the buoy in the swell and the waves were breaking around us. When I sailed the course I found it pretty scary and actually, it was! In the heat of battle we were flying over the backs of waves in the air. I was on my 6.3m and 98 litre board because I did not have any smaller sails. I was fully lit in 30-40 knots of wind. I guess this is the ‘real’ slalom that we would all love to have in every single event. We are tired of racing with 9M. sails on big boards, it’s boring. Our level is quite high, but there can still be little problems when you race through waves in high winds. I came down the first reach and there was a wave and I had to jump, but I almost landed on the head of the guy downwind of me. We know how far we can push it. It was very close but thankfully nothing happened.
“ Slalom in the waves was something I have been dreaming of for so many years.”