In Korea we had strong wind, but Portugal was the first time this year we have used 5.4m sails and our smallest boards. It was tough conditions because the swell and chop made it tricky to sail. A lot of sailors were performing well in these conditions. It was not easy but it was really fun to sail in the high winds. The waves made it more exciting, but sometimes it was scary when you came down full speed from the starting area and you saw the swell coming. You then know you are going to follow the swell and arrive at the mark at the same time as it. I think it was one of the most followed events on social media and the live stream. Third place was ok, I think Matteo and Antoine are both pretty strong. I had some mistakes at the beginning of the event. After that I could not take too much risk until the second discard. It is still possible for me to challenge for the title. Now we have a break, it was not easy having events back to back for two months. I am going back home where I will have some strong wind to train and prepare for Fuerteventura.
“ Portugal was the first time this year we have used 5.4m sails and our smallest boards.”