I made three finals when it got really windy, but in all of those finals I made mistakes; I sailed over early and fell off at some of the marks. I was struggling even in the early heats during the days when I had to ride my 7.1m with my small board, because the medium board was too big for those conditions. Once I could ride the small board with a sail that fitted it I felt fine. I had one other bad result where I stayed on too big a sail for too long when the wind picked up. I’ve made way too many mistakes this year, last year I could count all the mistakes I made on one hand for the whole season, but this year is a different story. I have nothing to be too chuffed about, the level is really high and all the guys are sailing better and more aggressively. I did enjoy the racing when I was doing well. I felt I had moments when I could read what other riders were doing. It was brilliant to have windy slalom. The location was amazing and the racing was right off the beach and even through the waves. The course was awesome, especially when we had surf. I busted a few airs on the way in, partly out of frustration and once in relief that I had raced well and was in the mix. It was an event with a mix of feelings for me!
“ It was an event with a mix of feelings for me! ”