Last week I had a lot of fun following the worlds. The level of professionalism the class has achieved boat wise and sailor wise is just unbelievable. And once again I realized that the Americans just know how to do a good event. The coverage on the web (photos, twitter, blogposts) etc were awesome and the sponsors they got were impressive. The worlds were just run like a business and I think it was to everyones benefit.
I myself also had a lot of fun sailing last week as Alex (the guy from Dubai) also put his BR on Stienitzsee for the weekend and we could go out in perfect conditions with two boats. As I usually don’t have a sailing partner it was quite a lot of fun and I really enjoyed it. Unfortunately I had a little accident on Sunday that caused me to lose my rudder:
I was foiling near the shoreline when a canoe came out of the bushes. All I could do was an emergency gibe followed by an emergency capsize. When I righted the boat I didn’t think of anything bad until I grabbed the tiller extension and didn’t feel anything. Then I realized that my whole rudder (vertical and horizontal) was gone. First we rescued the boat and towed me back in and then we searched for the rudder for 2.5h and didn’t find it. I never wanna have a black rudder again ;-(
My insurance is not yet sure if they are going to pay for it as they only pay for stuff that is connected tightly with the boat (a moth rudder definitely is in my opinion). However in my opinion the BR rudder is just too expensive so I ordered a Holroyd foil from Darran and Holly yesterday. It should be here before the German nationals.
Unfortunately it won’t be here for the regatta in Kühlungsborn and thus I decided to fly to cologne tomorrow to attend the 50year celebration of our sailing club and see my parents again (it has been 4 month).
I hope everyone going to Kühlungborn is having a great regatta, See you all in Kiel