I almost forgot! I never wrote anything about the last SWA event I went to!
It was Pondlife in Nottingham = all the fun for everyone! We had decent medium wind on Saturday which was perfect for all the beginners and inters to brush up their skills, and for me to enjoy some fun blasting on the 7.8 Bolt. I can't even remember what the sail feels like, that's probably a good thing, it just let me forget about it and have fun!
|Cruisin' on the Bolt 7.8 twin cam freeriding machine.|
|Cameron Coghill gatecrashed the racing on his RSX! Photo by David Eberlin.|
|Freeeeshtyle! Photo by David Eberlin|
|Forwarding the 86 Kode and 4.2 Rock to 2nd place in the freestyle comp.|
|I'm somewhere in the middle of that sunny Bigbury scene. Photo by Chris Mortimer.|
|Loop at Pendower. There were bigger waves than that, honest!|
It's just my mum couldn't hold the camera straight for long it was so windy ;)
Photo by Emma Dales
|Round Hayling Island.|
So there we are.
This weekend is the SWA/BUCS Nationals. Which is the last SWA event of the year, wind looks ok, although a teeny bit more would be nice. I'll be competing in racing (slalom), and freestyle, and I have a chance to finish on the podium for both of those, and probably the overall prize as well. We'll see how that goes. Then weekend after that is UKWA National Championship series event 1: the first course racing event of the year. Really looking forward to getting back into it. It's also pretty important, because it is the only preparation event I have before the worlds in Poland, which happen the week after my exams in June. I'm not going to be nearly as prepared as I was two years ago, but I'll just have to stay focussed and remember how to set my kit up!
Keep an eye out for my report from SWA nationals.