Sebastian Kornum reports:
We had great conditions and lots of activity in the Formula European Championships in Latvia: 15 races say it all.
I used the Baltic Cup the week before as a warm up, and tried different setups with my equipment. I ended 3rd in the event, but my main focus was on the European Championships, and after that event I am happy with my performance and priority.
I finished 5th Overall and 1st in the Lightweight division. Being the best Formula lightweighter in Europe is of course a privilege, but frankly spoken I can’t use it for much. I got the same title in the Formula Worlds 2012, and it is not what I am working for. My focus is fully on the Overall titles, and I am slowly getting there. I am by far the youngest of the top riders.
During the event I rounded both first and second upwind marks many times in the lead at the Europeans. So, with more experience I can get there.
I made safe starts, and I was fast upwind, but I lost places on the downwinds, mainly because I am using 10.7 where most others are on 12.0. But I will clearly work on that during the winter.
Steve Allen won the event, but until the final day it could also have been Casper Bouman or Arnon Dagan, who was also very fast and ended third.
I am sure I have the best sails. I was the only rider on JP in the top 10, but the board is fast. With my 74 kilos it is not too hard to handle and control. Next year’s board rides even easier, so I hope more guys will start using it.
If you are interested, you can see reports, results and photos on the www.formulawindsurfing.org