Port Tack

My best side when sailing always used to be Port side (leftside of board). Now the last competition USM it really scared me my port side skills were not that good... I was faster over starboard???

I decided after the USM to train port side speedsailing, yesterday I had some lightwind open water sailing and I got my port side tuned up!!! Ready for high speed, the feeling is back.

Why are all fast speedspots over starboard tack???????????

BTW yesterday was hard to sail, I used a Falcon 79+ 6.2... I don't enjoy lightwind sessions only because I have to sail very efficient to get close to others. On salt water there seems to be no problems with smaller boards... This is why I only take a Falcon 79 and a falcon speed to leucate.

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJuly 16, 2009

    I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who sails better in one tack than the other tack.

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