Sunday, April 05, 2009


Spent the weekend Slalom racing at the IWA Slalom Champs, 1st round in Malahide.

JP & NeilPryde kindly came over and supported the event, as part of their 'Irish Sea Challenge', the next round of which will be in Rhosneigor in North Wales in a month or so.

I raced the whole weekend on a NP RS Slalom mkIII 7.2, and a new JP Slalom 68 (112l), which was absolutely flying for all the races in 12-20 knots of wind(ish).

I have not slalom raced properly in a good few years, so it was nice to jump on some super fast kit and burn around a few buoys again, even managed to get 2nd overall behind current slalom champ Pearse Geaney...

Hmmm, imagine if I had actually done some practice !

Congrats to Pearse, and great too to see so many on the water. Think there was 55 entries.. nice 1 !

Thanks to Terry Faulkner for the pictures. I'm sure there will be loads more in the coming days on the IWA website and Surfdock website as more images appear.
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