West came through Friday morning calming a very angry sea from the day before into a flat blustery paddle. An amazing field of well over 200 started with small surf and a 15km/h SW still blowing.
Had a good start and led at the first boy but had the world bearing down on me from behind. Decided to park of in the bunch soon after the turn and Hank broke the bunch up to only 3 at the New Pier turn, Grant Van De Walt on the back. Into the wind on the way home the fitness showed and dropped off on an interval. Tapped round the second lat some 50m back, couldn’t bridge the gap back so ended 3rd.
Paddled in my new Rudy Project Exowind glasses and was amazed at how awesome the lenses were. A huge advantage with the afternoon glare off the water and so comfy didn’t even know I was wearing them. The 2009 range is classic, www.rudyproject.co.za
Training starts soon so I can do justice to my amazing Synergy Lite. Loving the new boat!