Monthly Archives: July 2014

Too tired to write | 31.07.14 Pirita

I forgot…I forgot to write about other days, i was really tired of the competitions, and i had lot of other things to do, like cook or clean, or sleep…so i couldn’t write. I tought may be i ll write when i get home, but now i cant remember anything, so im just going to post results and check out the media, i uploaded some pictures there, also my facebook, i cant upload videos here, so i put them there…

Girls U17 http://eurosaf.sailracer.org/eventsites/results_event.asp?eventid=189600&templ=technoworlds&display=full&results=U17%20Girls

Boys U17 http://eurosaf.sailracer.org/eventsites/results_event.asp?eventid=189600&templ=technoworlds&display=full&results=U17%20Boys

Girls Plus http://eurosaf.sailracer.org/eventsites/results_event.asp?eventid=189600&templ=technoworlds&display=full&results=T293%20Plus%20Girls

 

31.07.14 Pirita

Seemed like a good day, wind was strong, sun was shining. When i reached Pirita, i got confirmation, it was going to be a really good day. Cristo and Karl Oscar came from water already, they did training earlier. So i went to Aivar and asked for permission, and took Windsurf schools’ Concerte Wave 91L wave board from hangar, and 5.8 loftsails advance. Because we had just got back from competitions, i guess they gave us free hands about what we wanted to do today, and i like free hands 😉 My parents were also in Pirita, because my sister had to go to her friends birthday after training, so my mom got few videos of me. They are also on facebook. I forgot…wind was about 10-12m/s but there were some gusts that reached about 15m/s.

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Day 3

Day 3

First possible start should have been at 2pm but it was later, because wind was a bit light and changed direction every once in a while.
We went on the water about 3pm and did 3 races. First was pretty bad, my start wasnt good, i was afraid i might be over the line so i was under some competitiors,
i started from 2. line which isnt good, i was behind ARG-40 in that start, but he was in 1. line and got free wind after start and got ahead of everyone, so i did a crosswind turn to get out from mixed winds and under others, i was probably on 30th place allthrough the race which wasnt very bad but not good too, could be better.
We had 2 outer loop laps, on last crosswind, i went with starboard tack straight for upper mark, then some Polish competitor POL-614 came with board tack and tried to pass me, i started pumping, on the last moment to avoid collision i let the wind out of my sail and tried to pull up, he didnt do anything, just continued pumping.
There was a collision, we fell in water and i gave him protest, after 20 sec i got my sail up and continued racing, i didnt see if he did 360 or not, so later i told about protest to Race Committe boat and after races i filled the protest form, and we had hearing. I was a bit afraid, i had never done such thing before, so i didn’t know what i was supposed to do.
Gladly Aivar came with me, as translator, and i told the protest officer everything, oou and after that race i discovered there was a hole in my sail, but we had no time left to fix it, next start was about to happen, so i did 2 races with broken sail. Back to the topic…Everything was okay, Protest officer was really friendly and i wasnt so afraid anymore, basicly i can say – First protest in my life, and i won it. Bad thing is, i only got 2 places redress, but at least something.

Day 2

Day 2

Today we had to wake up at 6.30am because the start was going to happen at 10 o clock in the morning, when we reached the competitions there was no people at all,
we went to notice board. At 7pm yesterday, there was a notification that first possible start will be at 2pm so we had to wait for a long time. While waiting
we played volleyball withwe played volleyball with Latvians, they didnt also know about notification at 7pm so they were early too.
We went on water at 3pm and were on water for 4.5 hours, and we got only one race in that time…We had 2 canceled starts, second one was with black flag, but there was still so many people over the line so there was general recall.
Then first race was also canceled bacause the wind changed direction. I feel so uncomfortable on the board, i cant feel the board at all, may be because the water here is so choppy, or may be because i cant see the gusts so good as i always see them, something is wrong.
Almost forgot…They gave my fleet GPS Trackers, so my races can probably be seen somewhere, but i dont know where.

Techno293 World Championship Brest, France 2014

We are in Brest! (Not anymore, i couldnt post it there, i had no internet, imagine i wrote in past:)
The way was long, 3000km from Tallinn and we came 3 days, at night we slept in car.
On the day we arrived we stored our gear at competitions area, there was no time left for other stuff and opening ceremony started after which we went to our house.
Our house at a really nice place, its about 500m from beach and the view is amazing, problem is, its 26 km from Brest.

Practise race day

In the morning i set the alarm for 8.50 but i didnt wake up after alarm turned on, i was sleepy, gladly Cristo woke me up soon.
I put all the stuff i needed in my bag, but i always forget something, this time it was my sailing watch. I totally forgot about it.
When we got to the competitions area we registered. I had problems with registering, when i did pre-registering at home i did the transfer
over bank, but the registering form didnt go through, i didnt know that and after few days when the discount time had passed i filled the registitering form again, but in the entry list
it didnt show like i had paid, so i had to deal with that problem here, gladly it only took about 15 min. and it came out just fine i just had to show them the payment reciept.
Later we had our gear checked and we started rigging. We went on the water but too late, we reached the racing area but we couldnt prepeare much, because the procedure flag went up.
The start was also a mess, everyone was over the line about 20 meters and there were 3 overall recalls but then the jury got tired or somthing and after 4th start they just put the single recall flag up.
My start was the worst ever, because i tought there will be separate starts for fleets and i waited but there werent so i started about 4 min later(after the last start) but i still catched up with few competitiors.
After the race was done me, Cristo and Aarto were a bit longer on the water, got used to the sea and wind got stronger so we practsed jibes and were just glissing.

There is 8 competitors from Estonia

Me EST-101,
Cristopher(Cristo) EST-420,
Tanel EST-104,
Roomet EST-126,
Aarto EST-129,
Eva EST-400,
Triine EST-124.

And our coach Aivar, my dad and Aivars’ old friend and our friend Marko A.K.A Iir(kiteboarder, but really funny guy, he makes us breakfeast)