The doctor gave me the green light

It’s been years that I have written a blog. Many things have changed, but not my love for windsurfing. This year was a difficult one. Right at the beginning of it, I have broken my knee ligament playing basketball with my friends. This accident actually though me out of the water the first time since 23 years. Almost 12 months have passed and I have not felt the freedom of flying over the water. At the beginning, I have thought it’s not too important, but only after some months, I started realizing this thing really affected me psychologically. Nevertheless, I have tried to be strong although it was hard because I could not do almost any sports. So I had much time to think and to look back at my past five years. One thing I’ve realized was that I am missing windsurfing a lot! This was even more clear when I was teaching windsurfing in WINDSURF POINT this summer.

In the past five years since you heard from me and I’ve not really competed in windsurfing, I was mainly orientated on business and my family of course. With my business partner, we have established from scratch the eyewear brand: DIFFERENT that is now fully orientated into the optic world and hardly does any sunglasses. But things might change soon.

Despite the fact that Different is up and running the things did not really go the way I wanted, that is why I took the opportunity and bought a small windsurf shop in Ljubljana. This move made me step a bit back into windsurfing. A good year ago I opened a physical shop corner and I have called it: RECHARGE. The shop is nicely growing and as after my injury, I’m getting more and more hungry for windsurfing the future looks bright. Some new ideas arising and let’s see what the future brings.

I would try to update you whenever I can so you can follow me again.

See you finally on the water!

First race of the year

Today in Reggio Calabria all of a sudden the wind showed up and surprised everyone to start the first race of the year!
I was on my RRD International X-fire 114 and theCHALLENGERSAILS Areo 8.7. The gear was feeling really good. With good speed I came to the first mark in second and managed to qualify to the next round. I had a bad start as I took a plastic bag just before the start, but I still managed with good speed to catch up unfortunately only to the 5th place.
Nevertheless I am happy with the season opening race that I finished on the 17th place!

Let’s see tomorrow if the wind shows up for some more racing.
Pic.: JC / PWA

Part of the game

A short light wind session with Challenger Aero + 8.7 and RRD International X-fire 114 today in Medano!

On the photo you see the bruise I got after a massive catapult while pushing it with the guys. Part of the game 🙂

A good training day

It was a nice training day with the boys! I was out with Challenger Aero+ 7.8 and RRD X-fire 114 powered up. I must say Andrea jibes good, but I was always close 🙂

The new machines are here

Finally the new machines for 2012 are here! After helping in developing the new RRD X-fires I was excited to try them out and they worked grate!
Can’t wait the season to start…