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