Yesterday we arrived back home from 22nd Rijeka’s Regatta. I’m really happy now because I was able to reach my goals. Much more than I expected.
In my previous blog post I wrote about what were my two aims for this Regatta. First I wanted to gain some speed in stronger conditions because I worked hard previously to figure out why I struggle when the stronger wind appear. Fortunately I reached this aim, on the second day with B rig I didn’t feel disadvantage in my boat speed compared to others. More tension on the shrouds brought the expected result.
My other goal was to finish in top 5. I had never finished better than 7th place on a croatian regatta. The conditions were tricky on this competiton, we had shifty wind all the time, lots of races were abandoned before the first mark because the wind shifted so much. In Hungary we usually have shifty wind conditions, I raced lots of times in these, therefore I didn’t feel bad about it. Honestly I enjoyed the races. Unfortunately this caused that we had just the qualification rounds, and can’t race in golden and silver fleet. The results finally based on the 6 qualification round results.
This time finally I was able to finish 4th in overall, I’m so happy about it! This is my best result ever in a croatian regatta.
For me the IOM spring season in Croatia is over, but I will surely compete there in autumn. Now I’m focusing on the 21. International Pichlingersee Regatta.
Here you can find the overall results: 22nd Rijeka’s Regatta results
Check Compass Magazin’s facebook page for pictures: Pictures on Compass Magazin
Thanks to my girlfriend for her support, and for the awesome pictures she photographed!
Thanks to the race organizers for this regatta! Next year I hope we will compete in Rijeka again!
Thanks to the hungarian team for their support, and for the awesome mood!
Live your dreams!