Friday, 8 July 2016

Nelo Summer Challenge 2016 - videos

It is always great to be back at the Nelo Summer Challenge. The team here really make you feel welcome and looked after.

There was no wind for the first two days when we arrived, but it was great to get on my boat and just get use to the conditions. Yesterday there was a bit of wind, so we headed straight out to sea for a bit and caught some great runs back into the beach. Today the mist has come over so it is a bit on the cool side. The wind is still predicted to blow for the race, so we will just see what happens. Either way, so far it has been great to catch up with friends from all over the world.

Thanks as always to Living Sea, Carbonology Sport and Knysna Racing. Also to Micky from Think Kayaks Europe for transporting my boat for me and to Sean Rice from Paddle Life for your continued help and support.

Happy watching :)

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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Summer in the Canary Islands

Summer has arrived in Tenerife and now it's not dropping below about 24 degrees celsius. So nothing better than getting out on the ocean. Here is a little clip of me doing just that. More clips of the summer to follow. Enjoy.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Spanish Cup (Copa de Espana) - Badalona, Barcelona

This past weekend saw a very competitive field taking part in the Spanish Cup in Barcelona. The route that the organisers arranged would see us start at Puerto Olimpico and head into the wind for a couple of km's up the coast, then turn out to sea for a km or so and then race downwind back to Puerto de Badalona. On Friday afternoon we went to Puerto Badalona to register and meet up with my team mates, Esteban, Nacho and Sara.

Club Amigos del Piraguismo

The wind was perfect on Friday, but the forecast was for little wind on race day the next day. So the course was set for the best downwind possible, just unfortunately the wind came through the day before the race. Which made the race a brutal one. I was leading for a lot of the race and then Amaia caught up to me and we diced it out for a bit and then she look the lead and I could not respond. Well done Amaia on your win, while I was only 30 odd seconds behind her in second place with Aurora Figueras taking the final spot on the podium. Again it was awesome to be in such a close race.

Well done to my team mate, Nacho who won the U/23 and was placed 5th overall. Great paddle.

Thanks to Living Sea and Vaikobi for my awesome new race kit. The paddling clothing and the PFD were really comfortable and their paddling clothing range is great for winter and summer so go and check them out.

Check out my video of us exploring the metro and looking around the Port and Beach in Barcelona.

Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support. Next race is the Nelo Summer Challenge in Portugal, we leave in 4 weeks for that race and race between 8th-10th of July.