After we had been breaking the Ligurian waves essentially since the end of February we thought we’d do great at the 420 worlds held in Aregai which is, in fact, in Liguria.
Well, our coach Simone had not been that hopeful since Aregai is known for light wind during high summer – and so it was. Except for a single day with decent wind we’ve had ultra lightwind conditions. Like really, really lightwind. Not a plus for a heavy team like us.
We finished 28th overall which actually is not bad at all given that it’s the best teams from all over the world who had to qualify for the worlds. Still, the result was a big disappointment for us.
The good news is that we were by far the best Swiss team (2nd Swiss ranked 42) which puts us way ahead in the race for selection for the World Sailing championships before Christmas. Another good news is that I am much less sensitive to heat than I thought I am.
We also got great photos taken by Andrea Lelli.
My name is Simon Kaiser and I simply love sailing.