Thursday, 11 June 2009

Eurosport



Yesterday still thought it was June 08, but then the sun came out, and natures Prozac made everything better. I didnt even mind that the wind had died. I put a new sail on with a view to trying it. I couldnt, but still.. It measured OK.

With the European Championships just around the corner I guess everyone is working hard. I know Arnaud Psarofaghis, the current European Champion, is completeing some final tuning and that as the holder, he has to be the favorite. Michael Lennon has done everything you should do to ensure a great result and he'll be up there too. Mike Cooke has had a great run in the UK recently, finshing second in the UK Inland Championships and winning the Weymouth open last weekend. He'll carry that momentum all the way to Denmark and will be the boy to watch, especially in the light. So too will Mikis Psarofaghis from Switzerland

I think Adam May will do well, he's sailed there before and will go a few knots quicker with his mind on the job That will depend on his Olympic coaching obligations.

But there are other good sailors and some depth too. there will be interesting battles up and down the fleet but I think the event will be won by either a Swiss or British sailor.

7 comments:

Cookie said...

Aaargh!!! The pressure!!!

Chris said...

I'll be battling down the fleet! See you all there.
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Fred said...

Good on you, to think about the top end of the fleet. I´ve put some thoughts into the back of the fleet. Now, it only needs someone to analyse from 10th to 35th place. Smooth sailing and see you there.

Patrice said...

A lot of masters on the entrylist. Wish you luck, wind, waves and nice sailing. Go Simon, go!
Patrice

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Fred said...

Sail (MSL13?) and mast combination looks great to me. What mast is it? Secret weapon for Horsens?

Simon Payne said...

Its an MSL10B and Mach2 mast