Hey Guys, here in the UK we are having a pretty mild winter, (temperature wise and apart from the storms). Which means I’ve been enjoying the beaches here, still quite well wrapped!! The new Quantum’s are really helping keep the cold out.
January I was racing at the 3rd round of the IPKSA Irish championship, with no wind on the Saturday we hope for some action on the Sunday. Thankfully we had a mild breeze, cross shore and the next day started well! When we got down to the racing I took the 13.5m Quantum with the really light winds, this proved to be a great choose even when the wind was gusting to 16mph the stability and performance of the Quantum really gave me great confidence after making my way to the front on the first lap. The first two races were won with ease pulling out a good lead ahead of the rest.
Onto the third race and a bad start had me considerably far back, for the first time I had to chase down the leaders who were streaming ahead. I got my head down and started to work the kite hard and it was paying off! I could see the gap closing after 5 laps I had closed the gap to overtake, I threw in a few short quick tack turns to get a head and get on the priority line for the next corner. At the next corner a quick turn and the Quantum had me pulling away from the second place. The Kite pulled away and gave me my third race win for the weekend.
The only disappointment for the weekend was the tide coming in to end the event after some great racing!!!!!!!
The weekend before, I’d been to Hoylake, England, for the chilli willi for a 2 hr enduro. From the start I took the 7.5m Quantum and used the kite through the varying conditions. After a good start I’d dropped the kite and got overtaken and was down to third. After many laps, the power of the Quantum had me at the front and pulling away from the fleet yet again this time, I didn’t make the same mistake and won it. Rather cold and ready for something warn to drink.
It’s been a great start to 2014 for the Quantum’s in the UK & Ireland, on to the next event we go