|Heiner commented, “We had amazing conditions, especially for the second race. Big waves again, building waves, and I think the last race was about 18 to 20 knots, so really good fun. Champagne sailing conditions.”
“It was hard to see the shifts and the pressure lines, and the weird raincloud that didn’t really work as I would have liked but overall another really physical day of sailing and really hard one, but it was amazing to be out there.”
“In the first race I had a bit of a miscalculation with the rain cloud. I was on the left side and I thought, happy days, so I hit the rain cloud and waited for the left shift, but that never came and it went right. A lot happened in that race, and fought my way back on the downwind and a 12th is still a counter, so it’s OK.”
“In the second I knew I just needed to put down a good result, so I just put the hammer down and it was good fun.”
Kula has not had the best week so far but after a black flag in the first race, now has nothing to show for a long day on the water.
“I was sailing much better than previous days despite the BFD. I managed to come sixth in the first and 12th in second in these crazy conditions, which is not so easy to do.”
On the extreme conditions downwind in the second race “The thing with the downwind today, especially the last one, you had to choose between whether you wanted to add some power from yourself or just steer the boat, and let it go with the waves as they were huge enough.”
“So I was not pushing so much myself, I decided to sail safe and mostly it was paying off. There were moments when the wind was dropping for a brief while and then it may be better to pull the sail one-to-one but changing hands in these conditions is tricky.”