New sails and great conditions…

New sails and great conditions…

Until now we had a nice spring here in Austria. Many days with warm temperatures and wind for small sails, that´s what I like!! The biggest change for this season is that I´ll use Gaastra sails. In Slalom I´ll use the Vapor and for Freestyle and Wave I take the IQ. Now I get supported by Tabou/Gaastra/Upsidedown.at and Triggernaut.

Donau Hochwasser 15.01.2011

Am Freitag 14.1.2011  hat mein Handy in einer Tour geklingelt. Der Grund war eine richtig gute Wind Vorhersage bei Temperaturen von über 10 C° und das mitten im Jänner. Neusiedlersee, Zicksee und Neufeldersee waren noch mit einer dicken Schicht aus Eis überzogen, dennoch konnte man dem Schnee beim Schmelzen zusehen. 3 Ausweichspots hatten wir zur Verfügung, die Eisfrei waren und wo man sicher sein konnte das es Wind hat.  Ein weiteres Problem war, dass die Donau Hochwasser führte. Donauinsel und Greifenstein sind somit aus dem Rennen gefallen. Uns blieb nur noch die Möglichkeit in die Slowakei nach Hamuliakovo zu fahren. Am Samstag habe ich mich gemeinsam mit Chri Reisch, Max Brinnich und Andy Lammer auf den Weg dorthin gemacht. Am Spot angekommen waren die Bedingungen perfekt. Sonne, Wind und kaum was los. Ich habe die Session eröffnet und habe sofort gemerkt, dass 5,3 definitiv zu groß ist, darum bauten wir 4,2 und 4,5 auf, was nahezu perfekt war. Nach 2 Stunden am Wasser haben wir unsere Sachen gepackt und sind wieder Richtung Heimat gedüst wo eine nette Party auf uns wartete.

Addition to the PWA Worldcup Sylt 2010

Here is a short movie about the Slalom Team Austria at the PWA Worldcup in Sylt 2010.
It was my first time in Sylt and it was really great up there. We had a super nice apartment right next to the equipment tent. We could sail 7 races and I finished 49th. I´m happy with that result because it was my first time competing in Sylt and the conditions were really tricky…

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Windsurfing in Vienna…

Early this month I was trying something new! Windsurfing in Vienna…
The wind blew from a western direction and it was super warm weather. I decided to hit a spot on the Danube in the middle of Vienna, together with Kerstin, Marco Lang and Max Brinnich. It was super gusty but great fun to sail in a megacitiy like Vienna. After playing around for more than 2 hours we could enjoy a perfect sunset…

Pics by Kerstin and windkraftsport.com

Slalom training at Zicksee Austria

In August I had a great Slalom-session together with the other Austrian racer Manuel Zugsbratl  (AUT 230).
We where sailing in the shallow and flat water of a lake called Zicksee.
I was on my 7,0 and my Manta 65 using a 40cm Deboichet fin…

PWA Fuerteventura 2010 Video

A super nice article from the PWA event in Fuerteventura, which was shown in the Austrian TV

Slalom training @ Zicksee…

On Tuesday I had a nice trainings session on Zicksee together with Manuel Zugsbratl and Marco Lang.
I was on my big slalom gear and it was really well powered up. We had 2 buoys where we fight around for more than 2 hours. Later that day, back in Podersdorf the wind picked up to 41kn in the gusts. Therefore I took my smallest board an my 5,9 and it was perfect… In 2 weeks the worldcup in Fuerteventura will start and hopefully I will get a place to start there!!!