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Wind & Waves Festival Gran Canaria 2018

Little late, but better late than never. Here is my Pozo review 🙂

This summer I was a happy girl to finally go to Pozo again. I organised everything pretty early and even booked my flight tickets 5 weeks in advance. I guess thats a new record for me… and it felt pretty good.

As always I really look forward to go to Pozo. You are pretty sure to get a lot of sailing in. This year I only took the small kit, normally you never need sails bigger than 4.0. Pretty impressive! And it turned out to be super windy. I was once on my 3.6 and the other days I was sailing 3.0 and 3.3. I like it! Just got my freshly made Windlfüchter 70l board ready for Pozo and was very keen trying it there…. maybe a little bit worried as well. I felt a bit sorry to take the brandnew board to that rocky beach… but well! I think it survived pretty well and I loved the board there. Full control in every second, that is what I like.

The competition was a blast. This year the organizing ladies, the Moreno Twins, raised the whole thing to a new level and for the first time there was no difference in prize money for men & women. Wow! What an effort. As I had no proper seeding because of last years abstinence I had to wait for the double elimination to climb in the rankings. After 4 heats in a row in the double elimination the journey was over and I settled in 7th place. I really liked to compete again. Again it pushes & motivates me and the best thing is to sail with all the girls……

After a full week of competition I was pretty happy to leave the island quite awake & fit early morning on sunday…. coming home is the best thing in the world. And it always makes me thankful that we have the chance to do what we love!

Interesting Links & reads

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Starboard, Severne Sails, Maui Ultra Fins
E-64 0.7 2100
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NeilPryde, Starboard, Maui Ultra Fins
ARU-91 2.0 2067
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Starboard, Severne Sails, Maui Ultra Fins
E-63 3.0 2034
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Severne Sails
G-423 4.0 2001
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Simmer Style
POL-1111 5.0 1968
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Fanatic, Severne Sails, Aeron
E-4 6.0 1935
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Sailloft Hamburg
G-303 7.5 1886
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Starboard, Severne Sails, Maui Ultra Fins
NED-108 7.5 1886
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RRD, AL360, Maui Ultra Fins
I-662 10.5 1787
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NorthSails, Fanatic
ITA-613 10.5 1787
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NorthSails, Fanatic, Maui Ultra Fins
H-131 10.5 1787
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Starboard, Severne Sails, Maui Ultra Fins
NOR-500 10.5 1787
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NeilPryde, JP, Maui Ultra Fins
G-200 14.5 1655
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Simmer Style
K-349 14.5 1655
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Flikka
AUT-32 14.5 1655
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Hot Sails Maui
F-605 14.5 14.5 1655
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Challenger Sails, AL360, I-99
ITA-38 20.5 1473
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Starboard, Point-7, AL360, Chopper Fins
TUR-33 20.5 1473
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Loftsails, I-99
ITA-17 20.5 1473
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KA Sail
FRA-181 20.5 1473
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Loftsails
E-279 20.5 1473
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ESP-1010 20.5 1473
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Sailloft Hamburg, Patrik
D-82 20.5 1473

 

Foto: pwaworldtour.com / John Carter