Polish Fleet Cup, Siemianówka, January 2022

Long awaited moment has come! First regatta in Poland with 40 DNs on the starting line happened on lake Siemianówka.

Crazy Saturday with wind up to 38kt in gusts. One race started in 30kt+ breeze on hard black ice! It was insaine! My GPS showed 110km/h in race mode! This doesn’t happen too often. Sailing was really on the edge.

We had 5 very challanging races. And quite substantial number of equipment fails. Two masts were broken in race #1.

I was having very hard time to sail fast. Mainly because I messed with sails and my flat sail stayed at home. Instead I had two FO1s with me;)  On black ice and strong wind no chance to compete with top guys.

Day two offered three races. First in strong breeze but the other two in 6-10kt. At this point everything was working fine and speed was there. 

Now time to re-sharpen my runners and regroup before next stop on the way to the  Worlds.

Plank jewelery

Awaiting for new full carbon masts from Moore Bro. allowed some extra time for finetuning runner plank details. This little add-on in connection with new tang design will make plank ends look really cool.

Airbrushing caps for runner plank tangs.
Runnerplank tang bolt cups
Out of the 3D printer vs painted.

To find out more go to Aerodynamic upgrades menu.

The plank

100 clips compilation about essential moments in making DN runner plank shot over a busy week. Feels almost unreal.

Runner plank plays a key role in developing top speed of an ice boat.