Point-7 have set up a slalom training course, free for all to use, in El Medano, Tenerife…
Top slalom sailors Andrea Cucchi and Pascal Toselli have collaborated with one of the local windsurf schools to set up a 4-mark downwind slalom course. The difference being that the course isn’t just reserved for the top-flight racers – anyone and everyone is welcome to come and have a go on the course. Whether it’s just for a bit of fun or you want to try and keep up with the PWA sailors training in Tenerife, go and get involved!
The course will be laid out from about 1pm to 5pm everyday from February to April and Andrea and Pascal are already loving it.
Pascal said about the new training setup: “Training in Tenerife is already a paradise; you can sail with all different sail sizes as it’s windy every day. With the marks it’s super motivating to go on the water now! We have had them setup for 3 days now and I think I already did 50 heats.”
Andrea: It took a few days of work to get it all set, but now it’s been 3 days already that we are killing each other around the course. It’s a true luxury to have this available each day. In 2 months of sailing and I’m feeling very fit. After the first 4 heats we did, I realised that racing is much more hard work then just sailing around and free gybing. I think we all need to say a big thank you to Luca Orsi of Windsurf Club 77 Tenerife, who made this possible.”
In the next few weeks Point-7 are expecting a load of their slalom team to be out in Tenerife training, so if you want to pit yourself against the best or just have a bit of fun, go and say hi – but before you do that, it might be worth checking out Andrea’s golden rules for slalom excellence!