Will Trossell

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • United Kingdom

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 45.91knots
Average speed
41.87  ( 44.25 42.21 42.2 41.05 39.64 )
  • 100 m run
  • 45.67knots
  • 250 m run
  • 43.09knots
  • 500 m run
  • 35.08knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 0knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 1.5knots
  • 24 hour
  • 0km
  • Alpha racing
  • 11.79knots
  • Distance
  • 5km
  • Duration
  • 00:08:00
  • Windspeed
  • 30 - 45knots
  • Wind direction
  • W ( 270)

It looked a very promising day but cold. The wind was unusually gusty and the angle changing frequently meaning you wouldnt quite know what water state to expect at the start of each run. For some reason I just didnt feel comfy on my set up - not enough downhaul?too much?outhaul?fin? board? or just me? who knows. After a few runs I hooked a big gust and it felt like I was having to force it to go fast. Just as I unhooked I think my board caught some chop and i stopped dead in the water, no bouncing - lucky to be unhooked but the force of stopping dead at 45-46kts felt massive. More than anything its probably a lesson of how fast things can go wrong when its cold. I quickly had hypothermia on top of concussion and bruising to arm/shoulder etc Luckily help was on hand - thanks to everybody who helped with the recuse especially Jim and Ant who collected me and my kit back to the car park, very much appreciated. The ambulance ride and the trauma unit at hospital were a first for me :-)

Good to finally meet Oisin - congrats on your PB and of course congrats to Ian as well who smashed it in very tricky conditions. 

Best 500m run