During the spring renovation of our 6mR yacht FIN-60 "Off Course" I heard that the Finnish Olympic sailing team is having a training camp the following week at the same sailing club, HSK (Helsingfors Segelklubb). I got out with my RIB on a sunny and windy day and got some photos of the laser class and just a couple of the fast moving 49ers and the new foiling iQFoil surfboards. After a short coffee break I picked up a drone and filmed the Windsurf Team foiling (and swimming). Unfortunately I didn't...
First time ever I had the opportunity to photograph absolute world top RS:X windsurfer women training. This is Ingrid Puusta from Estonia and Tuuli Petäjä-Sirén from Finland, both Top20 ISAF ranked windsurfers, preparing for the RS:X class European Championships in Helsinki 2nd to 7th of July and for the Rio Olympics. The coach is Matthew Rickard and the third windsurfer (FIN-56) is Alexandra Blinnikka.
Lohjan Purjehtijat organized a ranking race weekend at lake Lohjanjärvi for three laser classes (Standard, Radial, 4,7), Melges 24, Snipe and RS-X raceboard. On Sunday the wind was quite strong (around 10 m/s) and every now and then also the sun was shining. This was also the first ever Sailpix photo session on a lake. Results from Lohjan purjehtijat webpage.