Summer With the AWT-Part 2

by / Tuesday, 16 August 2011 / Published in Russ Faurot

The second stop on the American Windsurfing Tour brought me to Pistol River, in Oregon.  Pistol is always a fun place to sail because it is usually very windy.  I use 3.7 or 4.2 most of the time.  It’s one of my favorite places to jump.  My jumping setup is a really fast 65L OES WavePro board and my 3.7 Ezzy Panther III.  I feel like I can really go big, while staying under control with the compact gear.  Here’s a shot for evidence!  Photo by Trudy Lary.

As far as the competition goes, I felt like I sailed pretty well.  I made it through a couple heats and ran into an on form Kai Lenny.  That was it for me.  For Pistol, I managed to place an overall 21st out of 33 total Expert Division sailors.  I would still like to place higher, but it was definitely an improvement over Waddell, results-wise, for me.

Again, the local media pointed it’s lens at me.  My sailing was featured on the two days that the local ABC news station covered our event.  I wasn’t interviewed, but a lot of the action was focused on me.  I guess they liked something they saw.

Here are the two videos.









Also, check out the AWT website, and you can follow the tour as well as watch all the contest videos.  To go straight to the videos, click here.

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