Manolo at the Europeans.
First of all I want to say you thank you to provide me a very good boat for this season.
The first test carried out this past weekend in Murcia was very good.
The Friday I sailed with 15/20 knots and the feeling of the boat was very good. The boat is very easy to sail in this conditions. It was a first day of testing and my only objective was to check that all was well. I was very surprised for the good feeling in the rudders.
Saturday, we did 4 races with winds from 4 to 10 knots. I did 1-2-1-2. First race in 5/7 knots I won easy. The feeling was that in up wind the centerboard push up the hull and that this can help me to be fasted. I do not think that with this centerboards the boat goes slow than with the old ones. In flat downwind the feeling is the same, I do not think that the DNA 2013 goes slowly that with the old ones.
The two 2 were because in second race in passed the first mark first but NED 3 passed me in the mark doing wild thing and me flat downwind and he took me 50m. In last downwind, I did trapeze and I just arrived after him. In last race I did a bad start and passed the first mark 6. I finished 2 because José A. López did well and passed the first mark 1 and it was impossible to me to arrive to him.
Sunday, we did 2 races in 12/15 knots. I won easily in booth races. In up wind performances was OK, but in downwind my performance was incredible. Fast and down easily. I can say you that I fly for some moments and that the control is not difficult in this conditions.
Thank you very much for all and I hope to do a very good Europeans with the DNA 2013 in my home.