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Toward the “Fly! ANA Windsurfing World Cup YOKOSUKA Japan”
───Windsurfing Magazine Japan
Q1 Where do you think is the strong point as your slalom racer.
Then, are there any weak points recognized by yourself？
A1 It seems a bit contradictory but my strongest point is in light winds. I can make my gear work very efficiently in light winds. My starts are quite good.
But I’m missing the planing jibes in light winds a bit. I’m less good in stronger winds, I think that’s due to lack of experience with small gear.
Q2 You will have many slalom rivals. Who is the one that is likely to be the most competitive among them.（Why do you think so?）
A2 Because we have so many locations this year there are several riders that will be really good. But I predict that Delphine Cousin will be the toughest competitor in strong wind. Lena Erdil is good in both conditions. Also Fulya Unlu.
There’s one more rider from Poland that performed really well in Denmark: Maya. So Those are the top 4 competitors to me.
Q3 You will be the target of everyone next season when you become the champion last year. What do you think is important to reject their pursuits. Please let me know your race plan for the coming season.
A3 I will be training a lot on my slalom gear so that I get in tune with my boards and sails so that I know exactly how my gear works in different conditions. I will be working a lot on my jibes as well.
Q4 Can you please comment at the end for Japanese fans.
A4 I can’t wait to sail in Japan! The Japanese are some of my favourite riders on tour so I’m looking forward to sailing in their country. Maybe I’ll take my wave gear also to go for some wavesailing!? “Mata chikaiuchini o ai shimashou” See you soon!
Q5 Additional Questions.
I have heard that you do not practice slalom. Is that true?
A5 Whaaaat!! Of course I practice slalom!
A couple of years ago I didn’t practice slalom so much no…
but since 2 years I’m much more focused…