I was thinking that getting all the gates was going to be difficult when watching the demo runs last night. Some technical moves on some very physical water.
Run 1; I lost speed a couple of times and spun out twice which left me very slow. Feeling disappointed at the finish I was cheeed up realising I made all of the gates and then confirming only 1 touch. 46th out of 49 I knew I could do better.
I walked the course after with Ettore and we found some places to make up some time.
Run 2; The top half of the course went better than I could have dreamed, pefect, then I rolled through the stopper I'd been having trouble with all week. I took a touch on gate 17 and apart from the roll I was delighted to be over 13 seconds faster. But the results showed my first run to be better. When I hit gate 17 it looked like I pushed the pole out of the way to go aound, so I got a 50 sec penalty. Back to 47th
I know I've learnt alot here and I'm a much better paddler now but it's hard to be positive at the minuite.