Kevin Pritchard (US-3, Starboard, Gaastra), decided to take part in the 2010 Master of Carribean long distance race in beginning of March. He will have to race 107 nautical miles in one and will have to compete against six top sailors, the creme de la creme of Slalom windsurfing: Antoine Albeau, Cyril Moussilmani, Ross Williams, Peter Volwater, Josh Angulo and Peter Volwater. We asked Kev, how he prepared and what his goals are for the extreme race.
C7: What motivates you to compete in a 107 nautical miles long race?
Kev: Well I feel like it is a good way to promote my sponsors. It is new, fun, exciting and hope to get good coverage for them.
C7: How do you prepare, guess some extra endurance is necessary?
Kev: I have been riding my bike a lot, as well as getting on the water! I think I need to bring some recovery drinks though!!!
C7: Which gear will you use? The conditions will be in between 10 and 25 knots and some swell on the open ocean! You are well known as a racer who prefers to go big?
Kev: I am going to go big sail and smaller board. I think I am going to go with the iSonic 121 and the 101 for my board choices. I hope they will work well.
C7: Is your goal to win the thing? It´s a worldclass fleet!
Kev: Yeah, why not win it!!
C7: Will you study google earth to get some ideas about the course in advance or did you already?
Kev: Nah, I am just going to follow Antoine and then try to pass him at the last minute!
C7: Can a race like this one be a good test how the gear will work on the Slalom course later the season or is it something totally different out of your view?
Kev: I think it is pretty different. It is same gear, but I think it is the endurance of the rider more than anything. I have never done a long distance of this magnitude so we will have to wait and see. Normally I don´t like long distance races. So I hope this one changes my opinion.
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I think Kevin with his attitude he is not going to finish it if he does he will be lower than 5 place for sure. Antoine has done this thing multiple times and for Kevin to follow and then try to pass him is going to be unrealistic. I am more incline to Peter Volwater to finish first.
Sounds like fun!
But – it is alright for PWA sailors to join this but not the Wave Classic tour? Go figure.