Congratulations to Adam Sims for his UK Championship Title!
Adam Sims: “Of course I’m super happy to win this event, we had enough wind to compete and it was good to finally have an event on UK waters again. The level of the guys coming into the comp was super high and everyone wanted the win, in the end I was pleased with how I sailed given that I didn’t really like the conditions (or the number of people in the competition area…) and to be honest I can’t believe I made another podium, I truly thought it could be anyone’s game before and during the comp. Thanks to those that made the event happen and the support of my sponsors throughout 2015, it’s been a sick year so far!
The close up is a move called a bob clock, I never saw someone do this in a heat and it kind of happened purely through my experience of freestyle, I wanted to go for a bob but my experience after I had ducked the sail told me that there is no chance I can get the original move so my body took over and tried the bob clock. I’ve landed it a lot in free-sailing but never tried it in competition. It’s not a power move at all but for some reason I was pretty stoked after this one small light wind move, maybe because of the cheers of appreciation from the beach :-).”
Photos by Trevor Hibdige/Lac Bay Villa Bonaire