Alongside this, I look forward to hitting the local beaches here for some fun times through the winter storms whilst everyone else runs for cover and hides indoors!!
I have been asked many questions in terms of how the season went so have put together some broad statistics.
Over the course of 2011, I pretty much traveled the entire globe heading down to 38 degrees south and up to 64 degrees north. The distance between my most northern and southern destinations is 17000km. For reference, half the circumference of the globe is 20000km.
I sustained my first broken bone through windsurfing after an on the water crash in Australia with another sailor where our closing speed was around 80km/h.
In Europe, I drove through 16 distinct countries with my route taking me over the borders to travel through 30 separate countries. I drove a total of 17761km and spent 60 hours whilst aboard 9 ferry journeys. I used 1521 litres of diesel at an average cost of €1.362 making the total fuel spend €2072. Now enjoying the fresh air and exercise from being back on two wheels cycling to most places back on The Rock.
I took 5280 photos. In addition, with the timed shutter release on the GoPro camera taken out on the water, there were approximately an additional 14000 photos. That makes approaching 20000 photos I looked over and edited this year.
There were 2660 visits from 55 countries to my website, http://jamesbriggs.me
I attended 17 events with the my results as follows:
|NSW Heat 5||Australia||15|
|NSW Heat 6||Australia||14|
|FW New Zealand Open||New Zealand||Did Not Race|
|Riccione FW Grand Prix||Italy||34|
|Sail Extreme 2011||Denmark||13|
|Nordic Championships 2011||Sweden||19|
|Allegro Deski Cup||Poland||16|
|FW Polish Open||Poland||19|
|Latvian Baltic Cup||Latvia||35|
|FW European Championships||Latvia||20 - Silver Fleet|
|YM FW Allegro Cup||Poland||12|
|YM FW World Championships||Denmark||19|
|FW Norwegian Open||Norway||6|
|FW Italian Open||Italy||13|
|FW Balkan Open||Greece||12|
|FW British Open||England||Event Cancelled|
In the 2010-2011 Formula Windsurfing World Ranking, I finished in 32nd place.
If you are looking for more information from the events themselves, head over to my calendar where you can select the links to access that information.
Thank you to all those who helped to make this possible. In addition, best wishes to all those who I have met over the course of the year.