I will be rideing my Mako King on the redbull coast to coast long distance race (40 km) on 7 september. This race over open sea goes back and forth from Germany (Fehmarn) to Denmark. I am puzzeled over the fin/strap setup I will use.. The wind force and direction are of course not yet know (not so predicable). So it could be half wind back and forth. But it could also be a more upwind downwind race in which case upwind performance is crucial. I guess they will alter the route if it becomes a pure upwind run in either direction. I guess 20 km upwind is not do-able in the given time slot..
I have directional straps to be used from two sides, or TT footpads and straps, 2 x 56mm fins and two 100mm fins.. what can you recommend for which conditions?
I guess I should use mutant setting if it is very choppy (and windy) and a half wind back and forth. In that case I would put maximum fin surface in the back, no fins in front..
In case of lighter wind conditions and/or more upwind demands I would need the full rail to get upwind as fast as possible. I might rig it as a TT. Anyone any thoughts on this?
If its very windy and choppy and half wind I could also switch to a 140x40 or 150x40….