It was great to be back racing on Lake Silvaplana, a famous windsurfing lake 1,790m above sealevel in the south of Switzerland. I hadn’t raced here in 10 years when the event used to be part of the ‘Euro-Cup’ formula tour but now here I was again on the lake, battling in the shifty and sometimes very cold conditions. I managed to finish 2nd overall at this event behind Richard Stauffacher from Switzerland, who is a 3x Olympian. Sailing on Silvaplana really is like nowhere else in Europe, as you head upwind you are sitting right underneath 3 mountains over 3,000m high including the famous skiing slopes of Mt Corvatsch right at the foot of the ski town of St Moritz. The air is crisp and the lake’s water is a surreal green. The lake itself isn’t so wide but it’s a few kilometres long so the formula racing involves quite a bit of tacking and picking the shifts but made for some great racing. Happy to be on the podium here as last time I competed those 10 years ago I was only able to just crack the Top 10.