Sunday February 12th Team Sharkbait competed in a static competition in Heemstede. This was the opening competition of the season, which was primarily to set the marker for future events this year. About 14 competitors were present at a well organized event. Team Sharkbait participated in this competition with Notis Stefanis en Sanne Buurma.
Notis was first up and performed a steady 4:00 as season opener, but almost forgot the proper surface protocol. while he was surfacing I guided him though the protocol, which is allowed acc. the rules. At the end of the schedule I was up for my performance and with Peter Wurschy in the lane next to me I was ready for the challenge. I kind of misjudged the water temperature, which made me shiver during the last part of my performance. Surfacing at 4:30, 30 seconds before my announced time, left me with a penalty.
It was a good season opener and setting a first marker for the coming period.