Hello, my name is Alex Butler and I am new to Team Rooster. I belong to Hayling Island Sailing Club. I sail an RS Tera Pro, of which I am a member of the National Squad, and I also have a Laser 4.7 which I am patiently learning to sail by taking part in events like the HISC Wednesday evening series and last weekend’s Mengeham Rythe SC regatta, where I was really pleased to win the Laser fleet.
In my Tera I have taken part in 3 world championships, 2 in the sport and 1 in the larger Pro sail. I competed in last week’s Mengeham Rythe Junior week in my Pro, where I was lucky enough to come first. It is a very friendly regatta run by a committee of volunteers, who do a brilliant job. We had a week of mixed winds from blowing hard to very light. Luckily, Steve had asked me to try out a new Rooster Tera Toe Strap and this together with my new Rooster Pro Hikers meant that I got the best out of my sailing whatever the weather.
The Toe Strap is really grippy, supportive and comfortable. It is wider and more padded then the original and is standing up brilliantly to all of the sailing that I have been doing recently.
My next focus is the RS Tera Inland Championships at Bewl Valley SC, I will also be practicing more in my Laser at Chichester Harbour Fed Week and at a Laser open in Weymouth at the end of August.