3 tips to get into speed competition?
1- Get a GT31 GPS and upload your sessions to http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com. It’s good for you to have this record of your sessions for your own development and motivation to push yourself.
2- Practice slingshots in gusts. This will get you to your full speed potential and it’s then when we learn the most about the limits of our setup and skill.
3- You will not be the first person to walk this path. There is a wealth of information online about equipment, technique and fitness written in articles and sailor blogs including my own! It can save you time and money to do your research.