Over the last few weeks things have slowly come into place, and I can now confirm the Mary and I are an official team. Its great to finally have some consistency back in the campaign, and now we can crack on and start to move things forward.
Our first order of business as a new team was competing in last weekends RYA national ranking event. As ever with these regattas, it was due to be windy. So windy in fact the saturday was nearly cancelled before it had begun. As it happened we had a great day on the water in what turned out to be very manageable conditions. Over the day we found our feet again as a team and after 2 2nd positions finished the day with a well earned bullet.
Sunday was windier, But Mary and I carried on from where left off posting 2 first positions at the start of the day. In the final race we were have a great tussle with one of the other teams and had just secured the lead when, in a very unfortunate event we managed to snap the spinnaker pole. This forced us to retire, but fortunately due to our good results and consistency up until then, we held on to the event win.
Not a bad start for the new team, but now it is back down to business. We are putting together our winter plan, and inspired from last weekend we are more focused to make these next few regattas work.
Stay tuned for more updates, there will be a lot happening in the coming months!