Well I am most definitely home, Cornwall is doing its best at being windy and cold, its very good at it! A complete reverse of our final few days in Miami.
As we neared the end of our first block in Miami it seems the weather had decided to take a bit of a rest too. That said it was great for us to do some sailing in the lighter winds which we haven't really spent a lot of time in yet. We managed to finalise some of our set ups and now have a good idea of what final tweaks need to be made before we start racing after christmas.
In and around the sessions on the water there was a little waiting for wind, while the girls were very content sitting in the sun, Rupert and I weren't so easily pleased. Fortunately a few games of throw and catch then progressing the basketball was enough to keep us going. Though there was a bit of sitting as well.
Another personal highlight for me, was being able to drive up the coast slightly one evening to see a great friend of mine. Luke and I grew up together terrorising the waters and hills here in cornwall, since he has been working on super yachts i rarely get to see him. It was a great evening watching the christmas boat parade.
After what felt like only days it was already time to wave goodbye to Miami, The training block has been so so valuable. Some huge hours on the water, and some big steps made in our performance. It really does feel like we are steaming in the right direction. Thankyou to everyone who contributed and made that trip possible, we are closer to Rio for it.
For now its back to good old blighty for christmas. I am really looking forward to catching up with family and friends before returning to Miami in the new year for the next instalment and racing! Some things never change, if any of you still know any ways in which you can help the uphill battle continues, and i would love to hear from you.
Merry Christmas All