Well it has been a lovely Christmas and  New Year but I am currently sat on a very crowded Miami bound plane gently bumping elbows with the gentleman next to me as I write. 

The festive season this year for me was a strange one. Notably down to the fact that I was missing my usual partner in crime, Katy my little sister. I have now learnt that within our family she is the the little bible of energy that gives Christmas it's excitement, so without her it was still lovely but a very grown up affair. New year was equally as classy, I attended a very fun murder mystery evening at some great friends (pretty much other brother and sister) house. I would like to think I pulled off my Humphrey Bogart role speedily, and somewhat disappointingly I was not the murderer or murdered. 

As the festive period neared the end, I was more than ready to get back out on the water. Today Mary and I met at Heathrow and over breakfast have already planned our time out in Miami. During this trip naturally the big focus for us is the OCR (Olympic class regatta) at the end of the month. But also over the trip we have a long training block and an official warm up regatta known as the North American championships. 

Mary and I can't wait to sailing, so stand by for plenty of updates, there will be a lot happening! Father Christmas was also very good to me this year and delivered a new GoPro camera, so now I have no excuse for on water footage. 

Cheers all