I have been away for a week now, and after a few good, long days on the water we are having a bit of a slower morning today. Just as well because as i look out of the window there doesn't seem to be a breath of wind.
Nikki and I have spend the last 4 days working together and really finding our feet as a team on the boat. As we sailed in yesterday we chatted about how we felt things were, and both commented on how easy it seemed to be sailing together. While there are always improvements to come, Nikki and I are very suited on the boat I think, our skills compliment each other and when the creases are ironed out, I really believe we have huge potential.
After a good first day in the Palma training regatta, we were keen to continue the consistency. In generally light winds we felt really competitive, great boat speed, and as we learnt to combine as a team our decisions around the course improved. In wacky conditions the race committee only managed 1 race on the Saturday and then 2 on the Sunday. Bar our false start we remained consistent, and in the tricky conditions that left us in 2nd place overall. A fantastic result for us a new team. Most importantly we have come away from the little regatta with a clear focus on what we want to focus on and improve on.
We remain based out here until Thursday, and plan to spend as much time on the water as possible. I will try and get a few pictures, but for now this will have to suffice, got to love a hoisting face!
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