Monthly Archive: August 2013

CORK Final Report

Kingston once again graced us with the consistent sea breeze, winds building into the high teens with short and steep waves. The points were close and positions 2nd thru 6th were all very close, however I kept my focus on just working hard and improving my skills. For the first race of the day, it […]

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CORK Day 4

The fourth day of racing was the longest we have had all week with 3 lap windward leeward courses lasting about an hour each. Today we were back on our normal racecourse that is farther upwind and away from the shore, which made for more consistent wind and waves. The breeze picked ranged today at […]

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CORK Day 3

It was a tough and trick day on the water as the stronger sea breeze finally arrived in Kinsgton. Today the race course was set up just outside the break wall from the harbor, which created sloppy waters and patchy winds. The breeze started out at a 8 knots and eventually kicked up to 15 […]

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CORK Day 2

Despite the breeze being steady throughout the day, it was a tricky day on the water. Only on a single upwind beat throughout the afternoon did I begin to lock my feet into the straps. Other than that, it was a game of finesse speed, aggressive boat handling, and finding the large pressure lines on […]

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CORK Day 1

Today provided a steady, but light sea breeze from the southwest at 5-10 knots. The schedule for the week was for 15 races over a 5-day span, marking today as the beginning of a very, very long series. I reminded myself of my key goals for the week, opting to have conservative starts that would […]

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CORK Preparation

After finishing off the BUSA Tour, I did a lot of travelling in a short amount of time. I made a quick stop in Miami to meet with the US Sailing Team head physical therapist Chris Herrera and his team at Jaguar Therapeutics. During my time there, we did several tests to measure my overall […]

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