Monthly Archive: April 2014

Hyeres SWC Gold Fleet Final Report

The final days of racing in Gold Fleet here in Hyeres, France were extremely tough and rewarding. Racing against the cream of the crop is humbling where everyone is extremely fast as well as strategically sound. Mistakes strategically cost you dearly, and losing an edge in boat speed started a “bleeding out” trend around the […]

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SWC Hyeres 2014 Day 1 & 2

It was two physical days of racing here in Hyeres, France for the final stop of the Sailing World Cup. We had Easterly gradient winds ranging from 10-17 knots with a mix of building chop and swell. With the steady breeze, the key to the game was having a clean start, ability to find space […]

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SWC Palma 2014 Final Report

Apologies for the lack of blog posts the last few days. It has been long days on the water, not getting back to shore until 7 pm some days. By the time I got de-rigged, a snack, gym recovery, debrief with coach Mark, and dinner, it could be as late as 11 pm. Exhausting week […]

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SWC Palma 2014 Day 2

It was a very tough day on the water. Breeze was 6-10 knots from the southeast, with lots of washing machine waves. Today the issue was developing the proper strategy based on the “type” of day it was. In today’s case, it was about transitioning my strategy from a “shift” oriented day to a “pressure” […]

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