Author: Chris Barnard

SWC Miami and the Path Forward

Dear Sponsors, Supporters, and Friends It has been a couple busy months laying the groundwork for another strong Olympic Campaign push. After a deep assessment of my program and the progress made over the previous campaign, there were some adjustments that needed to be made in order to keep the upward trend of improvement going. […]

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Tokyo 2020 Journey Begins

Dear Supporters and Friends, It has been a while since many of us have connected as I have been going through a small transition in my life. After the Olympic Trials ended last spring, I kept in tune with my sailing, but much of my time was devoted towards re-coordinating my priorities and establishing a […]

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SWC Miami 2016 – Olympic Trials Part 1

As many of you may be aware, last week was a very tough week for me in many aspects, physically, mentally, and particularly emotionally. It has taken me a week or so to collect my thoughts, reactions, and feelings going forward. Now I have relatively clear mind and can report to you what exactly transpired […]

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Laser North Americans 2015

After Europeans, it was right back stateside to refocus and prepare for the Laser North American Championships in Manteo, North Carolina, racing on the Croatan Sound. It was a long day of traveling from Aarhus, Denmark, to Copenhagen->London->New York->Norfolk and driving down to Manteo, arriving on July 25th. I took a couple days to recover […]

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Laser Europeans 2015

After a successful World Championships, and some R&R at home, it was back on the road again, this time to Aarhus, Denmark for the Laser European Championships. I flew in on July 16th, had a few days to settle in to the apartment, a day on the water, and measure in before racing started on […]

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Laser World Championships 2015

Wow! What a great week of sailing I put together. It was a bit of a sour end to the week with a mediocre last day and final race against the world’s best, but I was very pleased with my overall performance to finish 13th at the World Championships as well as top American. It […]

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Back in Europe May/June 2015

The last month was a very busy period of tough, tough racing against the best in the world in the brutal spring conditions that Europe offers. I spent a good few weeks training in Mexico and Long Beach back in April and early May to help build skills that will be prevalent in Kingston, Canada […]

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March/April 2015 Update

A quick update for what has occurred over a very busy two months in these exciting times. I had a great two weeks of training in Rio in March, sailing a mix of Lasers and Radials. I was exhausted by the end of the training, but I really started to get a grasp on the […]

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Guatemala and Laser Midwinters East 2015

After the Sailing World Cup Miami, I took a few days off and then flew down to Guatemala for a week of training hosted by Juan Maegli along with a group of other international sailors. Just like last year, we had a great competitive environment both on and off the water in a variety of […]

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Sailing World Cup Miami 2015

One thing was very clear this past week; my strategic and tactical game was off. After some reflection, I found two reasons for this. I spent a lot of the holiday season focusing on my gym work, where there were many gains made, but I sacrificed a lot off the water, and my racing skills […]

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