Author: Chris Barnard

World Sailing Championships Report

Dear Sponsors, Supporters, and Fans, Following the North Americans, it was time to start the proper taper off in gym volume in order to peak energy levels in the World Championships. I arrived in Aarhus on July 24th with a little over a week to acclimate to the environment with racing starting on August 3rd. […]

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Summer Preparation 2018

Following the long season of racing in Europe this spring, it was nice to get back home to California to work on some technical skills and fitness for summer racing. My coach Chris Dold and I made the proper assessments on certain skills we wanted to work on and set out a plan to turn […]

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Laser Midwinters East and Princess Sofia Trophy 2018

Dear Sponsors, Supporters, and Fans, Following the Sailing World Cup Miami, and two weeks at home in early February to continue the muscle building process in the gym, I traveled to Clearwater, Florida. Here I took part in a week of training followed by the Midwinters East, typically one of the top North American events. […]

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Sailing World Cup Miami 2018

Dear Sponsors, Supporters, and Fans After finishing up my winter training blocks in Miami, it was time to prepare for the Sailing World Cup Miami, the second world cup of the season. Although the hard, windy training earlier in the month was highly productive in building my skill set, I was very worn down physically […]

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Winter Training Update

Dear Supporters, Sponsors, and Fans, Following my trip to Japan, I joined in a couple training camps in early November with American teammate Charlie Buckingham, Juan Maegli of Guatemala, and Andrew Lewis of Trinidad and Tobago in Long Beach, CA. Thereafter from November 12-15, I traveled with the rest of our US Sailing Team athletes, […]

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Japan Trip 2017

Dear Sponsors, Supporters, and Fans! Following a successful World Championships, it was off to Japan for two high level events. First was the Sailing World Cup in Gamagori, Japan followed by the Enoshima Olympic Week in Enoshima, Japan, the host venue for the 2020 Olympic Games. I was excited to pursue my goals for the […]

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Laser Worlds 2017

After months of hard work on the water and in the gym, it was time to put it all to the test against the world’s best. I arrived to Split, Croatia on September 4th with coach Chris Dold arriving a few days later. We had put so much work into the prior months, we knew […]

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SWC Final Santander 2017

Following the Hyeres World Cup, it was back to gym work. I spent a solid three weeks in the gym along with a couple five day training camps in May with the other top American sailors to prep for the World Cup Final in Santander, Spain. My coach Chris Dold and I arrived in Barcelona […]

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SWC Hyeres 2017

Upon returning from Palma, I unfortunately came down with a nasty stomach bug. Coincidentally, my coach Chris Dold was struck as well, each of losing 12 pounds within a matter of days. It put a hindrance on my recovery and preparation for the Sailing World Cup Hyeres, but I slowly was able to get my […]

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Princess Sofia Regatta 2017

Following up Sailing World Cup Miami event in January, the month of February primarily focused on training at home both in the gym and on the water to prepare for the European season. The first event overseas would be the Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain at the end of March, regarded as […]

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