Author: Chris Barnard

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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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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