Friday was Day 2 of the regatta and we had some epic conditions. Breeze was strong out of the South at 12-18 knots and sizable waves. The race track was pretty straight forward, the game was about execution. I had solid starts all three races by winning the boat end of the line, which allowed me to hold a lane to the favored left hand side of the course. Once near port layline, you had to choose a strong lane back towards the top mark. Your pecking order at the top mark typically determined the outcome for the remainder of the race, putting strong emphasis on your execution on the first beats. My final scores for the day were a 12, 9, 9. Overall a tough day as I was a step behind in boat speed in the stronger winds. It was back to the drawing board after racing to work on my fundamentals.
Unfortunately the final two days of racing were cancelled due to very little wind and lots of fog, leaving us only six races in two days of racing.
This week I am turning my focus back to the gym as I prepare for a hard week of training in Guatemala at the start of March. I look forward to training with my host and Guatemalan super stud Juan Maegli and my other South American buddies.
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