We recently finished 32nd at the World Championships in Porto. After a tricky event with some tough conditions, we were happy to come away with this result.We are now back in Weymouth and looking forward to a winter of solid training.
We recently finished 24th at the European Championships in Kiel, Germany. A testing event with a boat breakage on the first day meant that it was hard for us to climb. However with a couple of good races we pulled ourselves into a strong position in a 97 boat fleet. Were currently in Portugal training for the 49er Worlds in two weeks time.
We recently competed in Kiel week, where we won silver fleet. Were currently in Weymouth for two weeks before we head out to Porto for our World Championships.
After a breezy couple of days, we finished 4th overall in the 2nd spring national ranker of the year. With university winding down and the sailing season starting again, its going to be an exciting summer!
We recently finished 32nd at the Princess Sofia Regatta, Palma. It was a tricky event with us just missing out on gold fleet by one race (due to a black flag). We're back in Weymouth for a week of training with the British Sailing Team before I head to China for the second act of the Extreme Sailing Series.
This week I'm due to train at a Land Rover BAR nacra camp in Weymouth. This training is crucial to our Americas Cup campaign and allows us to build on crucial skills associated with racing the AC45 F.
Today is the second fitness test of the 2017 period for me, so fingers crossed it goes well. Next week I head out to Cadiz for the second training camp of the year too ahead of the Princess Sofia Regatta, taking place in Palma, Mallorca.
2017 is looking very busy. Over the next month I'll be focusing on my finals at University, before heading back out to Cadiz for a GBR training camp. After that we're off to Oman for the first act of the extreme sailing series. Post Oman, Mallorca is the next stop for the princess Sofia.
We are currently training for sail for gold in 3 weeks time an Isaf World Cup event. The regatta is due to attract the world's top 40 boats, so the competition should be intense!
The euros kicked off last week, initially we put out a good performance going into silver fleet. On the first day of finals we were hit by a new sailing team which caused my skipper to be knocked out and so our event was over. Two weeks out for us now then back to the grind at the ISAF world cup in Weymouth.
Winter training- done! Were off to Palma on Tuesday for the princess sofia regatta. Conditions should be a little more favourable than over here with 20 degrees forecast and some big breeze. Were out there for 4 weeks training and then the regatta at the end. Follow our progress here:
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We are currently down in Weymouth for a two day training camp, my exams have just finished so I'm taking a bit of time out of uni to focus on my sailing for a while with the Palma princess sofia just around the corner.
Its been quite breezy so were focusing on boat handling and spending plenty of time in the gym.
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Tom and I are currently fully engaged with our winter training program with Palma coming up at the end of March. We have been focusing on the boat handling aspect so that we can deal with the waves abroad.
Tom and I have just completed the first week of our 4 week training block down in Plymouth. We aim to bring on our sailing tremendously so that we are ready to go for the national rankers this autumn.
We have now completed our major regattas for the summer. Throughout the events we saw our boat handling really come on! By the end we were really happy with our position with the other British boats. Now we look to the autumn rankers in Weymouth. Over the next couple of weeks we will be down in Plymouth for some intense training :).
My helm and I have recently taken part in Kiel Worche, Germany. It was a breezy week with the average wind in the 18knts + range. We are now in Denmark competing in the 49er Youth World Championships with the first day of racing under way today it was a tricky one! After this event we move on to the Euro Championships in Finland.
Just turned up to Weymouth with a fresh breeze, boats looking good, all set for a full day of training on the water tomorrow.
Tomorrow tom and I will travel down to Weymouth for a couple of days training and for the rya Olympic insights day! Weather looks good, fingers cross it holds!
Last weekend i took part in the tiger trophy at Rutland sailing club. The event saw over 150 entries from the likes of Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks (past Olympians). It was a hard event with winds gusting up to 40knots. Sailing both days we managed to win the event making us The John Merricks Tiger Trophy National Champions.
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Sadly we havent been able to train this week due to a broken mast after a windy week of sailing! Everything is go trying to get the boat back into racing condition.
Awesome weekend down in Plymouth with winds gusting 15knts on saturday and 5 knts on sunday. The weekend proved to be cold but very productive.
Awesome event at Grafham for the 2013 National Inland Championships. Wind gusting on average 7knots proved a good test of skill and speed. Being our first proper event together in the 49er skiff we finished 12th. A good event all round, now we turn our heads to Palma next March.