National Squad Residential, Pwllheli - Day 2
Sailing cancelled due to too much wind – over 35knots, though I would love to have gone out for a blast! Despite this we still had a long day with loads packed in. Started with mobility/fitness, classwork and fun games. We talked about many racing situations, boathandling and various other topics. It was great to run through things again and talk about new things and situations that we may not have thought about. When we got back to Plas Menai, we had dinner before going swim
National Squad Residential, Pwllheli - Day 1
Staying at Plas Menai (National Outdoor Centre for Wales) approx. 45 mins from Pwllheli Yacht Club. All squad in various bunkrooms; lots of fun! Alarm off at 07.00, breakfast at 08.00, fitness at 09.00, rigged, changed, briefing and on the water by 10.00. Weather around 10 to 25 knots, beautiful sunshine and great location! Challenging shifty conditions up close to the shore. We did one long session focusing on boat speed, downwind speed, gybing and a little bit of starting.
Training in Poole
After a lovely Christmas break, it was fantastic to hit the water again for a full weekends training in Poole. On Saturday the wind ranged from around 20 to 28 knots from the West. We haven't had wind in a while, so it was nice to get back out on the hiking pads; it was a great opportunity to practice boat handling. All our sessions start with a briefing, followed by at least 30 minutes of fitness. When we hit the water it was a high impact 2.5 hrs training session in the mor
Happy New Year and Welcome to my Sailing Blog!
Happy New Year and welcome to my sailing Blog! I'm a first time blogger so yes, you may need to bear with me. Now that you're here, can I suggest you have a good look around my blog site to get to know who I am, what I'm about so far and why I launched this blog in the first place. I'm going to try and keep you up to speed with all that I do in relation to my competitive sailing. I am hoping that in doing this, you might be persuaded to donate and therefore help keep me afloa