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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

5th place in Delta Lloyd Regatta!

Here we are in action again in Holland. We finished 5th overall in this regatta, and placed 8th in the final day’s Medal Race.
The weather for all of the fleet racing was generally light winds and sunny skies. After the fleet racing, we were placed equal third...
For the medal race, the weather turned nasty - 20-25 knots and raining all day! We started well in what was very bumpy water, but unfortunately on the first mark five boats converged at the same time. This meant we had to dip three boats as we were approaching on port tack, and then quickly back onto stbd tack. This meant our boat speed dropped and we were washed sideways into the mark…so two penalties given to us from the on-water judges meant we had some serious distance to cover to finish in 8th place...
This regatta has been very positive for us in the lead-up to the Olympics, allowing us to gain some valuable medal race experience - now we need to work to maintain our positive momentum and keep rolling along!

1 comment:

Allison Somers said...

I have to say, I envy you so much. My Dad many years before used to take my brothers and myself surf catting and kayaking