Silver linings…

What a World Championships that was!!

It’s funny how going into the World Champs as the defending Champions really puts the pressure on, it makes you fight, it makes you want to hang on to that slightly dented, rather old trophy… I’m not going to lie, having our names on there for the 4th time would’ve been simply awesome!

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In the thick of it…

Having been in Europe for the past few months, we’ve had a chance to test ourselves in a variety of conditions, but it’s pretty rare to have them all in 1 week; Medemblick threw literally every condition it had at us, and it was so much fun!

As always, the Sonar fleet couldn’t really be separated , and of course the results came down to the last leg of the last race!

Rounding the windward mark with enough boats between ourselves and Team USA was the best sight… Sadly though, it wasn’t meant to be, and at the last minute, USA squeaked past NOR giving them the point they needed to beat us- C’est la vie!

Congratulations to Team USA though, they sailed a really good regatta, and they haven’t had the trophy since 2007, so it was time they got back on it!

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Silver linings and Nations Cup winners!

Still, Team GBR walked away with 2 silver medals, as well as the Nations cup, something that we can all be really proud of! Congratulations to Alexandra and Niki from Team Skud!

As always we couldn’t have done it without our supporters; the British Sailing Team, UK Sport, Volvo, Learning and Skills Solutions, Raymarine, Icom, Zhik, Plastimo, Optimum, North Sails,  and everyone else behind the scenes that keeps this amazing show on the road!

Since returning from the worlds, we’ve had another busy training camp in Weymouth, and I myself have been hitting the water with the always fun Sirens Race team racing in the Women’s Open Keelboat Championships, I even managed to squeeze in some boat work in the secret squirrel shed, some filming with the BBC, as well as huge amounts of plotting for World domination and future plans!

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The lovely Sirens…
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Filming with the BBC

Just today marked 3 months to go to the Paralympic Games, a subtle reminder of just how quick the time is flying!

On Friday, we’ll be back in a hopefully sunny Rio, more hours, more sailing, moving us just another step closer to our goal.

H x

 

 

 

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