Great training block
I am writing this update from the Sydney International Airport where I will shortly be boarding a flight to come back home to Vancouver. After two months of intense training and racing, I’m definitely looking forward to having a couple of weeks with the comforts of home. These last two months have been pretty major for me. I started training in the full rig, connected with a new (incredibly good) coach and training group based in Sydney, competed in my first World Cup event and went from being unranked (over 900th) to 306th in the ISAF World Rankings. This world ranking should continue to improve throughout the coming year as I compete in more regattas and continue to improve my results. Overall, I am very happy with the way that my sailing is progressing. I feel that I am starting to develop a strong foundation of skills that I can continue to build on. One of the great things about being relatively early in my development is that the learning curve is still fairly steep. What that means is that I get to enjoy continuous and noticeable improvements in the way that I am sailing from day to day, and even from race to race which is always exciting!
I’m going to be home for the next 3 weeks to focus on fitness, mental training, fundraising, and, of course, a little relaxing! Next up on my sailing schedule will be the Lauderdale OCR Regatta followed by the Sailing World Cup Miami in January.
Thanks for reading and happy holidays!