Worlds Practice Race

Today was the last practice day for worlds, and we were lucky enough to have the Race Committee put together a practice race for us. I was not expecting much from it other than some good line ups and practice starts in the lighter than usual breeze that we had today. I would only think…

Canadian Nationals Day 1

Today was the first day of Canadian nationals in Kingston. It was extremely light all day with winds hitting only around 5 knots. Blair and I got off the dock a little late and had little time to test upwind with other boats before the start. The two of us had confidence that we had…

Heading back to Kingston and CORK!

I have been sailing since I was 8 years old and started sailing competitively when I was 9. ¬†Over those many years of my life, I have sailed in a variety of venues. Each presented a new and exciting challenge,¬†from the frustrations of dealing with above-the-surface shifts on Lake Beulah in Wisconsin, to the thrill…

123 Strong at the 2012 F18 Worlds in Los Angeles, CA

While I am starting to prepare to head South for a long winter of training (which will include finding a full-time partner for the campaign), my primary focus right now is on the F18 World Championship regatta, which I am sailing with New England sailor Blair Tolland. While we will only have the Canadian National…

Another day on shore

Yesterday racing was once again canceled with winds around 30 knots at the 12 o’clock start time. The Race committee postponed us on shore until 2 when they would reassess the conditions and make a decision. At 2 they once again pushed it back, but now until 5 o’clock. Most of the sailors were fed…