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Holiday spirit

Christmas is almost here and I hope everyone is enjoying their time with family and friends! With holidays and Christmas here, the focus for the NS14 Nationals which start on Tuesday, is to just get out there and have a bit of fun; enjoy the California Times. We have done a…
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Perseverance and possibilities

This week was a week of perseverance. Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. With challenging weather, boat handling break throughs, speed struggles, and a bit of a rollercoaster with my fatigue, it was important to focus on what was…
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Train in the rain

They say you should train in the rain, because no one else will be. This may not be the case this summer; everyone may have to have a go given the long-range forecast! Nevertheless, I have been out there whenever there has been wind, which meant for some great rides this…
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California Times

After a cracker fortnight prior to my last post – last week I struggled to get on the water due to a series of rainy days killing the breeze. I don’t mind sailing in rain, but floating in rain is a completely different story! The lack of wind was probably a…
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No consequences

The quote of the week this week was an old favourite – racing is training without consequences. I have started getting my groove back in the past two weeks, spending most days on the water. Tuesday and Wednesday I trained on the Spiral; crews were sparse this week…
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Getting visual

My third post, and my third week. Today was also the third training session that I have filmed on my new camera which is adding a completely new dimension to my training. Highlights of the week on the water were some brilliant breezy sails on the Spiral; on Thursday and…