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Upward Spiral

Happy Australia Day everyone! Hope you had a great day with your family and friends and to all who are racing, hope it is going well! The Spiral Nationals commenced yesterday for me from Teralba at the North-western end of Lake Macquarie in a very shifty and variable E-NE…
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Addicted to training

Ten days to go until the Spiral Nationals. Chris and I have been training every couple of days, doing boat work on the off days to make sure we don’t burn out. We did the sprints last Sunday, where I came 3rd out of the Spirals and 9th in the division, then 1st in the…
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Speed gains and losses

The NS14 Nationals are done and dusted finishing up on Tuesday 3 January. What an awesome week it was! Well done to Cronulla Sailing Club and the NSW NS14 committee for putting together a fantastic event and of course Zhik for their sponsorship of the event! Finally in race…
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New Year and Nor'Easters

Happy New Years everyone! Hope you welcomed 2012 with your friends, family or both and I wish you happiness and success for this year! Gorgeous day in Sydney today and finally a Nor’Easter to break the southerly onslaught; a great way to kick of the new year! Today was…
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Riding the wave

The NS14 Nationals kicked off today. We got some awesome breeze in the sailing area, out in Bate Bay from Cronulla Sailing Club. Hugh Tait, Peter V and Bryce are currently in 1, 2, and 3 after day one, sailing exceptionally fast and consistently in the shifty but strong…
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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…