It is now less than four days until I fly to the USA for the Tasar Worlds at Cascade Locks.
The planning has been going well, training even better – and it is hard to believe that in a month the regatta will already be over!
I have had another weekend at the South Coast, where it was pretty much too windy to sail, but we went out anyway. Made for some fantastic photos. Below is a shot from our session training alone on Lake Conjola… flat water with a wake like that… it was definitely breeze on!
I have also been lucky enough to do quite a bit of sailing offshore – in the below picture, we were able to sail off Ulladulla in a Westerly (something we couldn’t usually do). A big thanks to our training partner – the yacht pictured, who pushed us upwind in the 20+ knots we were lucky enough to have. Being out there with no one else withing sight is just so exhilarating!

Offshore sun

Offshore sun

We have only lost one day of training, due to torrential rain and a lack of wind. Otherwise we have been out there testing and testing and working hard.
Last week I felt like myself again… managed three week day sails, and three sessions on the weekend as well. I have gone a bit video crazy of late. The below is from last Monday… those who know me well will know I like to pick up rubbish when I see it while on the water… this particular piece of rubbish was not exactly what I expected…

Yes… was a bit of an experience… I dislike slimey things! Thanks to Wiley for her giggles πŸ™‚ I had a great sail regardless of the fish!
For more sailing orientated videos – this Saturday just gone we ended up doing a morning and an afternoon session. Our morning session was cut short by a squall that came across the Harbour, at 30 knots causing a bit of carnage… I managed to catch a bit of our reach to shore on film before it got hectic!

We also had a great sail on Sunday – even though it was freezing! Thank goodness for good gear!
Earlier this week, I also finished off a video of my recent adventures on the 49er… we all know I love my sunsets (for more sunset shots make sure you check out Facebook, I post them regularly)… and the feeling of going, while fast on the wire, on the gorgeous Sydney Harbour has been amazing… I really love sailing from Woollahra…

For my last weekend in Australia until September, I have the Sailing Chix show tomorrow morning, before a weekend of training down south… then I will be on my way… a big thanks at this point to all who have helped with our training and preparation over the past few months… you know who you are, and I am so incredibly thankful for your support, encouragement and/or criticism πŸ™‚
How can one not think about how much they will miss being at home with such awesome adventures on their door step!? The countdown is definitely on, but I will also be counting down the days until I can be back, on my Harbour πŸ™‚

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