May madness

After the month of May, that was nothing but madness on many levels, I was pretty happy to welcome June today. We did have some great training at Jervis Bay, Ulladulla, Woollahra and a double-header at Lake Illawarra last weekend that made the month much more bearable! Chris and I were also awarded the Yachtsman and Yachtwoman of the year trophies by the Canberra Yacht Club for our successful seasons. A big thanks to the members, our friends and the executive at the Canberra Yacht Club for all of the support they have shown to me over the past few years. It really is such a great atmosphere for development, and I look forward to seeing the Canberra youth, who welcomed me into their training programs, really enjoying their sport in the next few years. Congratulations to Duncan and Eliot who were selected for the Radial Youth Worlds this week.
Last weekend was fantastic, with two days at Lake Illawarra training with Hugh Tait, and Sophie Holt who have jumped into a Tasar from the NS14 class for the Darwin Nationals. Sunday’s training in particular was a highlight for me, not just because Hugh spent a good while upside down, but because I really started to feel confident at the back, I have improved so much since Easter it is a little scary. Good that I am improving so much, but scary that the jumps are still so big. A combination of actually getting time on the stick, and having an onboard coach at all times is the culprit. It was a fantastic weekend all ’round.
I am really looking forward to training this weekend. Tomorrow will be my first Tasar group session, with a coach, while skippering… So that is pretty exciting. Sunday morning I think Hugh, Sophie and the Dougli will head out from Woollahra for an early one before life jumps in!
A massive congratulations before I head off to Krystal Weir who managed to win the Holland Regatta over the weekend and of course to the 470 boys, Mat and Mal, as well as Nathan and Goobs and Slingsby who are really showing what Aussies are made of in Sailing at the moment! May really made a mark. We were all watching! Good luck to all of the Aussies as they head into Sail for Gold which starts today.
May your weekend count! Plan like you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow! Enjoy your weekend and your June – you never know if your days on the water this weekend will be your last!

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