I will be coaching a group of 5 sailors this February at this world class clinic in Spain where all the top European Opti sailors and many from other parts of the world meet to train with each other and the worlds best coaches. Check out racingsailor.org if you are interested. Thanks to Dave Hein for organizing the fantastic opportunity.
Unfortunately the USODA Atlantic Coast Champs had no wind and we were not able to get any racing in. Friday we had a great practice and a few of the kids sailing very fast in races against some other good sailors. Saturday and Sunday is pretty much summed up in the picture here, a lot of relaxing mixed with games that I don’t understand like Ninja and Mafia, which seem to be mostly controlled violence. It was easier for the kids to fill their time than the coaches and adults. Back to practicing next week and South East champs the following weekend in Naples, Florida. I suspect we will have our first results after that event but you never know. Maybe we’ll get skunked again.
A shot from the debrief after our first ever day of sailing as SailStrong. Big thanks to all the families that made this possible, to the sailors for putting in a big effort on the water, and to Bellport Bay YC for hosting us. Everyone is looking a bit exhausted but they all came back with energy for some fitness Sunday morning and then another long day on the water. Another weekend of practice in Bellport this weekend will be followed by our first regatta, the USODA Atlantic Coast Champs, the following weekend in Baltimore.