Fun day sailing!
It turns out that we are being coached by Anna Tunnicliffe, two-time Olympian with an olympic gold meddle in laser radials in 2008. I’d seen her name on the LP Cup website but hadn’t realized who she was until I saw her. Pretty cool we’re getting coached by a recent Olympian!
It turned out that I haven’t gotten too crazy rusty at sailing Zs (Z420s) over the summer. We did windward-leeward loops to warm up then a couple of long tack on the whistle and gybe on the whistle boat speed drills. After the boathandeling and boat speed drills we did some practice starts and finished off with a few races. I’d say we clicked in quickly and sailed well. Fast in boatspeed and 2-2-2-1 (or something close to that) in the races. We might be slightly riding on a “home boat” advantage (we’ve sailed Zs far more than the other teams) but we are also sailing fast and staying out of trouble.
The Japanese team like many of the other teams hadn’t sailed Zs before but they were FAST. I predict they’re going to be good at team racing too.
Team racing tomorrow! We shall see what the morning brings.
Oh, this evening some of us,
went to the Connecticut Tennis Open.
Overall good day and excited for tomorrow. Goodnight!