26th May

International 14 sailing, what a day, champaigne conditions... glorious sunshine, warm 20+ knt breeze, it really doesn't get any better, a lot of fun and so so fast.  Two training sessions, lot of blasting, quite a few swims around the boat and a pretty tiring day, it was a bit of an upper body work out that I'm not use to so felt pretty beaten up afterwards but I'll count it as great core and strength training and a hell of a lot of fun.  Generally the manouvers were pretty solid, tripping a bit up wind until we fully raked and went upto 4 on the centre board then it started driving a lot better in the gusts.  Main weakness for me was my lack of upper body strength having neglected it in favour of cycling and running so much recently.