June 13, 2012 in At the Helm
Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Junior Art Competition launched Read the rest of this entry →
May 28, 2012 in At the Helm
John van der Stricht shared this image from a recent canoe trip from France to Turkey. Here he is on the Loire River in Saumur, France, and says, “We were traveling upstream on the Loire for three weeks in low water (translated: had to drag the boat quite a bit). 13 hour days of upstream river travel on the Loire frequently merited a reward from the surrounding vineyards of Bourgueil and Chinon.”
April 30, 2012 in Team Sperry Blog
World Cup Event #3, Princess Sofia Trophy, Palma De Mallorca, Spain
Our European season was getting ready to begin and we felt ready to race. We had worked hard since Miami OCR. We had a couple training camps in Miami and also a two physical training sessions in Colorado Springs. We even had ‘mental capacity’ training with the US Navy Seals!
We arrived in Spain on March 25th and began preparing our boat. It was hard to remember what we had taken off the boat before shipping it to Europe from Perth, AUS, but as we looked it over, we were happy with how race ready it was. Read the rest of this entry →
March 3, 2012 in Team Sperry Blog
We have been putting in the hours over the last 2 months since I qualified for the 2012 Olympics!! After a short break at home seeing family, friends and getting some fishing and diving time I headed to Miami for 3 weeks of training and racing.
The 2012 Rolex Miami OCR regatta was the first World Cup Event of the year and being in the USA made it all that more important to the team. We did 2 weeks of hard training getting back into the gym and working on the boat from technique to setup. We identified some things in Perth that were crucial to getting right over this 2 week period so we could make sure to have everything set not only for the World Cup in Miami but also for some new equipment that is currently in production in Europe for this coming spring season. Read the rest of this entry →