We are just under 6 weeks from the Olympic Games and I am in full swing with my final preparations for the big event.
I just completed the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta hosted at the Olympic Venue in Weymouth. I just missed out on a podium finish, but overall we are very happy with how I sailed the event and we learned more about the Olympic Racing areas which was the main goal.
I am now back in the USA for a short break at home (1 week) then back to Weymouth for more training at the Olympic Venue. Most of my time between now and the Olympics will be spent in Weymouth practicing and getting prepared for the Olympics.
Spending time at the venue helps you to get acclimated to the weather (huge deal in England), get to know the wind and currents and also just feel as though it is a second home. This way we are comfortable with our surroundings, know the tendencies of the wind and current and we will feel confident no matter what conditions mother nature throws our way during our racing at the Olympics.
I have been looking forward to a little time out of the boat and as I am writing this I am filling a bit of my off time with my other passion fishing!! My buddies and I are on our way for an overnight offshore fishing trip out of Clearwater. People always ask if I spend my downtime away from the water…well I can tell you that almost all of my downtime is spent on the water (not sailing) but fishing, diving or just spending time at the beach. I just cannot get away from it!! Hope you are all having a great summer!!