After the camp, I was able to identify some areas where I could improve. Fortunately, while New England was being covered in snow, Florida received a cold front bringing in some nice breeze. In the following days, US Coach Luther Carpenter was able to work with me on sail trim and boat speed in windy conditions on Biscayne Bay with my training partner Scott Rasmussen. During these cold, windy days on the bay, I made sure to gear up and stay warm in between drills by wearing Zhik's micofleece skiff suit, titanium top, and rash guard. The gear helped me to maximize every second of training because I was never thinking about how uncomfortable the cold is.
Taking the skills I had learned at the camp and with Luther, I wanted to use the Lauderdale Olympic Class Regatta to really engrave them into my mind. After three days of breezy conditions and hard work, I was lucky enough to win the event. It was a great feeling to be able to perfect areas that have been so challenging a week before. With Miami World Cup on the horizon, I am looking to see if I have truly mastered the skills from the previous week; the results that will come with stare just the aftermath of the long process. More importantly, I am excited to do what I love and sail on the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay.
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