Our primary goal for the Sailing World Cup Miami was to implement our training that we had done in Newport and Tiverton. Using good communication and using good boat handling to get us around the course. It was the first regatta the team has competed in since forming after the IFDS Worlds in Halifax, it also happened to be the US Sailing Team Sperry qualifier. The regatta started of rough - literally. The first race was started in a squall that had been slowly creeping down the course, and threw the boats around during the sequence to the start. The visibility was so poor you could barely see the front of the boat from the helm. A far cry from the light and flukey the week before.
    As the Regatta progressed so did the team, working out kinks that we had not been able to address until we were racing in a fleet the team adjusted well. Cindy did a fabulous job using systems that were changed on a daily basis.
    Overall the team ended up 7th, not as high as we had hoped but we were able to secure the top spot in the SKUD 18 Class on the US Sailing Team Sperry. A big boost in confidence and a great honor. Thanks to all of our sponsors, MTI Adventurewear, Total Boat, Harken, Sunbrella, US Sailing Team Sperry, McLube and Yale Cordage. Also a big thanks to our friends and family that support us in this journey.

Cheers.
 


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