Brrr. Really Brr. But what a great venue. Our second stop in our European adventure was Medemblik, Netherlands for the Delta Lloyd regatta. With the most SKUD 18's than any other recent event. Our first day on the water was great, nice calm water light and shifty breeze. Then that was over, windy and cold for the rest of the week during the competition. The racing was phenomenal, the competition stiffer than ever.
    Taking some of the lessons learned from Garda the team performed well. In conditions where most of the top teams either broached or shrimped their spinnakers, ours did not. Great job, hard work and training finally paid off. We did discover some other issues while sailing in 18-25 knot conditions that we plan on fixing in our own boat. Welds break and shackles need to be taped, add it to the checklist and we don't have to worry about it anymore.
    We had hoped to finish a bit higher in the rankings, but mistakes and breakdowns, even small ones can be costly. The team is doing great, slowly improving amongst the fleet since the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Miami.  We will continue to work hard this summer at home, leading up to a few hometown regattas. The C. Thomas Clagget Jr. Memorial Regatta and the Newport Regatta. Thanks again to all of our sponsors and supporters, we look forward to seeing you out on the water.

Cheers.
 


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