There seems to be a lot of anticipation in the air at the moment. Not just for the new adventures about to begin (Sail Auckland next week and Rio next month) but also for team contracts and funding. Any day now everyone will (or will not) receive an email containing their new contracts for the 2016 season outlining out funding and level within the squad. It’s a stressful time as the entire year can be based on that email and know one other than the selectors really know whats coming. All going well though I’ll be in the squad again and racing overseas this season. Fingers crossed.
Since leaving Esperance I’ve spent a week in Perth with my WA coach Arthur. He’s currently coaching the Japanese Radial representative and I was lucky enough to get to join in for the week of training. I followed that up with the Royal Perth Mini Series, a weekend regatta sailed on the river. I had a lot of fun and managed to win the regatta pretty handily. The next day I flew out to Sydney to do three days of training that has just been back up by a “mega” camp over the last five days. We had all the team guys plus some of the countries most promising youth come together and race which was really valuable. I’m exhausted now but I felt I needed that hard week to get me back up to pace for New Zealand next week. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes.