The Worlds in Medemblik was always going to be highly competitive, with all the top sailors going to Rio keen to test their Games kit and check in with the rest of the fleet.

We had a variety of conditions from 20 knots on the first day to 6 knots on the second and everything else in between.

I didn’t have a great start to the regatta with gear failure on the first day, but managed to put in some good results through out the week, to pull up to 4th overall and be in contention for a medal going into the last race, just three points off 3rd.  Unfortunately things didn’t go my way and I couldn’t quite make it on to the podium and ended up 4th.

It was certainly a regatta with lots of twists and turns and although I am disappointed not to have won a medal, a lot of lessons were learnt and some good positives to take out to Rio next week.  This will be my last trip to Rio before the Games and I am looking forward to it.  The Brazilian’s are running a regatta and it looks like nearly all the sailors competing in Rio will be there, so shaping up to be a great regatta!


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