It’s always nice to stand on the podium at the end of a regatta, even better when it’s the top step!

I had a great week at the Princess Sofia World Cup.  My coach Ian Barker  was not available for this regatta, so Steve my husband drove the RIB, and provided the on the water support.  This was the first time he had ever been at a regatta, let alone on the water, so it had potential to either be a success or end up in divorce! Luckily it was the first,

I had a great start posting 5 firsts and a second, Steve was earning the reputation of “Super Coach”.  However the last day saw some really tricky conditions, I got becalmed at the windward mark and had to watch the fleet sail around me! Luckily enough it did not matter as I had a good points advantage and won the regatta by a comfortable margin.

We are now enjoying a bit of a holiday in Palma.  I’m out on my bike each morning loving the cycling out here, and in the afternoon we are jumping in the car and touring the island, which is giving me some great routes for my next ride.

Off to Hyeres for the last World Cup on Monday.  Ian is coaching me there, but Steve is staying out to help me drive back and has also volunteered to be our chef for the week!

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