Arenal Training Trophy
After a short stopover in Belgium it was time for us to go to Palma. This would be a short warm-up before the main event at the end of the month. We’ve been working very hard over the past month to get prepared both physically and mentally. This would be the final test before the big events coming up.
After a short run-up to the event it was time to race. There was a nice, competitive fleet for three days of racing. Two of the days were tricky offshore winds whilst the other was a classic Palma sea breeze.
The racing was a little difficult due to the lack of help with the organisation. There was no jury and the committee was not really on point. This lead to some unfair early starts which wasn’t helped by some people in the fleet sailing without sail numbers. I managed to stay quite consistent myself throughout the race, gradually progressing throughout the week finishing the week with a bullet and two top 10 races on the final day. This put me in 8th overall.
We’re quite happy with how the race went considering the circumstances. I managed to work on some focus points that we set out. The focus on myself and the technical side of things are on point for the weeks to come.
I’ve been training at home now for the past week whilst getting some organisational aspects sorted. We leave for Palma again on Wednesday for the Trofeo Princesa Sofia.