This past weekend was the CORK regatta which was also the 2022 Sail Canada Senior National Championships.
Unfortunately, the wind did not cooporate on 2 of the 4 days of racing but we did manage to get some great racing off. On day two we had 7 races. I started off strong with a bullet in the first race and stayed in the top 3 in the remaining races of the day. I ended day 2 in first place by a narrow margin.
Day 4 brought six more races in some very challenging conditions. The wind was straight south and blowing 14-18 knots on average. The were some big storm cells passing over Kingston that day and the wind was shifting pretty drastically.
Eventhough the conditions were tricky, I feel like it was a good opportunity to train for the upcoming World Championships which will have similar conditions.
Most of us had some mishaps throughout the day. Due to an equipment failure, I retired from race nine.
In the end I was able to stay consistent enough to take the overall regatta win.
Congrats to Mike and Matt who placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
Next up is the European Championships in Greece, followed by the Worlds in Italy.