Regattas January 30, 2017

Miami OCR

Hanne Weaver in 2017 World Cup Series

Day 1

Moderate winds from the NW. The waves were about 1-2 feet tall. I started the day off pretty good. Had a decent start and then went left. This was the way to go for the whole day. I got stuck in bad air which pushed me back. My downwind sailing was good though and caught a few boats. But couldn’t make them back for that race. The next race had three general recalls. Started at the boat and had a good start. But the wind went more right then I and i couldn’t keep up with the fleet. Ended that day in the 30’s.

Day 2

Having a tough day before my goal was to keep pushing through. I knew I still had nothing to lose. But I over thought today. My head wasn’t out of the boat and I kept second guessing myself. We also only had two races today. It was one of my harder days.

Day 3

Today was one of the tricky days the wind was coming south, south-west. This made the chop at an angle and harder to carve. I didn’t have great starts and round the top mark in last. But i didn’t give up I passed boat and made it back into the 40’s. I wasn’t pleased on what i got but was better on how i worked the boat.

Day 4

Today I worked on keeping up my boat speed. I was sailing against world class sailors. We had one start that had 10 boats over early. I was happy to know that I was not one of them. This was one of my better days. I worked the boat hard with winds about 5-10 knots. i was keeping up with the other girls. Moved up a few spots and was ready for anything.

Day 5

Today was the last day. They started us later about 1:30pm. The boys went first and had light wind but when we came out the wind was about 10-15 knots. I started at the pin end every single race and nailed each start. I even won a start. Was around the top mark in the to 10 and finished in the top of the fleet.

Even though I started the event not on a good foot. I still ended it on a good one. I have some things I need to work on. I will be back in Florida in about a week! I can’t wait to better my sailing.

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