So this past week has been the ISAF Sailing World Cup event, which has been held in Weymouth, Dorset. A collection of the top 40 sailors in the world gathered for what looked to be more super tight racing and whilst I was not racing, I was lucky enough to be able to get out on the water watching with one of the best coaches in the world. Watching and analysing the decisions of every sailor, it was a great few days seeing everything from a completely different perspective and has allowed me to gain a lot of confidence and knowledge in my thinking and decision making.

 Towing out to the race area after a very light wind morning.

Towing out to the race area after a very light wind morning.

Looking forward I have a busy few weeks ahead! On Sunday I fly out to Kiel, Germany, for Kiel Week 2016 – a large international regatta at the same venue where my Under-21 World championships will be later on in August this year. Whilst this is not a performance regatta it is one where hopefully I will be able to learn a lot from and leave me in a good place heading into the world championships in a few months’ time.

In order to keep down costs I decided to buy a tent and a few camping accessories and will be camping for the entire 2 and a half weeks I will be in Germany. Wish me luck!

 My accommodation for the next 2 and a half weeks!

My accommodation for the next 2 and a half weeks!

Sam