Hi guys,

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. Time flies by when you're having fun!

It really has been a very busy period (as usual!) with lots going on since the RYA Youth Nationals. There has been a lot of training in Weymouth, a competition in Holland and fun times in the Waszp back home in Swanage. Scroll through the following pictures to find out what I have been up to:

Training in sunny Weymouth at the start of May was great fun and we had a interesting mix of conditions.

Training in sunny Weymouth at the start of May was great fun and we had a interesting mix of conditions.

I then travelled to Holland for the Delta Lloyd Regatta with the rest of the British Sailing Team Laser squad. This is the view from our lovely bungalow, just a few miles away from the sailing club. This picture also sums up the weeks weather pretty well!

I then travelled to Holland for the Delta Lloyd Regatta with the rest of the British Sailing Team Laser squad. This is the view from our lovely bungalow, just a few miles away from the sailing club. This picture also sums up the weeks weather pretty well!

We had a great mix of conditions out on the water.

We had a great mix of conditions out on the water.

And encountered lots of close racing at Delta Lloyd Regatta 2017.

And encountered lots of close racing at Delta Lloyd Regatta 2017.

After a close week of racing I finished 33rd overall and 3rd Under-21. A great warm up regatta to kick-start preparations for the U21 Worlds later in July. At the end of the week I was lucky enough to be able to go on the water and watch the Laser medal race action from the rib with fellow Brit and teammate Elliot Hanson taking the overall win.

After a close week of racing I finished 33rd overall and 3rd Under-21. A great warm up regatta to kick-start preparations for the U21 Worlds later in July. At the end of the week I was lucky enough to be able to go on the water and watch the Laser medal race action from the rib with fellow Brit and teammate Elliot Hanson taking the overall win.

Sailing causes some pretty bad tan lines as I found out during the week.

Sailing causes some pretty bad tan lines as I found out during the week.

Returning back home to Swanage thick fog greeted me - no sailing :(

Returning back home to Swanage thick fog greeted me - no sailing :(

The bad weather gave me a great excuse to do a spot of exploration. I love being able to explore our beautiful coastline and capture moments that I know I will always look back on fondly.

The bad weather gave me a great excuse to do a spot of exploration. I love being able to explore our beautiful coastline and capture moments that I know I will always look back on fondly.

Running up a huge hill was physically pretty demanding but a great challenge and worth it for this next shot...

Running up a huge hill was physically pretty demanding but a great challenge and worth it for this next shot...

Can you spot me?

Can you spot me?

The weather then cleared and allowed me to get back out sailing again! With no Laser around due to it being in Weymouth I sailed the next best thing - the Waszp. I finally managed to nail the foiling gybe and although I unfortunately didn't get it on camera I did get this awesome drone footage - check it out!

It's been an interesting month and one where I have learnt so much. I know I say it all the time but with every life experience I feel like I learn and adapt and ultimately end up a stronger person. I firmly believe that if I keep sticking at this, learning, developing and performing, then I can become a better person all round on and off of the water.

Thanks for reading and I'll keep you updated soon!

Sam