Just finished another brilliant week at the RS Games in Weymouth, this time in a slightly different boat to usual, the RS200.
The RS200 is a double handed, spinnaker hiking boat so very different to the sailing I'm used to! Teaming up very last minute with my friend Sophie Dawson after her helm pulled out, I turned up in Weymouth on the Sunday to sail with her for the first time before the racing against 120 boats started the next day.
The racing was extremely hectic and we didn't make it easy for ourselves, sinking in the first race and having to return to shore before various other incidents during the week such as a couple of capsizes here and there - not fast! Gate starts were also a totally new experience for me and proved to be incredibly hard to judge.
Still, we managed to finish in 10th overall, something I'm really happy with especially considering my very limited 200 and spinnaker boat experience and having never sailed with Sophie before. It was great fun racing against many of my sailing friends new and old and I really hope we can make the nationals next year. Talking about the nationals next year does this means we're pathfinder for race one next time then?!