The 2017 Summer circuit is made up of 3 events; Sail Melbourne, Sail Sydney and the Laser Nationals in Brisbane, Queensland. Prior to Sail Melbourne the Australian Sailing Team hosted an all classes camp at Royal Brighton Yacht Club which was very insightful and useful in learning how to manage an Olympic campaign effectively, Unfortunately the actual event 'Sail Melbourne' was blown out only getting in a small 3 race series. However was a great opportunity to train and race the boys in breeze. I finished up 6th overall and 2nd female after the 3 races
Next up we drove back up to Sydney for some training and the 2017 Sail Sydney regatta. Racing in Sydney harbour proved to be challenging with big headlands and tidal influence, as well as having to dodge the Manly ferry. Again we were combined with the invited classes to produce more competitive and close racing, it was a great regatta providing many lessons and varied wind conditions. After having a very poor end to the regatta I finished a disappointing 6th overall and 3rd Female. A massive congratulations to my training partner Marlena Berzins on taking out the regatta.
Now time to go home for Christmas with family and friends before flying out on boxing day for the final hit out of the 2017 summer season!
Links to the results: