Tim Penfold's blog
So it's all over now and fellow brit and HISC sailor Simon Payne is the new world champion, which is great news. Amac came second with 5 race wins out of 14 races, which I think is amazing.
After an hour postponement to allow the breeze to fill in, we sailed 2 races yesterday in 5 to 8 knots of breeze, which was very testing.
I haven't posted for a couple of days because I wanted to be able to have some good news, but unfortunately I still don't have much, so here's a quick recap of the last 6 races.
After a bad start and first beat, I had a good downwind leg and leeward mark rounding to catch back up to mid fleet.
Not much to report from yesterday apart from that I spent 3-4 hours on the water training in glorious 8-12 knot conditions and the boat felt great.
I decided yesterday was the day to break out my new secret weapon Hyde Sail.
When we arrived at the Dubai Offishore Sailing Club yesterday morning for the first day of the UAE nationals, there was a 15-20 knot wind and fairly big waves again.
Absolutely glamour sailing conditions today, most of the fleet was out doing practice races while I enviously watched from the beach waiting for my boat to be repaired.
Well we are all here in Dubai now and it's been a slow start for me.
Ok, never done this blogging thing before but seeing as I'm now a Moth sailor and I'm shortly going to be off to the World Championships in Dubai, it seems like a good time to start.