For the first time in a long time, we are going into silver fleet at a World Cup event. Obviously, this is not where we want to be. We are not concerned for the long term, though, as we are confident we can continue to learn from our mistakes and improve. Where we are now does not take away where we have been and where we know we can be in three months.
Today was another short day here in Hyeres. The race committee did send the first fleet to the water for a 9 AM start, and we went shortly thereafter for one race. We made it to the top mark in the top eight or so, but we had a miscue on the bearaway and capsized. We got the boat up and sailed cleanly for almost the remainder of the race, only to meet an enormously steep wave about 20 boat lengths to the finish. In the end, we drifted across the line in 17th.
We will make the most of these next two days of racing and then look to the World Championship in Zadar, Croatia to get back to form.
Full results can be seen here.
Thanks to all of our supporters and sponsors. Thanks to the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics especially our title sponsor AlphaGraphics and Gold Partners Atlantis and Rolex. Thanks also to Sperry Top-Sider for their sponsorship and support.
Storck Moore Sailing