Summer in the skiff primarily means training and competing in Europe. This is our opportunity to continue matching up against the best in the class, produce solid results (AKA establish ourselves in the fleet) and meet training partners. It will also give us an idea of what we need to focus in on this fall and winter when we are back home in Miami.
In June we have some training in Santa Barbara followed by training and racing in Kiel, Germany at the Kiel Week Regatta. This is prep for the European championship in Kiel but also our time to get our European boat dialed in. In July we will put in more training in Santa Barbara followed by some training and racing at Oakcliff Sailing in Long Island, NY.
Then we head to back Europe for the big show. First up, the European Championship in Kiel, then the Aarhus Test Event in Denmark and the World Championship in Porto, Portugal. It is a sprint of events in a month and a half. The Aarhus Test event is a preview of the 2018 World Championship, which is where our trials will start. And in Porto, we will look to peak on everything we learned this summer and put it all together on the race course.
Our summer is full on and we are extremely excited to race and continue to become better everyday!