Grafham 2015 Inland Championship

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When I found out my inland championship was in Grafham I was excited ted yet worried because last time I was there, doing an UKJS training camp and the water was green with algae.

The journey up was 4 hours and we got there early so I could get some practice in before the event in about 8knots of breeze. Unfortunately I was the only one out on the water unlike the year before where there was 6 of us who went out practicing before the event.  I learnt that the wind was quite shifty but without a training partner I couldn’t find out much.

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The morning of the first day of racing was too light to race as there was only 1-2 knots of wind, meanwhile I watched TV in my van and relaxed. At midday the wind seemed to build a bit so we went out to race. Only to come back in again because the wind had died this was quite frustrating.

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Sunday was looking like light winds again but it picked up quickly so we got out on the water early. My first race I came 9th because I went the wrong way up the beat this was ok but in the second race I came 3rd which was amazing. In the afternoon I got a 6th 7th and a 10th which was ok but not my best. I came 6th overall in the event and 2nd 6.8m .

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Looking forward to the final event in the UKWA series stokes bay. And after that the final inland event in Pittsford.