The Med Cup 2017 @ Marseille
I left for Marseilles straight after my UKJS training in Weymouth and we had an easy flight over to be greeted with warm sunshine. As soon as i arrived i rigged up and went out on the water and i trained with some of the french sailors. The next day was also very warm and in the morning i had a delicious french pastry which set me up for the day we went out training for a small morning session and in the afternoon we did practice racing with the other french sailors. The first day of racing was a late start and was light winds with big waves i didnt do as well is i would have like to and got a 11th, 5th and a 10th the next day of racing was a late start again but this time it was because the wind was very light, however we did manage to get out on the water and got 1 race in on the on shore breeze and the other two in a windier off shore breeze my results were, 2nd 3rd and a 4th so that was a very good day for me. that night the club put on a pasta party for all the sailors which i enjoyed a lot. the last day of racing fitted in with the the trend of late starts and the wind was light again i got a 7,4,8 which i was pleased with. My overall goal for the event was top 10 and to come 5th was good i feel like i could have h ad better starts but thee main thing is i improved throughout the event and it has highlighted things i need to work on.
The flight back was easy and we were greeted by my dad on the other side so i could get back in time for school.
The Med Cup is a very well organised event, and certainly one I will want to do in the future but if your thinking of going next year its important you have support on the water, I hope we get lots of Brits to next years event.
More details on the Med Cup can be found on the Yacht Club Pointe Rouge website @ www.ycpr.net
This year we used Ali Masters Coaching who provided the support for the event you can find out more @ www.alimasterscoaching.com