Winterseries 2010/2011 – first races 20-21 November 2010

It’s almost one year that we have our precious little J and we love it more and more.

Finally we have a great team for the winter in place: Welcome Ludo, Berit and Andreas on the 4th position together with helm (Stan), bow (Audrey) and me, nowadays on the main/spi….

So up it shall go! (In the ranking of course… 🙂



Training on Saturdays, Regatta on Sundays, that’s the formula for the winterseries and a very nice training it was on this first Sunday (20/11/2010). Mainly because we had the chance to train together with quiet some other Js and enjoyed the stress of 6 small races (and starts!) in the afternoon, together with basic boat-handling in the morning.

There was hardly any wind – which is where we are really bad anyway… So perfect training!

The mood was good (and not only because of our elected honouree crewmember called hot Glühwein…) and we had fun!

 Sunday is racing… a little bit more wind was offered to us, but generally very light conditions. To start with we have to thank a very helpful German crew helping us improving our rigging. (well, our spreader was pointing more or less in the wrong direction, namely up – must have happened on one of the mast down occasions).

Happy we had found something so easily improvable we raced two nice races in wonderful weather and not even cold!

 So, now I wished I could report o great results, but even if we are progressing it takes time (and noone is asking us how fast we would like to have it) so it was a beautiful day on the water with great company and a result in the end of 22/26. Not bad though of course we want more….



I hope to see you soon on the water again!


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