At the end of April I competed in Act 1 of the Women's World match racing tour in San Francisco. Match racing consists of short fifteen-minute races in small keelboats with the first boat across the finish line being the winner of the match. San Francisco was an awesome event with lots learnt whilst racing with the Golden Gate bridge in the background. My team of four came 8th out of ten boats which was respectable against some teams with a lot more experience than us. I look forward to doing more match racing to build on the lessons learnt from San Francisco.
After exam season my focus has been on preparation for the Foiling Moth World Championships which are due to take place mid-June. As I am relatively new to this class it has been important to get the basics right and I am looking forward to seeing how I line up against some of the best in the world.
I also had a training camp in Lake Garda sailing the 69F at the end of May, this was a great experience and I really hope to race more of this class soon. The rest of the summer will consist of some events however the majority of my focus will be on completing my dissertation. After this, I look forward to some new sailing challenges without having to balance it with my studies.