49er Nationals 2008

20 08 2008

We’re just getting ready for the 49er Nationals in Weymouth this weekend.  I personally think it’s a shame that it’s only a 3 day event, which is nothing compared to most other classes getting week long events for their National Championships.  Anyway, 3 days means that you really have to get the good results in early to do well, so it’s going to come down to who has the best start on Saturday.

We’ve worked hard on fitness over the last few months since Kiel.  We’ve both been riding 3 or 4 times a week for about an hour and a half each time.  We’ve been hitting the gym very hard, trying to get the extra weight needed (and have seen an increase of 3kg to bring us up to 150kg since Kiel) and have worked on flexibility and overall conditioning to reduce injury risks etc.  Although we were fast in the breeze in Kiel, with some good boat handling in the big stuff, the extra weight should help us out for the next windy event.  Lets hope it’s the Nationals.

I’ll keep you posted on how things go.

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5 responses

22 08 2008
Neil

Im going to be at weymouth on saturday so I will keep an eye out for you guys sailing around, I hope it goes well for you!

22 08 2008
visser49erracing

Thanks dude. You sailing 29ers at the Nationals?

22 08 2008
Neil

Sure am, hoping we get enough breeze to be powered up cos we’ve got pace upwind once we are. Maybe not on the top guys but we’re faster than alot of people we normally sail against when its light! See you guys there

27 08 2008
celebrityscraps

Felix watermarked a promo pic that he did for you… bit tight….

27 08 2008
James

So what went wrong at the nationals?

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