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.