Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Have had three days of training with the coach and getting used to the conditions. Tomorrow is the regatta which is four days long. It is one of their major regattas.
It is very different sailing conditions. At 6am there is no breeze and steadily builds till 11am when it so windy we lose our hats. Then at about three it slowly begins to die.
Its really hot, we are drinking lots and lots of water. We start sailing at 10 and finish at 4. The teams from Wallis and Fortuna (North of Fiji) arrived yesterday and the Noumean team trained today.
At times it is quite hard to control the boat but alot of the time it is windy and very fun because we go really fast when we get surfing down the waves.
Sailing into the wind in heavy conditions will cause my boat to slowly tip and therfore I have to lean out of my boat and it looks something like this.
Yesterday our coach Briar spread Zinc on our faces and made cool designs.
We sailed this morning really early from 8am and then went to the aquarium in the afternoon.