Please join us in welcoming the newest apparel sponsor for Epic Racing: Helly Hansen! We are honored to represent this highly respected sailing clothing brand on the 2014 Women’s International Match Race Series. Having the right equipment and technical gear to wear while competing is absolutely necessary for optimal performance. Helly Hansen’s new line of female racing apparel is a perfect match for small keelboat racing. We appreciate above all, the combination of functionality and style because looking good is half the battle.
The team arrived to Cork yesterday afternoon and busted out of our travel daze to get on the water for a few hours in a local boat called the 1720. (Fun fact: the boat is named for the year the Royal Cork Yacht Club was founded and is the oldest yacht club in the world!) Our focus was to become acquainted with the venue’s tides geographic features as well as smooth out onboard communications and timing.
This afternoon we have the official practice day in the J80s. We are looking forward to putting our hard work into play against some of the other teams and continue learning more quirks about the venue. The race area will be the north side of Cork Harbor where there is A LOT current and the surrounding hills will make for very shifty conditions.
Besides that, we are all set to go! We are feeling fresh and confident going into racing this week. We had two great days of training in Annaplis on the J/World J80s against Nevin Snow’s team with coach Dave Perry and onboard coach Taylor Canfield.
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We are looking forward to an epic week of sailing!!