Day 1 saw a two hour period with 4-24 knots of wind and after a few light air practice starts we enjoyed a long beat up along the shore of South Beach and then a very quick run back down to Government Cut.the video above is from our run back down. Flat water and 25 knots of wind had us all in the back of the boat doing 22-23 knots. It was great to see all 8 boats out on the course warming up and pretty funny to see all the chase boats buzzing around taking pictures of the other teams. including the US Sailing Team 49er Class for both men and women as well as a few of the Nacra Teams.
Yesterday was a really difficult and shifty day. We did 9 practice starts and 3 practice races and it was a great opportunity to warm up and test our boat handling skills. The lulls and puffs were huge and the shifts were even bigger, at times oscillating through easily 30 degrees. There were numerous lead changes on the practice races and it gave everyobe a chance to feel the highs and lows.
Tomorrow looks to be a very light start to the Worlds with only 5-10 knots of wind as the high pressure settles over us and dominates our wind patterns. Luckily Wednesday looks better with the possibility for 13-18 Knots of wind.
More updates to follow.