Monday, 26 January 2009
I was standing on Geelong seafront reflecting on how lucky I was. Here was me, racing some of the best guys in the world, in fact this probably was a mock worlds, in a beautiful new boat, with one of the best race committee's I've sailed under.
Life was good. I'd just won four heats and it was nice to be at the front again.
I was thinking all of this when I stood in a camel turd. That was on Saturday. That day didnt get any better.
Nathan deserved to win. He wasn't flawless but he is a polished act. A professional racer. It's great to have him in the class and I hope he can make it to Cascade Locks.
Dave Lister is so big he probably has to buy clothes at "High and Mighty" but jeez he's fast downwind. Where the rest of us are Microsoft he is Apple Mac and does his own thing. If he can make it, he is a contender for the Worlds in windy Cascade Locks too.
The rest of the results were a bit surprising, John Harris is a big regatta guy and will always perform when it matters, but he was a bit slow upwind actually.
Scotty was consistent but never got the best start, the best first beat..
Bora showed brilliance but also flaws, he was there at the windward mark but just well.. thought to much about things..
Anyway for me it was great to be running up at the front. I had only raced twice since the June Worlds in the UK and it showed a bit.
Every now and again.