Words: Calum Gregor With the rest of the team arriving earlier in the week, it was great to be all back together for the first time since the boat left Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in the container.
Having rigged the boat up in the days prior and gone for a few training sessions, the rest of the team were roaring to go; particularly as the mercury reached the heady heights of 12C - the warmest it had been since the team arrived last Thursday.
We launched at 1400hrs as the sea breeze filled in and the glue had dried on some of the boat work that had been done. We aimed to use the session for getting back into normal procedures as, due to my slightly delayed arrival, we hadn't sailed in our normal positions since November.
The sea breeze came in with around 8 to 10kts of wind from the north west and we had quite shifty wind as it came off the land to windward of us. We spent a while practicing gybing doing a long 45 minute downwind to near Napoli before going back for an equally long upwind. All in all, it was great to be back out on the water again and we think we made some nice little marginal gains that will put is in good stead come the regatta next week.
The forecast isn't looking great for the next week but we are confident that the sea breeze will come in on all of them.
Stay tuned as we prepare for the Liberty Bitcoin Youth Foiling World Cup starting next week!
Image: Rinske Kuiper, RSK Moments