Doing it my way

Righty, I thought I would publish this here so that people can stop questioning/interrogating me about whether or not I will be competing at the Worlds next month. The answer is: no, I wont be. My reasoning for this decision is as follows:

1. I have sailed no more than 7 times since the Worlds in Garda last year.
2. That sailing has not all been in my own boat.
3. My boat is not a ready-set-up foiler that I can just jump in and fly – it is something entirely different to everything else that is out there and I have not yet managed to get it working to its full potential.
4. I do not yet feel that I have enough control to be on a race course with 10 boats, let alone 80.
5. I am not that keen on racing and never really have been. I enjoy sailing for sailing, not for competition. Maybe this will one day change, but it hasn’t yet.
6. I would like to race for the first time when I feel ready, not when everybody else is telling me I should be.

I may well be in Weymouth for the week of the Worlds, and I may well have a boat with me, but I will not be competing. I will be continuing to learn and develop at my own rate of knots and having a bloody good time.

That’s all for now…FBG goes sailing again next weekend!

Em

One Reply to “Doing it my way”

  1. Good stuff Em! Hope your boat gets sorted when you feel ready 😉 Mhh maybe that boat’s got different ideas. Moths, sigh… But enjoy anyways!

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