John Casey checked in from the Casey/Newberry campaign and JC and Sarah’s first European event together. We’re a couple of days late with this one; this Nico Martinez photo shows the sporty conditions the fleet has faced; JC and Sarah sit in tenth place (of 33) after three qualifying races.
Tomorrow Sarah and I leave for Palma de Mallorca, Spain for the second Sailing World Cup regatta of 2013. Since we won the first one and we have a promo video where I said ‘We’re on top of the world’ some of the teams are probably gunning for us. Who can blame them? Let’s race.
We’ll fly into Amsterdam on the 21st to pick up the boat, trailer (thanks Hobie Holland!) and van, visit some Dutch friends, then head on a 14-hour drive to Palma. Once there we’ll get onto a ferry for seven hours. When we arrive we’ll rig the boat up on the 25th and train hopefully on the 26 until the regatta starts on April 1st. We’re pretty much pre-rigged with all of our go-to gear coming with us. We weren’t expecting to go to Palma for the Princess Sofia Mapfre Regatta, but we’re ready to go against the top international teams on the Nacra 17.
We’re coming off of a successful Miami Sailing World Cup and a very productive session with the excellent US Sailing coaching in Miami. We’re totally ready to check in with the rest of the world.
Of course, every day we will check in our Facebook Page to give updates.
USA and proud! Thanks to everyone who has supported us to this point!