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March 2008

24th March 2008

Will We Be Selected for the Olympics?

9 people rate this

The World Championships have just finished and I am once again left with mixed emotions.  My goal was to achieve a top ten finish and to be the top British boat in order to end the Olympic Selection Process.  I achieved my first goal by finishing a very pleasing 7th, however I was beaten by Andrea Brewster who managed to secure the Bronze Medal. 

 

This is one of the unfortunate aspects of sport where you can only control how well you do and not how anyone else does.  Andrea sailed a superb regatta knowing she had nothing to lose having finished 4th Brit in Miami.  This obviously seriously complicates the decision for the Olympic selection committee and only a fool would try to pre-empt their decision! 

 

  Penny - New Zealand training

18th March 2008

Daring Sets Sail in Just Over a Week

11 people rate this

Work, work. work. Does my boss not realise what time off is? Anyone would think we are trying to get a ship to sea. There’s always lots to do but with the Contractor still responsible for running the ship at sea, our focus is on training serials everyday to ensure we can deal with any fire or flood that may happen whilst we are at sea.

We’ve had a mess dinner this week which was a great success, and we were able to dine out with the old Executive Warrant Officer.  It was fun, not only because I organised it, but more so to have a glass or two of wine and some port, and see who can’t control their bladder!