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Reading Week in Mexico

Not the typical reading week of a university student! While most students travel to Mexico with friends to have fun on the beach, I headed down for training. I always love returning to the International Sailing Academy for training camps. The setup in Mexico is fantastic! Good breeze, warm water, Petra (the cook), what's not to love! 

The focus of this camp was downwind speed + strategy and starting. With that goal in mind, we towed upwind for about an hour in the morning when there is little breeze. Then the journey down the bay begins with building winds. By the time you reach the bottom it is already blowing 15 knots. Talk about champagne conditions! We spent about 3 and a half hours on the water of quality training every day. Being in Mexico did not stop us from being in the gym; most mornings Brenda, Gage and I went to the closest gym, a short 10 minute drive away and always stopped at the gas station on the way home to get a chocolate milk for our recovery. Although we missed out on the usual Laser Midwinter's East in Clearwater, Florida, this training camp was a huge success.Thank you to ISA for another great time in Mexico, I'm sure I'll be back before I know itStay tuned.