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Success at World Championships

I have just returned home after competing at the 2017 Women's Radial World Championships in Medemblik, Holland where I finished 12th overall!


Medemblik brought a variety of tricky conditions. I didn't start off the event well with the light tricky winds on the first day but didn't let it affect me mentally. The second day I executed my strategy and had good scores to move up. This mentality kept the same for the rest of the event and worked my way up in the standings. I did struggle the last day of qualifiers, the wind was super shifty and found myself going from the top 10 to bottom 10 in a matter of 5 minutes on the upwind beats. Overall, I am happy with my sailing and the progress that I have made and continue to make improvements all around.

This year, I did a lot of preparations for the worlds. I spent a lot of time in the gym and on the water with specific goals and techniques that would be required for the worlds in Medemblik. Now I have the month off to rest, recover and hit the gym as I will be heading to Barcelona for the Europeans at the beginning of October. 

I would like to thank my coach (Vaughn Harrison), strength & conditioning coach (Sheldon Persad), nutritionist (Christine St.Clair), entire CSIO staff, Sail Canada, family, friends and of course Ashbridge's Bay Yacht Club for all the support, each of them had a major role in my success at my second World Championships! Next year is the ISAF World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark and the first country olympic qualifier. 

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