More training in Perth
After my week off, I've had a great week training in Perth. The first day of training started out with light breeze, but built to about 10 knots by mid-afternoon. Every other day has been pretty windy, with winds in the 20+ knots each day. One day we even had breeze over 30 knots. A lot of people left the Perth International Regatta thinking that the breeze could be light down here and that the "Doctor" (the nickname for the big summer sea breeze) was just a myth. And while it doesn't blow insanely hard everyday, I've found the breeze to be more reliable in December so far than a few weeks ago!
The group started out at about 15-20 sailors each day, but when containers were packed for Melbourne a couple days ago, the group shrunk to about 8 sailors. The past few days, and for the rest of my training, I've been sailing with the Swedish and Norwegian guys. Those guys are all very fast upwind so it's been good to have people push me to hike hard!
Two more days of training before I pack my boat up. On Wednesday morning I head to Melbourne.