Since our last trip to Europe we have had a busy 5 weeks training in NZ towards our big event for the year...Weymouth and Portland International Regatta (Olympic Test Event).

We recently had a little break from training to attend the Yachting New Zealand Team Launch for this event where we were announced as the 49er representatives and presented with our official competition bibs. The function took place in the fitting location of The Maritime Museum. It was a great opportunity to catch up with the rest of the team, including the coaches, support crew and of course mingle with the media.

We can’t wait for the event to start; it will be good to test ourselves against the other top countries one year out from the Olympics! The regatta mimics the race format and fleet sizes of the Olympic Games so it’s a great chance to fine-tune our performances in a competitive environment.