Since our first race of the season, the Solo Maître Coq, we have had a few days coaching with Tanguy in Lorient, but a lot of what we have been doing out on the water has been self directed, with lots of boat work and prep thrown in for good measure. The past month has been the last we will spend in Lorient, soon hitting the road for the race in Concarneau followed by an Academy photo shoot in Cherbourg soon after. Then back south to Granville ready for the final warm up race of the season, the Solo Basse Normandie starting 16th May and finishing in Deauville – the starting port for the Solitaire du Figaro.
Artemis 23 is in a decent racing state, my mind and body are well rested and I’ve reflected a lot on the first race. Today marks one week to the start of our second race of the season, and just over a month to the start of the Solitaire du Figaro. May is going to be a hectic month, but I’m looking forward to the Solo Concarneau and hopefully showing what I can do.
We’ve got one week of training left with Tanguy ahead of the race now and I’m hoping to use the week to focus on parts of my sailing that I believe I need to improve and that will play a big part in the race….mainly reaching!
It is going to be a pretty tough couple of months, but I am really excited to get back on the racecourse.