Zach and I have had a great week of training here in Palma de Mallorca and are ready for racing to begin tomorrow. This past week, we have been organizing and measuring our equipment, working out, sailing, and moving from our temporary housing to our shared rental house with U.S. men’s 470 team Stu McNay and Dave Hughes. Our days in Europe are always full, but we are enjoying our new tasks as we begin to understand our boat and ourselves better.
With a full week of 12+ hour days, we took Friday and Saturday off to rest our bodies and our minds. Although we intended to try and explore the island a little bit, somehow we ended up napping for most of the days which was probably for the best. Much of the island was shut down for Good Friday services including all grocery stores and many restaurants.
World Cup Palma is the second stop on the World Cup Tour and is the first in Europe. Racing begins tomorrow morning at 11 am. There will be three days of qualifying before a two day final series race begins. The event concludes with the medal race on Saturday. We will be updating throughout the event on our website and on our Facebook page (please like our page!)