Will Street

  • Delta Lloyd EUROSAF European Cup Event Medemblik Netherlands, 20-24 May

    This event is Open which means that able bodied and Paralympic sailors can compete. Also the Open class rules do not restrict the amount of lead in the keel, although the all up boat weight must be the same. This means that newer, lighter boats can carry more lead in the keel increasing their righting moment. My older boat just allows me to carry maximum lead for Paralympic events but I have no corrector weights so cannot increase the keel weight for Open events. This is a disadvantage in stronger winds but I have chosen to use my older boat as I am more familiar with it.

    There was a good entry of 23. On the first day the wind was light but increased to 14 knots for the end of the second race. I had a good day with a 3rd and 5th. The second day was very light and we had to wait until 5.30 pm to start our races. The wind was dying and got very fluky. I finished 13th and 11th. In the second race I got a favourable shift and could have rounded the last mark 2nd but it went back and I rounded 5th only to be passed down the run by boats on both sides who got some puffs!

    Unfortunately I fell out of my chair on the third day and strained muscles in my neck and upper back so could not complete in any more races so fished 20th overall. I was very pleased to get in a couple of good race results when the conditions were good.

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At the age of twelve, I was diagnosed with Freidriechs Ataxia, a degenerative genetic disorder which affects my nerves and muscle co-ordination. I have chosen not to research my condition as I would rather live for today and focus on the life I lead rather than dwell on what might be.

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