Will Street

  • Olympic Development Squad Training Camp WPNSA, 1-4 March 2012

    We went to Weymouth early and replaced the old smaller rudder with one of the new larger rudders. This should improve manoeuvrability. Megan joined me for this camp and on the first two days we did starting, short races and I worked on ducking starboard tack boats. It all went well and I did improve my ducking technique. I also got in some gym sessions which was really great but very tiring.

    On the third day Mark Rushall joined us to help coach, which was excellent. He went through the different types of weather conditions and what affect they would have on race strategy considering shifts, predicted gains (tide, wind bends and pressure) and position. We then fitted GPS trackers and sailed a few races with one of us sailing the wrong way and the other tacking the right shifts. We moved the course several times to get different wind conditions. This really showed the difference between taking the right and wrong shifts. On the final day we joined in the racing. I beat Megan to the first mark on the first race but she passed me downwind. Although Megan won the other two races too, I was very pleased with my speed in the windy and wavy conditions.

    1 Comment

    • 1. May 21 2012 1:53PM by pat o leary

      well done will great to see your doing so well

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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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