Back with the updates!

Hi sorry for being out of touch the last few weeks since leaving for Europe.  It’s been a little interesting to say the least.  While in laptop and camera disappeared (need I say more), well there is an upside, I took out insurance for these items the week before..and so I got some new upgrades and a new computer. So time to catch up.  Palma De Mallorca..First World Cup event of the Season (palma)Palma started off with a great start. One major part of my strategy this year is to take advantage of the length of the season. With a later start and a better peak to performing when it counts.  Difference here is that Palma is three months into the season for most other sailors as they still have to qualify for the games.  For my first event in mostly light to medium wind i did suprisingly well.  My best finishes were just out of the top ten with worst in the 30s out of 100 men.  Many times during each race I’d be inside the top ten..and with diligent improvement as i move onto my build and peak I’ll be sitting as well as hoped for my best ever performance at the games.  Almost 5 months left till the games starts..and this event was my season opener with pages of notes taken for what was done right and wrong.  Next stop is a smaller event located in lake garda italy and this promises a smaller fleet abeit with some very strong opponents, just as the olympics takes away any duplicate country strength at the games.  I really can t wait and excited about how much i can improve to compete for a dream come true in august.  Thank you all for getting us here the journey has just begun, the strategy at this testing phases is working, and these easily fixable errors will be elliminated in the next regatta.  I ll write again soon when i get back up and running in italy..Hey!..if there were spelling errors above..that was written by phone in cut me some slack!Yours Ben   

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