Last week was a big one! With the Uni Games and NSW Youth Champs on in the same week! Both were three day events and luckily the weather gods played nicely for the most part. Uni Games was a Teams Racing event that I was umpiring for the second year in a row. NSW Youth Champs I was also on the water as part of the Jury working with several of the same people which was nice as we all get along.
Both events were around an 1hr in good traffic from home making the week a very long one by the time I would try to look at some work for DeckHardware and the Sydney Sailboat Expo.
Umpiring Uni Games can be a lot of fun as usually there are several teams featuring some very good sailors. This year was no different making it enjoyable to umpire as you watch their skills on the race course.
Our DeckHardware Ambassadors did a great job at Youth Champs and it was nice to catch up with them all whilst waiting for breeze ashore. It was good to see the Green fleet opti coaches having some fun with the kids as well. After all sailing especially at that age is all about the fun!
As the year rolls on I keep getting busier just when I think it not possible! In just over four weeks time I will be in Europe to attend the International Sailing Summit and Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam. There is so much to do to get ready for METS as I will be meeting with all the DeckHardware Suppliers. Let alone all the work that needs to be done before I am away again.
Roll on the busy time of year! Don’t forget to check out my Twitter account also!