We hit the water at 8.30am this morning.. and let me tell you.. it was not warm. Putting our wet gloves on actually hurt… Taking them home to dry them tonight!!!
After we got over the shock of the cold.. (or went numb) we managed to get through three races.. The wind was a little shifty and crazy, with some big rain squalls coming through all morning… We had some mixed races, with the results showing a 2,1,2, however we were up and down at times, and made a few more mistakes than we would have liked.
Not sure how much to blame brain freeze, and the fact that Jo was struggling to hold onto ropes.. pulling things on took about three times the normal time! Rather frustrating, and Polly got a little grumpy in race 1 (and Jo did too) – it was just that cold.
A lot happier now sitting at home with soup and the heaters on! Have to go back down to the boat soon to do some boat work though.. just psyching ourselves up for that!!
Then we have three more races tomorrow to conclude the ‘opening series’ after which we have the race of for the medals – the ‘final race’ which counts for almost more than the four days racing preceding it! A little crazy….