I am sorry I have been off the radar as of recent, sorry Chris. With all the hype leading up to worlds I did not want to add to it.
In about 4 hours I have to be up and start my duties as navigator/tactician for Phil O'niel's N/M 46 Natalie J for the Newport Bermuda Race. To say I am excited is an understatement.
What I really wanted to say though is thank you! I can not believe how many of my sailing heros have gone out of their way to say hello, and give me some advise and encouragement for the worlds. It has been a surreal experience sailing in Newport for the last two weeks. I can't count how many times I have gone sailing only to hear cheers and well wishes as I sail by the big boats that are practicing. One of the more special moments were Jonathan Mckee trying to help me find my comfort zone and to call him a sailing hero of mine is an understatement. By far though the most awesome experience was today when i had to make one last run to my packed up boat to get my watch and head lamp that i needed for the bermuda race. Jonathan Farrar was teaching a class at sail newport. When he saw me literally walked out of his class to come shake my hand and will as much positive energy he could in my direction. It is amazing that so many people care and I cant thank you ALL enough! I am ready and can't wait to go sailing in Weymouth. I am going to represent my country, my friends, my club, and myself.
My boat is awesome and I love it more every day i go sailing.
p.s. Dalton if i don't remember to email you about a sail I am sorry but yes i have sails and would be willing to part with one after worlds so just tough it out for another couple weeks.