Inspired by the countless TV review shows leading up to the new year I have spent a while looking back on 2010.
Trying to figure out what I was taking about in written notes made in airports, railway queues, dockside and anywhere else is useful experience as illuminating about what I have learned as what I should write about after the event. 2010 was a busy year for me and I think the best way to capture what I got up to is in a list.

Team race training at Spinnaker
Elliot sailing with girlfriend in Weymouth
Match racing in Marseilles
Americas Cup “spectating” in Valencia
34.7, Hamble
Elliot sailing with Lucy Macgregor, Palma
Work in Demark
Match racing in Italy
Swan 45, Red Funnel
34.7, Hamble
Mermaid match racing, Seaview
Go4Speed, keelboat coaching with Elvstrom in Kiel
Cervantes race, TP52
Wilson Trophy!
Match Race Europeans
Big boat challenge, First 40, Denmark
Twelve meter match racing, Harwich
J109 Nationals, Hamble
Farr 45 Nationals, Weymouth
Round The Island, Farr 45
Farr 45 Match Racing Nationals
Cork Week, Swan 45
British Classic Nationals, Giles 48
Cowes Week, 12m
Farr 45, Hamble
Round Britain and Ireland, TP52
Southampton boatshow/ Bestival
RS200 Open, Stokes Bay
Artemis Academy Trails
X40 Umpiring, Spain
Farr 40 match race, Turkey
Match race nationals, Queen Mary
Etchels Europeans, Italy
Artemis figaro sailing, Weymouth/ France

After a busy, interesting and certainly varied year I can wait to get stuck into a much more focussed program of Figaro sailing for the foreseeable future.


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One Response to Retrospective

  1. “First 34.7”
    Is that all we are to you?
    After all the hard yards,
    All the emotion,
    All the tears,
    All the beers,
    All the highs and lows,
    All the pork pies,
    All the team beats,
    All the man groping,
    …all we are to you is a number

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