The Europeans championships in Denmark turned out to be a tough event with 37 boats and all of the top competitors not just from Europe but around the globe making an appearance. We raced in a huge range of conditions but with the wind invariably coming from the land it was a very shifty, gusty and unpredictable race course.
I was sailing with Kate Macgregor having been paired together a week before we left for Denmark and having not sailed together since Palma regatta in April we were a bit rusty! But as the week progressed we really improved our racing and got back up to 13th.
We started off the week sailing further out to sea where the water was plagued with hundreds and thousands of jellyfish! On the windy day we capsized and picked up a few into the boat and wrapped they around the ropes! As the regatta progressed we got further and further into shore and ended up racing just metres away from the spectators!
On one of the final races we were winning the race in front of all the onlookers and the wind suddenly completely changed direction and capsized us! The week was full of lots of hero to zero moments like this! But we battled though it and managed to keep improving!
We have come away with heaps of learning points and now we are in our pairs, we can work together for a decent length of time up until the World championships in September!