Hello Everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Sorry I haven’t been posting. It’s because I’ve been sailing a TON to prepare for this championship.
You have probably seen other regatta posts, but this is a very, very, very important one. It is the FIRST ANNUAL RS Tera NA Championship hosted by the one and only Dana Point Yacht Club and sponsored by the Dana Point Harbor Youth Foundation. It was two days. Day one was the qualifying series. These were races to determine if the sailors were in the silver fleet or gold fleet. The top-performing sailors would go to the gold fleet, and the others would go into the silver fleet. The next day was the actual championship races to see who would be the first RS Tera North American Champion.
The Qualifying Races (Day 1)
Day one started off by me waking up at five in the morning. What? I was really excited. Anyway, I was just laying in my bed reading for a while, and then my mom woke up. She cooked breakfast, and I got ready. We left the house at about 7:30 and arrived at DPYC at about 7:55. We rigged our boats, but mine took the longest because my coach, Anthony, gave me a brand new sail!
After I was all rigged and launched, I checked in at the Dana Point Seabase which is right across the harbor. My mom, dad, brother, and sister were there. We also had a skippers’ meeting and then got towed into the ocean. Everyone got a color. I got white so I was in the white fleet. We did three long races and then were towed back in. We learned which fleet we were in the next day.
The Championships (Day 2)
I woke up on day two later than I did on day one. I went to the regatta website and clicked results. I had made it into gold fleet. Once I arrived, I unwrapped my sail, put my gear in and launched. I was out into the ocean before I got towed because I was the first one to leave the dock.
We waited for a while and finally started our first race. I scored third! I was really excited. The next one I got ninth! Whaaaaaaaaa 😦 . Then I came in sixth, then 5th, and 11th. Overall, I got in sixth place. It was a really fun day, and after that, inside the yacht club, there was an Italian Buffet. They had the award ceremony, and then we left.
I had a super fun week, and I’m excited to go to the championships next year! 🙂