Team Black Tidey Sailing 49erFX

Staying in the Loop- November 2022

GRP Photoshoot with Felix Diemer

Wow were we lucky with the weather, I don’t think golden hour could have gotten any better! Felix Diemer, an exceptional sailing photographer came down to Weymouth for the day to do an epic photoshoot for us in our stunning GRP boat. The GRP graphics couldn’t have looked any better in the sun and we are so happy with the results. We hope you love the photos as much as we do.

Team camp

We started off December with our British Sailing Team camp, a great way to catch up with the other sailors, coaches and support staff after the end of the racing season. A lot of inspiring talks and great takeaways after being in the same room with many of our sailing role models. We had our annual price giving team dinner to end off the week and then we were straight out to Vilamoura just in time before the cold really set in in England!

Vilamoura Training Camp

Getting away for winter training is crucial for us as the on water hours are longer and much more productive. Although we got out of the UK just before the cold set in, we arrived in a not so sunny Portugal (albeit 15 degrees warmer!). Classic brits we had come prepared with our offshore kit packed so the torrential rain couldn’t stop us! Nevertheless, we have had some insane sailing as our coach said “Vilamoura has definitely delivered”. Epic sea state and plenty of wind, we couldn’t have asked for much more. Our main focuses for the first week out here have been tuning, technique and setup which we have completed our goals. This week we have a a coaches regatta between the 15th and 18th where our focus will be on our race craft and boat handling.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We will head home on the 19th for a well deserved Christmas break and switch off. It has been a very busy period for us the last few months with a lot achieved and we can’t wait to feel refreshed to take on the new year. A New Years blow out and then we are straight back on the grind from the 3rd of Jan and flying out to our next camp in Lanzarote on the 5th for hopefully more sun and a lot less rain!