After a bit of relaxing at home, we travelled to Palma for a little training camp. Luck was not on our side during the journey, with two trailer incidents on the road, the latter being completely destructive for the trailer…
The value of a large supportive team occurred to us when we got rescued by Ad van den Oever, who brought us a spare Box trailer somewhere near Paris in just 10 hours from breaking the axis of a wheel!
Ad was really our hero of the week, allowing us to continue our journey to Palma with just one day delay!!
In Palma we finally reunited with the boys, after a whole winter of training on different locations around the world. What’s better than teambuilding around your own fireplace at home!!
And once again, we managed to get fantastic accomodation, including some oversized pets!!
Of course a lot of work had to be done to improve ourselves on the water. The weather was not really in our favor, same outside temperature as at home, but we managed to kick in some good hours again and definitely had a lot of fun too!!
Special thanks to Magic Marine for our new winter clothing (Ace Fullsuit) that we really needed these past weeks! Check their new website for the latest collection and team news! http://www.magicmarine.com
The team had a big surprise for Nina on her birthday, getting a Frozen cake and baby Champaign… The real deal has to be earned!!;-) We also had a lovely dinner with all Dutchies (and semi-Dutchies, Nicole and Thijs from Aruba) and of course sushi had to be included for a proper birthday!
We are currently doing a lot of testing for Rake Rigging Medemblik and the rope brand Lancelin we started with some custom designed spinaker sheet, soon followed up by a customized main and jib sheet. So far the specifics of the sheet have improved a lot and are getting closer and closer to the ideal! It´s exciting to be part of this technical development and help bring the FX equipment to a higher level!!
After two weeks training we went home for some rest and physical development. Nina found a new supporter to our team, Fitness365 for physical training in her home town. The fascilitaties are top-level and so is the training support! Thank you Fitness365 for becoming part of our RoadtoRio!!
Next week we are up for the Arenal Training Camp regatta as a preparation for the Princess Sofia Eurocup at the end of March.