The Laser Europeans was possibly the most physically demanding event I've done so far this year! For all but two of the qualifying days, we had big wind, waves and tide which really tested your mental and physical strength.
In the qualifying series, I managed to get a 3rd and a 4th in two of the six races that took place which earned me a place in Gold Fleet. The final series in Gold Fleet was some of the most challenging racing I have ever experienced and I can honestly say that I gave it everything I had. I had a couple of unfortunate races in the final series; snapping a tiller extension in one race and getting a Black Flag Disqualification in the other race. Despite these bad races, I still finished 33rd in the European Championship.
I could not be happier with my result, if you had told me that I would get this result in my first year of senior fleet racing I wouldn't have believed you!