For the second week of Penn Sailing’s Fall 2017 season, the team trekked up to King’s Point, NY to sail three divisions for the Nevin’s Trophy at USMMA. After a ceremonial stop at Chick-fil-a, we arrived at the Hanlon residence, where we stayed for the weekend. Huge thanks to the Hanlons for their hospitality this weekend!
In extremely light breeze and a fleet that proved very difficult to navigate, Penn sailed a very competitive weekend. The two days were filled with major strong-points and valuable lessons at every turn. All three boats came away from the weekend having honed their skills in ways that would only be possible at a competitive intersectional. Personally, this was definitely the most competitive fleet that I have ever sailed, which made for a challenging, but extremely positive learning experience. Thanks to the positive reinforcement and great feedback from the team, I was able to make the weekend extremely productive. I got over some bad habits and learned many new skills.
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