This past weekend was spent on the water training with coaching from John Casey. It was my last weekend of practice with my boat before it's packed up onto the trailer for the ride up to Hyannis. Saturday started out with a strong breeze from the south and a nice long kite run up to the north end of Sarasota Bay. The wind soon became lighter and we ended up sailing in single-trapping conditions most of the day. Sunday was a different day completely though: we went out New Pass and trained in the gulf! We had a light southerly breeze which eventually shifted to the southwest. We got some extremely valuable experience dealing with waves both upwind and downwind in the gulf and I'm definitely going to suggest going out there during more of our practices! Sunday's wave practice was crucial as the conditions in Hyannis could be very similar.