Busy School Days

            This school year is already time consuming; the majority of my free time not spent sailing is now used for completing my never-ending homework. Everyone always said that Junior year would be the hardest but I never would have thought that it would become so difficult so fast! I've still been sailing as much as I can, mainly multihulls on Mondays and Lasers on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Sarasota Youth Sailing Race Team is hoping to add another day to its multihull practice which would be a huge bonus! Unfortunately school is going to start cutting into my sailing time more and more as this year progresses, but I'm going to continue staying ahead with my work and hopefully sail close to as much this year as I have in the past. It's going to be tougher to miss school for regattas this year so I will probably be doing more local and shorter regattas this year but I'm planning on throwing in some larger events when I can (Alter Cup, Orange Bowl...). Laser practice this past Thursday and Saturday went well. We have a large amount of new sailors who joined the team this year and I can already see how quickly some of them have progressed! This year's going to be tough but if I work hard it'll be just one more step towards a successful career in my future!