America One San Pedro Chronicles:
Brady and Perrin Join Team In San Pedro
SAN PEDRO, CA - August 2, 1999 - Training has started in San Pedro and will continue until the end of August. For daily reports on activities ashore and afloat, visit this site daily for news, commentary and photographs.
Daily Report, August 2, 1999
After a successful regatta sailing in Cowes, IOW, in the Champagne Mumm Admiral's Cup with the Dutch team, Gavin Brady and I made our way to San Pedro. It is a great situation to arrive to. The workouts are tough, the food is terrific, the morale is high, and the sailing is great. I have to say it is great to be back with the guys and to see our new boat.
This morning started off with the "Billy Bates Show" in the gym. I read the reports the last few weeks and was not disappointed with the intensity of the morning regimen. Tomorrow's scheduled session the guys have titled "Hell on Sand". It is a beach workout that I don't know too much about but I am sure to find out soon. Chef Mark Reihana follows up with a great breakfast afterwards and I am sure my appetite will be as big as it was this morning.
Today, we towed out into the Pacific under a blanket of thick fog. As the fog burned off, the breeze steadily built and we had a beautiful day of sailing for our two boats with 15 knots of wind. Our testing grounds appear to be ideal with a short stretch from our base to open waters and consistent sea breezes. Compared to our 75-minute tows in Auckland, we gain quite a substantial amount of sailing time each day. We are expecting productive days here in California this month and are excited about the knowledge we will gain. Thanks for checking in with us. Gotta go get prepared for "Hell on Sand".
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