Sorry to report bad news again.... today was totally
out of control.... first race was so - so .... but in
the second we got blown over and actually hit the
bottom in the process with our leward bow (this mud
puddle we sail in is only 3 - 4 feet deep) only six
boats or something were even able to finish the race -
almost everone was knocked over in the squall (and
these are the best guys in the world....
Anyway, in the acident I hit my face on the mast....it
made a crunching sound and I feared the worse... we
didnÃ¤t continue the race.... I was picked up by a
safty boat and taken straight to the hospital for x
rays (came back negative for brain matter) but a small
hairline crak above my right eye socket.
Greg was able to make it back to shore with the help
of the Aussies who jump onto his boat and helped to
gring it back..... many teams had big damages (which
cost us money) lucky for us just a small ship in the
bow (from the bottom!) 14 euros.... thank you very
much, so much for not having to pay for any
damages...this ws one of our goals
IÃ¤m back from the hospital and doing OK, but am
sporting a fairly sweet shiner - IÃ¤m gonna hit the
rack and see how I am in the morning... hopefully my
right eye won.t totally close up so I should be able
to go again tomorrow (we expect more normal
What a bummer.... the tale of two weeks... last week
was good, this week is not so great.
There are 4 more races scheduled and we,ll try our
best to salvage some results .... our goal I think now
is to make the final medal round on Saturday...but
there a bunch of work to do in order to move up in the
IÃ¤m going to bed now.