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New Zealand's representative at the 2008 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships in the Girls Single Handed Dinghy, Cushla Hume-Merry provides this update on her European preparations before racing starts today.
Kiel 08 AFFEM
Cushla in Kiel 08 in her Rooster Racing Gear
Just a update on how my overseas trip is going.  I am still based in Germany, Kiel where I competed in the Kieler Woche regatta last week.  I finished 42nd out of 83 sailors with my best result as a 11th in the Gold fleet after the gold and silver cut.  I entered the regatta to focusing on working towards consistent results, improving my downwind strategy and starting,  however sadly I got three OCS (Black Flags) which you all may know does not help the score board when you only have one drop!


Kiel 08 RCJ
Photo of me in the Rooster sailing gear, it is very good quality and very warm!

I am now training hard on the small things my coach and I picked up on that can be improved before the Youth Worlds.  I am very confident that my progress is going well! I have managed to join in with the Germany Squad which consists of there Olympic rep.  This is allowing me to work hard on my downwind along with starts after many many start sequences! 
We are heading to Denmark, Arhaus on the 9th of July where we will be moving into the accommodation for the Youth Worlds and collecting our boats the next day to prepare before the practices race on the 11th.  Thanks for the support.
Cushla Hume-Merry
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