Sailing World Cup Miami Day 1

A West/Southwest breeze and lumpy sea state welcomed day one.

The day did not go particularly well and for one primary reason, my starts lacked aggression. This was made so by timidness and maybe some first day nerves that decided to take the driver seat. I know I have the tools to execute good starts and am determined to do just that tomorrow.

Final lead in SWC Miami 2017

Racing starts tomorrow for Miami Sailing World Cup 2017.
I am looking forward to starting the series and all preparations have gone according to the plan that I have made prior to the event. All that is left now is to go out and sail.
Together with my coach we have put three process goals together and generally put they are: Starting, Strategy, and Starstruck. The last one I will leave to your imagination...
I feeling confident in my preparation and process and the work that I have put in the three months prior to this event. Regardless of the turnout I could have not done anything more to ready myself, and that leaves me with a good feeling.
Thank you so everyone for your continued donations, Peter Bruneu for the flights here, and the partnerships who help me do what I love. I can't thank you all enough for taking the time or money to make what I do a reality.
Here is a VLOG from the final days leading into the event
Thank you,
Justin Norton
Canada 206118

Sailing World Cup Miami 2017

I recently received confirmation that I have been granted a birth to Sailing World Cup Miami 2017. This is the first stop of the world cup circuit for the coming year taking place on January 24-28 on the waters of Key Biscayne.

Being the post Olympic year World Sailing (our global governing body) makes changes to the format of the World Cup circuit and qualifications. This year they have limited entries to 60 boats. Making it much more difficult to compete on the world stage I am grateful to have earned a spot.

Unfortunately with the weaker Canadian dollar at the moment it has made attendance significantly more expensive. I am seeking your support to aid in my participation at this regatta. All the monies raised will go directly towards my flight, accommodation, and regatta entry. I am looking to raise $3000 CAD, and breakdowns as so:

-Flight: $600CAD
-Regatta Entry: $450CAD
-New Sail: $750CAD
-Accommodations: $1200CAD

Any contribution you can forward goes a long way in my development. If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact me

Justin Norton