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Worlds report 3, even higher water and early morning practice.

19 June 2011 No Comment

worlds 003Once again the water was higher in Plattling today.  The sun is starting to think about coming out, but we will have to wait and see.  The coaching platform that was hung by the event organizers is getting dangerously close to floating away.  The first day that the platform was hung you could sit with your legs hanging off the side and not touch the water.  This morning there was about 6 inches between the water and the bottom of the platform.  The training slots continue to rotate, and today was the early day for the US.  We had the first team training slot at 8am.  Before the allotted training times there is open water time that a solid number of athletes are waking up super early to take advantage of.  The level was really fun today, and the folks in carbon boats were loving life.  The wave was getting a bit faster, but it was also starting to flatten out as the pool depth is increasing.  The mystery seam was a bit more powered up today, but the eddy was noticeably swirlier.  It has been great to see all of the countries banding together to help their other team members improve as the competition gets closer.  Today will be my last two session practice day before preliminaries, and tomorrow I will do one last session and spend a good bit of time watching all the other countries tomorrow.  I am off to go video WK ambassador, Mark Richard’s, session with team Canada.  Keep checking back for more updates every day. 

Later ; Colin

 

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