It has been some awesome training here, where I have had the opportunity to race with Antoine Albeau (22 x World Champion), Arnon Dagan (NP head tester), Mateus Isaac and of course the North crew. Its hard to beat and I have certainly improved, so I am really amped for the racing in New Caledonia.
For those interested in the technical stuff my board speed has improved a lot across all of my gear where I am now feeling very comfortable on everything from my biggest stuff to my small gear. I still have a lot more work to do and need more race experience but I am happy with where I am at the moment.
Mateus has been my main training buddy where we have sailed basically every day and it has been awesome preperation for New Caledonia. I will not be the only kiwi this year with three others coming over also including the newest member of Team10 Jack Holliday. I believe there will be a live feed so closer to the time I will let you know how to check that out.
We have had some pretty light wind days so I have had time for some really cool adventures around the island. While doing this I have fallen in love with the new tropical Red Bull! Its my new summer fling, but if you try it you will understand. Anyways check out some of the picture below of the spots I found.