It’s an exciting time for us, the racing season is about to begin. In a couple of weeks we will head off to Poznan in Poland for the first competition of the season, the European Championships. Yesterday our team was announced and it was the first chance we had to talk freely about which boats each of us will be competing in. Despite knowing for the last couple of weeks, it’s still very new and fresh, I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into racing again.
This time, I’m in an eight racing with some guys I have competed with before and some I haven’t. We have an important season ahead, culminating in Olympic qualification at the World championships in September. The bottom line is that we must make sure we do everything we can to ensure we have a full squad of boats out there in Rio. If we’re there we can compete for medals, if we aren’t we can’t!