The idea of this little corner of this homepage, is to keep you up to date with our ‘Road to the Tokyo medals’
myself would be far to boring and therefore I feel we’re touch much more ground
if tell you that I’m extremely fascinated with the ‘Norwegian behaviour to snow’,
which is very much like the Dutch people lose every form of decency to having
ice on the lakes. Today the most impressive picture in this perspective was
observing a guy in the next door Burger King ordering a burger with his skis in
in his hands and dressed in full skiing gear! I almost felt at home until I
realised the things in his hands were ski instead of skates.
More to the
point of sailing I was quite pleased that we had a fair part of our
‘revitalised’ Norwegian sailing team on the water for the 1st World Cup in
Miami, USA. It gave me a good opportunity to get to know the sailors in their
natural habitat, which is while training in their boats and where it counts the
most. And just the fact that the majority of our opponent national sailing teams
gave a ‘no show’ is for me partially an indication that other national teams
haven’t set their tracks as well as we have done. Prioritising of having the
teams on the water as much as ‘humanly possible’ is the 1st step for starting
up the fundaments on which to build success.
I hope to use
this ‘website corner’ to give you ‘peeps’ into our escapades and little
learnings that we encounter on our ‘Road to the Tokyo medals’.
Have a happy
weekend and fair winds!Rigo de Nijs
Norwegian Sailing Federation