Today was another tough day. Great conditions with 18-23 kts and plenty of action. The race course in Istanbul was really open and allowed the opportunity for some big gains and losses.

Today we knew if we put a solid day together we would have a chance to win the event. Going into the final double points race we were 6 behind The Wave and 12 ahead of Alinghi. We sailed a really strong race and pulled out a win. Knowing The Wave needed to be three boats behind us we were watching to see where they were. In the end they finished mid fleet.

It is a great feeling to bounce back after the disappointing result in Cardiff. We debriefed hard and I think the result made you realise how hard you need to work to do well.

The guys all did a great job on board all week and it felt like we made good gains in our performance.

On the plane now heading home

Dean

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