We’ve been competing now for three days. That has included 9 races, 18 hours on the water, 15 starting sequences, 24 PB&J sandwiches, and countless decisions. However, the story behind our score line comes down to 3 decisions.
The Obstacle is the Way is a book about success, process, understanding your place in the world, and understanding the moment you’re in. Darn if we didn’t just live through this life lesson the past three days. It truly is the story of a missed opportunity born from learning how to compete at this level. For all of the sailors following us, success here at this event is not about sailing ability, speed, tactics, or OCS’s. It’s about discipline, the discipline of living through a tough situation to get to an advantageous position. We were a touch impatient three times. Although we no longer have a shot at the Olympics today, we assuredly have an understanding that this “obstacle” is the root of how we move forward. It’s a good day today. We’re lucky to be here.