Stay off the weed!

In early January, we headed down to San Isidro, Argentina to train where the 2016 Worlds will be held. What we found was short steep chop, fresh brown water and A LOT of seaweed. Heavy rain in the middle of the country caused an invasive species of seaweed to trickle down the river to Club Nautico San Isidro.  Sailing out of the harbor was quite a feat with seaweed so thick you needed a tow. Even worse was the fact there are water snakes hiding in the weeds!!

When leaving the harbor and headed to race course where the Worlds will be held, the density of the weeds was much less. Even so, there was plenty to learn about the best way to clear the rudder and centerboard! We are very happy we got down there early to get acquainted with the difficult conditions.