Dee, below: Hard to balance emotions and competitiveness of a project without reflecting on hindsight. We all learn from mistakes. Maybe I need to be a bit more ruthless in how I manage stuff, only have the best drivers drive, but it wasn't how we set out with this project. We didn't have any lead up time, so we did it on the way round. We have confidence in who's better in certain conditions, but we've probably still let people drive who weren't as fast as others. Maybe I should have been more cutthroat, but one thing I have noticed is the team are very much a team, and they've done this together and they're ending it together. I think that's really nice. To see them grow, their confidence, their self-belief as well. They don't need any experienced people on this boat; they could do it all themselves. Facilitating them getting the confidence to believe that has been huge. And that's a really big step. And that's what I'm most proud of. Having them grow as sailors over nine months. Crew in the cockpit. Dee: This is about them showing they can race this boat with the best racers in the world. That's what they're going to take away and remember with this project, and that was one hell of a year and we did a really good job. My mission in this final couple of weeks is to make them have that feeling, so when it's July 1 and the circus leaves town, they're all really proud people. Crew work in the cockpit. Dee describes her fantasy of them passing the boats ahead. "Reality may hit hard."
|published||Thu, 14 Jun 2018 16:26:42 UTC|
|tags||Discussing the competition, Emotion, Experience, Favorite, Growing As Sailors, Learning, Project, Ruthlessness, This Team Is Very Much A Team, Training During The Race, What I'm Most Proud Of and When The Circus Leaves Town|
|team||Turn The Tide On Plastic|