Now that we are safely back in Canada we just wanted to send out a final word about the end of the trials.
There was no wind on Sunday, the final day of the event. We were only asked to fill out our final evaluation questionnaires for ISAF, and were given the rest of the day off. We got to walk around the deserted streets of Santander early Sunday morning. Afterwards, we did a five-hour hike through and around the main bay. It was spectacular.
We enjoyed dinner and some drinks with all the sailors remaining Sunday night. The girls from Sweden, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and a multihull sailor from Guatemala had a great night out. It was our latest night in Spain, and it happened to be a Sunday and the nightlife was limited.
The next day was a long day of sitting on planes and waiting in lines. Eventually we made it to Toronto, and back to school. We are not looking forward to getting back into reality. However the trip was an amazing experience and we would like to thank everyone who made it possible. We are submitting our final report to CYA this week, and unfortunately cannot disclose our final choices, but I am sure you will here soon enough! We are now as eager as ever to find out what class will be chosen, and hopefully the choice will go through in May.
If there is any information you want on any of the boats we can certainly share the lessons we learned.
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