Gearing up for the US Olympic Trials

Kathleen Tocke RSX Miami 2015Like most sports, the good guys make it look easy.  This holds true for Olympic windsurfing.  The level is so high and the field so deep, that getting to the top takes years of technical coaching, travel on the international circuit, and practice and speed testing with the best in the world – no small task.  With only fours years of windsurfing under her belt and having taken a year off to represent the USA in the 49er FX Olympic Class, Kathleen is maximizing her final months leading up to the US Olympic selection.  Most recently, Kathleen has been training in Miami with Mexican sailor, Nicole Level.

” I have been very fortunate this year to have the opportunity to train with some excellent training partners and get some much needed technical coaching.  Most sailors don’t understand how technical and difficult the RSX board is.  It has more adjustments than a Laser.  Technique changes much more in each condition compared to sailboats.  But I really love the challenge.  I have been focusing a lot on height and my timing at starts.”

 

Leave a Comment