Before a regatta, we train in every way possible, as effectively as possible: with our coach on the water, with our trainer in the gym, and with our mental performance psychologist. We have been training in this sport for as long as we can remember. Every day, we complete a step toward our goal: The Olympic Podium. The boat is our weapon, fine tuned to our personal preferences and body types. Some of the factors we consider before every single race include weather, waves, clouds, wind phases, current – the list is endless. The conditions can be harsh, and the boat can work against us, but the thrill of victory is epic beyond words. Sailing is considered the most expensive sport in the world, yet this is the sport we love, and we will push ourselves to our limits. Go Canada.