Bermuda Olympic hopeful brother Jesse and Zander Kirkland have declared everything is ready to go for the upcoming World Championship and their Olympic Qualifier for London.
Zander Kirkland said, “We arrived here in Zadar, Croatia a week early to acquaint ourselves with the local conditions and to make sure our boat and us are primed for the event. After some productive days on the water in different breezes, we feel good about our speed and maneuvers around the course.”
Jesse Kirklands said, “Our coach Ramon Oliden joined us a few days into our training, and will remain with us through the event. His insights and thoughts for the week will no doubt be invaluable. So, as this important regatta approaches, our mentality will be to treat it like any other.”
“There is no pedestal for this event. We will not lionize the qualifying side of it unless it is necessary. Our objective here is to sail a good World Championships,” continued Zander Kirkland.
Jesse Kirkland concluded, “To do that, we must stick to the fundamentals that we always apply when racing…sail high percentage moves, good starting, lane management, observe wind patterns etc. We are really excited to get out there and start racing.”