Today's race was not to count in any series. It was the buffer between Spring and Summer series. Appropriately enough it offered us atypical conditions: heavy westerly swells with a light and shifty easterly. Many felt afterwards that it was like sailing in a totally unfamiliar venue.
I continue to marvel at our evolving crew: the team seems complete. It no longer bothers me to have [quote]too many aboard[unquote]. Today we had seven aboard, and everyone had plenty to contribute. Picking the right moments for gybing was critical in confusing air and sea conditions.
We finished 3rd out of twelve boats. (That's an aside, just for the record.)