Approximately 15 boats started in 7 knots of wind. In the slow-going around A-Mark (weather), my impatience again reared its ugly head and I couldn't clear a starboard tacker. Then my stubbornness reared its ugly head and I yelled "hold your course". After the collision, my impatience came back and I hit A-mark in rounding. After the penalty turns, we were in DFL. I asked to be relieved from the helm for the downwind leg and, not unsurprisingly, my request for a time-out was accepted. Five minutes later the wind doubled to 15 and we were able to recover some places lost. Recovering the wheel helm for the final leg, I was able to enjoy a nice solid beat to the finish mark. Anything to keep my eyes off my smashed starboard stanchions in the stern.