Cloudless Sky. Steady 15-knot wind in 85 degree temperature. No wonder I was so mellow at the helm. I let the crew to decide on the strategy. In the short windward leg they wanted to stay outside the kelp. With the swim buoys yanked by the Harbor authorities, I wasn't trusted to keep Das Boot off the rocks. That's the only rationale I could extract from this decision. However, I will recall that no other boat went up, through Kelp Straits. In this pursuit race, we caught & passed two boats on the first reach and were not passed. They tell me we took a 6th place. Hard for me to believe we deserved it. Didn't matter to me. All I cared about was being out on the water and partying ashore afterwards.