By Keith Magnussen
We found ourselves in the PHRF Sportboat Class that included a Melges 20, two J-80's, Melges 32 and a Bolt 37. It would prove to be a somewhat predictable scenario as a spread of over 100 seconds tends to spread the fleet out.
The first two days were not "sportboat" conditions and the boats were in full displacement mode as the respective tacticians worked the shifts. We had great starts on Loco and good boat handling. Tactically we were sound and felt that our boat speed was where it should be
Light air made it difficult for us to stay in touch with the Bolt 37 and their tall rig. They sailed well and dominated the regatta from beginning to end.
After three days of racing we ended up third but still had smiles on our faces as we always make sure of having a good time. We had some moments of frustration in the light air but shifted gears well and learned more about the new (ish) boat.
All Pictures by Bronny Daniels at www.JoySailing.com