The second day of racing has come to an end and we've landed ourselves in a happy 5th place overall so far. The day began with a lighter breeze around 5-10 knots which built up in today's last few races. The choppy waves really messed with our crew-work and boat handling throughout the day but made for a fun time downwind surfing over waves. The first two races today went well with a 2nd and a 3rd, even though we had poor starts both races and made a large comeback the second one. The third race didn't go so well for us but we quickly moved on and got a 3rd, 6th, and 3rd in the next three races. Even though we have good boatspeed, our starts are still our greatest weakness. During the beginning of the day we kept fighting with other boats for the boat end of the line with no success so we abandoned that plan and got better starts further down the line. We were able to get clear air and pull away from some of the other boats faster than before with this strategy. We're working hard to achieve our goal of better starts and hopefully will come off the line in good lanes tomorrow!
Check out the results here!