2016-2017 Laser Frostbite Series #9

Sailing today was pretty interesting and tough.  We had a mostly west wind that was generally 5-10.  As is normal with the west winds on the Potomac, it was very shifty and puffy.  There were times when there was almost no wind.  Also there were times when we were full out hiking.  Dan and Cliff on RC got off 5 races.  Melissa Morgan finally made it out after fixing her laser the past couple months.

I was surprised that I got 3rd place today.  But the best that I can say is that as was usual, having a good start mattered, but today it was not paramount with the puffs and shifts.  The most important thing today was playing the shifts well and keeping boat speed up.  With 3 of the races being more paradelike than tactics racing, boat speed was the key ingredient.  In one of the races, Kat had a awesome race which was mostly due to her first leg where she kept her speed up and went lower than everyone else to have good speed and clean air.  This punched her around the windward mark in second that race.

Hope that everyone had a great time and see you out again soon.

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