Friday, June 13, 2014

US Nationals Friday update

We did four course races in A Fleet and Kona today. Formula fleet did 3 course races later in the day as the wind built to ~ 10-15 mph. I had opportunities to get bullets today, but Mark Boersma did a fantastic job closing out races, pulling past me in the last moments of R2 and R4 today (R6 and R8 overall). I need to impove on closing out races if I'm going to get any more bullets at this event ;) Bu it is great having strong competition. Andy Gratton sailed very fast today, usually the first around the windwark mark and also right in the mix in each race today.

Since Formula didn't start racing until after A Fleet was done, I quickly switched over to Formula gear to race with them. I didn't manage to switch fast enough to make their first start, but I did each of the next two races (R6 an R7 for them). I finished after Ron Kern and ahead of Guy Miller in each. It was fun racing Formula again since it has been several years since I have done an official race in that class. I was on my Starboard HWR, Severne Reflex2 11.0, and Finworks 70LT (thanks Dave Lassila - it is still working great!).

Tomorrow's forecast is for 20-30+ so more slalom is planned. Maybe some course racing if conditions don't meet the forecast.

Course racing RESULTS through Friday:
A Fleet  |  Kona  |  Sport  |  Formula

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