Thursday's races were Gill Cup W/L's, so sail selection was easy. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were point to point around the island type of races with various angles, wind conditions, and seas. Otra Vez (Kerr 43) being such a technical boat has many options as Bill pointed out above for sail selectioin. We attempted to utilize staysails, MH Code 0, Frac Code 0, and various spinnakers. Many mistakes were made and time lost in attempting to put these up and take them down. The consensus was we needed more practice and experience with hosting and peeling on Otra Vez to become proficient with the inventory. Bill's choice for Sunday made it easy to concentrate on pure sailing. speed, tactics, and reading the weather. It proved to be the right call. Our primary competition was a "VERY" well sailed boat called Highland Fling with local Peter Gilmore on board. They nearly swept the class except for our win on Sunday. Congratulations to them for their hard earned victory.
I'm quite proud of where we have come in such a short time. We are all looking forward to the rest of the year and continuing to get better as a team. There is no doubt in our minds that we have "The Weapon" and are only limited by our own skill set.
BTW, Thanks Bill for a great ride!