The fleet was small, due to scheduling conflicts, but the quality high for the Flying Dutchman Nationals November 1 - 3. Gulfport Yacht Club near Tampa Bay, Florida is primarily a performance multihull club, so it was no stretch to host these performance craft.
Three days of racing included everything from fresh breeze to sit-on-the deck light air for the twelve races.
As the diabolical Race Officer, I placed the weather mark not far from shore for the final four races on Sunday, allowing typical lake sailing with shifts and puffs in the 8 - 15 knot breeze. This allowed numerous lead changes both upwind and down.
Lin Robson and crew Arthur Anosov of Saint Petersburg, Florida were the clear winners with nine first places.