2012 Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta: Saturday

Day 1 at the Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta at Ware River Yacht Club.  We had 10 boats out and started the day in 6-8.  In the first two races I had good starts, picked the shifts right and led both races.  In the final leg of the 2nd race the sea breeze came in at 13-15 knots and we did two more races in that wind.  As I was out there hiking my butt off I realized I hadn’t sailed a single event this year in wind.  I just didn’t have the muscles for it and my results showed.  This was the wind for Henry Amthor and he put up two bullets in the final two races to take the overall lead today.  I made a bad decision to put in an extra tack in the final leg of the 3rd race and dropped to 3rd.  I managed a 2nd in the final race.  With 1-1-3-2 I’m just one point behind Henry in 2nd place and we’ll be sailing day two tomorrow.

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