Day 2 of the Orange Coffee Pot Regatta and Laser District 11 Championship was forecast to start a lot like Saturday finished: windy. Already a number of sailors weren’t going out. I rigged hoping to hang in there for as many races as I could. As I was about to head to the launching ramp, I noticed that my traveler fairlead was starting to pull out of the deck. Luckily Don Hahl had a spare hull sitting on a trailer (thanks Don!!!). In a 10-minute mad dash we pulled everything off my boat and re-rigged it on the spare hull.
I hung in there through 2 races in winds in the 20+ range. There were some shifts to be found, but mostly it was just hanging on, keeping the boat moving and keeping it upright. By the end of the 2nd race I started getting the tipsies. I started the 3rd race, sailed to the windward mark and just sailed in for the dock. At that point I was worn out and wasn’t really doing much racing anyway. Back at the dock I packed up, made arrangements to get the boat fixed and got on the road (without the boat).