The 2017 edition of the FBYC One Design Long Distance Race started out with a pretty dismal forecast. I had planned to sail the Laser and without somewhere to store a beer cooler in such light wind I took Matt Braun’s offer to crew on a Front Runner with him. The race started in light air and slowly built as the afternoon went on. We had a 2nd row start and had some trouble getting to clear air up the first leg. On the second leg those who went closer to Stove Point were rewarded with breeze a little sooner.
We put our game faces for the 2nd half of the race and caught every shift and puff and clawed our way back to the top 3rd of the fleet. The race got a little interesting about halfway through when a barge came down the course just as boats were exiting the channel. Thankfully everyone had maneuverability and was out of the way by the time they came through. Thanks again Matt for a great day of sailing!